April 9, 2008
Dear Editor, Drunk driving is a violent crime. It also is one of the most unspeakable and selfish crimes, because it is so easily avoidable - simply have a non-drinking designated driver along when going "partying. " Also, drunk driving accidents are truthfully not accidents at all. An accident is defined as an act unintentional and unforeseen. There is nothing unforeseen about causing an accident while choosing to "get stoned" on alcohol while on public highways. Drunk driving is a person's choice.
February 11, 2008
On Nov. 1, 2007, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hydee Hawkins presented certificates of appreciation and Operation Copperhead commemorative coins to Special Agent Douglas Robinson, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Lexington Field Office; Detective Don Mather, Georgetown Police Department; and Detective Patrick Adkins, Winchester Police Department. The awards were presented on behalf of Amul R. Thapar, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, to recognize the efforts of this tenacious joint violent crime fighting team.
May 27, 2008
Dear Editor, About Bill Clinton - it is real simple. Gas was 89 cents a gallon. Forty dollars worth of food then is $81.20 now. In the year 2000, the nation was enjoying unparalleled prosperity. Under him, the great economic expansion became the longest ever recorded. Inflation was the lowest in history. The Clinton years became the most prosperous in our history. There was a 25-year low in violent crime. The longest on record. The welfare rolls and the unemployment rate of 3.9 were the lowest in 30 years.
February 28, 2006
Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have partnered to bring MADD's latest multi-media show, "The Spot," to 20 counties across Kentucky. More than 8,000 high school students will be viewing the show, including students at Danville High School at 9 a.m. Wednesday. "The Spot" discusses issues of safe driving, the dangers of underage drinking and enables students to recognize who is trying to influence the decisions they make. The Spot shows teens that it is up to them to make sure their "spot" is filled with positive influences and not harmful substances.
June 24, 2005
Dear Editor: As a registered independent, I was recently asked by several to write about the records of Mr. Bush and Bill Clinton. Comparing them after much honest research, here it is. In 2000 under Mr. Clinton the nation was enjoying unparalleled prosperity. In February the great economic expansion became the longest ever recorded. Inflation was extremely low. The Clinton years became the most prosperous ever recorded. There was a 25-year low in violent crime, a seven-year decline that was the longest on record.
November 29, 2007
Dear Editor, While in the Danville courthouse some time back I talked to a number of people who were leaving the Republican Party to register as Independents. When I asked them why, almost every one of them said it was mostly the policies of George W. Bush and his control, and because of the party's failure to represent the will of the people. Eighty-two percent of the American people want us out of Iraq now. Sixty-two percent of American voters want our border laws enforced.
March 27, 2007
Chiara (pronounced key-ar-a) Levin, age 22, died on Saturday, March 24. Chiara's parents, Bill and Grazia Levin, have released the following statement: "We are devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of our daughter, Chiara. Chiara was accidentally shot and killed early Saturday morning in Boston. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Given the nature of this violent crime, we are working in total cooperation with the Boston Police Department. At this time, we cannot release any details of the investigation and defer all questions about this incident to the Boston Police Department.
February 28, 2013
A Jessamine County jury lowered the boom on two men who were found guilty of a violent home invasion in Wilmore in October 2011. Willie Fain, 24, and Rodney Jones, 21, were found guilty of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery and theft by unlawful taking on Friday, Feb. 22, following a four-day trial in Jessamine Circuit Court. Fain was also found guilty of second-degree persistant felony offender. The jury recommended an 80-year sentence for Fain and a 21-year sentence for Jones.
October 25, 2011
The Obama administration has come completely unhinged in trying to sell its “jobs plan.” In the latest of a long line of embarrassing gaffes, Vice President Joe Biden put forth the ridiculous notion that if Republicans don't support Obama's “jobs plan,” they must want to see more people raped and murdered. In a speech to public sector workers, Biden said, “I wish they (Republicans) had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit.” Aside from the disgusting insensitivity of this remark, I have news for Mr. Biden; the police cannot completely prevent crime, they can only respond to it. To make his ludicrous point, Biden cited erroneous statistics about rising violent crime rates, which the Associated Press later debunked.