December 21, 2011
Former George Rogers Clark football coach Paul Columbia has retracted a statement he made following his dismissal as coach last week. In a letter sent to The Sun Wednesday, Columbia said he was “stunned” when he received a “reduction of responsibility for coaching duties” by Clark County Schools Superintendent Elaine Farris last Friday. “I asked Superintendent Farris if l could say I resigned,” he said in the letter. “I did not agree with the reasoning given for being fired and I was thinking of making the transition easier for the team.
August 29, 2012
I was taken aback by the statements made by Bobby Gullette, the attorney of the Nicholasville Planning Commission in the Aug. 23 edition of The Jessamine Journal. His statement, “Their defect is fatal” and “We've got them on the run, and hopefully we can keep them that way,” regarding the concerned citizens of Nicholasville. Apparently he views these citizens as the enemy. My disappointment is rooted in the apparent arrogance of Mr. Gullette or at the very least his lack of ability to think before speaks.
September 22, 2004
Dear Editor: Recently a letter writer stated that President Bush said the war on terrorism couldn't be won. He failed to mention the rest of Bush's statement. President Bush stated on the Rush Limbaugh show, " ... this is not a conventional war. It is a different kind of war. We're fighting people who have got a dark ideology who use terrorists, terrorism, as a tool. They're trying to shake our conscience. They're trying to shake our will, and so in the short run the strategy has to be to find them where they lurk.
August 5, 2003
The priest of St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Harrodsburg says he is greatly saddened by the events unfolding at the General Convention. "Personally, I am opposed to the election of Gene Robinson as Bishop," says Father Jeff Jones in a written statement hand delivered to The Advocate Messenger on Monday. The rest of the statement reads as follows. "Let me make myself perfectly clear. I do not turn away people from the church or deny them pastoral care based on their lifestyles, but at the same time, I may not condone their behavior.
July 6, 2005
Dear Editor: Recently Dick Cheney made the utterly ridiculous statement that the "insurgent" movement in Iraq is in its "last throes. " I cannot help but wonder if Mr. Cheney suffers illusions, or if he intended to insult the public intelligence. Or perhaps both. In my opinion, one could perhaps expect such a statement from George W. Bush but I gave Mr. Cheney credit for having some intelligence. However, this statement gives me much cause to wonder. It is abundantly clear that the insurgency in Iraq is not even close to being in its last throes.
November 2, 2003
Dear Editor: Change in Frankfort is needed for the good of all Kentuckians. What a shame for a past governor and senator, Wendell Ford, to campaign against the Republican candidate with misleading TV and radio ads. Senator Ford is trying to discredit Representative Fletcher by using illogical statements. Illogical statement 1: "Fletcher is a pilot without an airplane. " The Navy does not let its pilots take their airplanes home. Mr. Fletcher has a strong plan for Kentucky that does not include the use of state-owned vehicles.
October 23, 2006
Boyle County Clerk Denise Curtsinger issued a statement this morning disputing a report Sunday that she suggested that her opponent, write-in candidate Cindy Davidson, a Republican, might not be ready for the duties of the office. "The comment was not said," Curtsinger wrote in her statement. "I said there is more to this office than just elections. The implication that I may degrade anyone in order to win an election is absurd. I have never involved myself in that type of campaign and I will not start now. Every candidate that runs for any office should be taken serious.
June 15, 2007
Dear Editor, Main Street was a bustling center of arts activity and enthusiasm last Friday during the Gallery Hop Stop, one of the many outstanding events of the Great American Brass Band Festival weekend. In addition to the great artwork exhibited and sold by local artists at shops on and around Main Street, the energy and excitement was contagious, which was displayed by the overflowing crowds buzzing from one stop to the next. As one of the locations along the Hop, the Community Arts Center would like to thank all involved in coordinating this event; Ann Nichols, executive director of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, The Great American Brass Band Festival, downtown merchants and participating artists.
September 23, 2010
More than four years after a crash resulting in the deaths of a woman and three children, families of the victims finally heard remorse from Melissa Helton. Helton pleaded guilty for the second time in August to four counts of wanton murder, first-degree wanton endangerment and DUI in the August 2006 wreck on Watts Mill Road that killed Emily Ann Preston, 10, Caleb Hildenbrandt, 11, and Nicholas Helton, 12. Lori Latham, 40, died later from injuries suffered in the crash. Helton’s blood alcohol level, which was taken at the University of Kentucky Hospital at the request of Jessamine County sheriff’s deputies, was .16 percent, double the state limit of .08. Helton appeared in circuit court Thursday morning for formal sentencing.
June 28, 2012
The Fourth of July Celebration scheduled for Lykins Park Tuesday has been canceled because of the extremely dry weather, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon by the committee that plans the event. All of the events at the celebration - the fireworks, concert and military event - will be rescheduled, according to the Fourth of July Committee statement.