March 2, 2009
During most of his tenure as president of the Kentucky Senate, David Williams has been viewed by many Democrats and media types as a highly partisan Republican who has put the good of his party ahead of the good of the commonwealth. His seemingly pro-GOP stubbornness has been particularly noticeable when Democratic leaders have proposed measures to raise revenue, whether it has been casino gambling or taxes - especially taxes. Williams' anti-tax stance has been so strong that it has appeared he would push against any increase under any circumstances.
September 30, 2008
Dear Editor, I just wonder how many smart people are going to vote for Obama. He says he's going to give you better health care. He says he's going to help the middle class and give everybody a college education. I have a news flash. He can't give you squat. The president doesn't give or take anything unless Congress gives the OK. All the programs that he wants to give out are going to cost somebody a lot of money we don't have. His idea that he's going to tax the wealthy is crazy.
February 15, 2005
Dear Editor: As I remember it, 60 percent of the workers in Boyle County live out of the county. I am one of those 60 percent. Unless I am mistaken, I do not receive any of the county services, and with this tax increase of 66 percent, I still will not be eligible for services. Neither will any of the other 60 percent who are living out of the county. This brings me to a few questions: Can we, the 60 percent have a say in this tax increase? Is it the fault of people who live in other counties but work here, that the reigning government either can't or won't learn how to budget other people's money?
January 4, 2012
This argument over a 2 percent payroll tax cut is stupid. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a tax cut. I believe the economy works best, when we regular folks get to keep more of our hard earned money. But that doesn't change how dysfunctional Washington has been during this whole process. First, let me point out that we have spent the last two years listening to the Democrats whine that Republicans want to kill Grandma by making changes (or as they call them “cuts”) to Social Security.
January 6, 2012
This argument over a 2 percent payroll tax cut is stupid. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a tax cut. I believe the economy works best when we regular folks get to keep more of our hard-earned money. But that doesn't change how dysfunctional Washington has been during this whole process. First, let me point out that we have spent the last two years listening to the Democrats whine that Republicans want to kill Grandma by making changes (or as they call them “cuts”) to Social Security.
July 30, 2009
OLIVE HILL - Carter Caves State Resort Park is once again hosting the Bil Lepp "Liar" Comedy Dinner Theater on Aug. 7 and 8. This will be a night full of good food and comedy from the "Side Splitting Funny Man. " Bil Lepp, a preacher and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars Contest, will be on stage to entertain you this evening. He tells original, hilarious tales that will bring a smile to the face of even the most ill humored person. The cost for the buffet dinner and show is $34.95 plus tax per person and $29 plus tax per child 12 years and under.
March 4, 2009
When America stumbles, the world feels the effect. When basic philosophical tenets of finance are abandoned in America, chaos follows; and that, too, spreads across the landscape of many countries. We are presently in the vice-grip of staggering and diminishing venues of business and commerce. The reasons are debated but the stunning fact of dizzying, out of control governmental involvement has become an alarming intrusion into our democratic, capitalistic history of growth and expansion.
October 16, 2008
Dear Editor, It appears that voters are ready to put Barack Obama, a very radical socialist, into the White House. He says he wants to take our country in a new direction, but never says where. When I change directions, I like to know what is at the end of the road. Of course, these things aren't important, "It's the economy stupid. " We heard that same phrase in 1992 and it got us eight years of Bill Clinton: easy living, easy credit, people living way beyond their means.
October 22, 2007
CARROLLTON - Mystery, suspense and humor - all packed into one enjoyable evening at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton. That's what you'll get with "Murder In The Grand Hotel" Nov. 10. The producers of this play, Rising Star Promotions of Lamar, Ind., say "it's like a game of Clue, except with live actors - well most of them anyway!" This dinner theater begins at 6:30 p.m. at the General Butler Conference Center. Tickets are $30 a person plus tax and include dinner.
February 5, 2008
Feb. 5, 1983 A tax counseling program for persons over 60 and other low income or handicapped persons is being provided from 1 to 5 p.m., each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through April 15 at the Family Center at Central Baptist Church. The free program is a joint effort with the National Retired Teachers Association and the American Association of Retired Persons. According to a property tax assessment-sales ratio determined by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, real property in Clark County, on average, was assessed at 101.4 percent of its fair-market value.