Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

How much to bury wires on Short Street?

The historic Lexington courthouse promises to be a beautiful landmark. The wires around the courthouse are underground on three sides, but they remain on poles on Short Street. Short hosts street fairs and markets and is lined with historic structures. Surely, it would look better without all those wires.

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Wasteful suits against drug companies

Looks like the state and the city are getting on the nanny-state bandwagon to sue manufacturers of oxycontin and other opioid medications. If you have ever been in actual pain, not just twinges or annoying discomfort, you will realize that these manufacturers have done a wonderful service to mankind.

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Don’t trust Bevin tax plan

I read in this newspaper about the Pegasus Institute’s Jordan Harris praising Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan for Kentucky tax reform while urging you to “pay no attention to what happened in Kansas.” That’s got to be the most irresponsible thing anyone has ever said — and we’ve got Trump for president.

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What happened to ‘justice for all’?

The blindfold has been ripped off the face of Lady Justice. The courts — a jury — will ultimately decide whether Paul Manafort broke the law. None of the charges, by the way, had anything to do with alleged collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians.

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Value the world’s teachers

Oct. 5th has been designated World Teachers’ Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for 20 years. This is an “occasion to mark achievements and reflect on ways to counter the remaining challenges for the promotion of the teaching profession, like the acute shortage of teachers.”

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Judges are qualified

The governor publicly questioned the legitimacy of our state’s judiciary recently. He labeled many state judges unqualified, without identifying any. Readers should know about two judges who demonstrate why Kentuckians should continue electing our judiciary.

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Brain-damaged harassers can stop

The portion of the brain that controls impulses and irrational behaviors is about the easiest to damage. In the society of a nursing home, the admission of a brain-damaged individual sets off a quick assessment of the behavior, such as groping, exposure and sexual propositions.

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Bevin ignoring our freedoms

So our magnanimous governor declared a “Bring Your Bible to School Day” across the state. Not a “Bring Your Quran to School Day.” Not a “Bring Your Torah to School Day.” Not even a “Bring Your Religious Book to School Day.”

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Protect the Arctic, outdoors

The Arctic Refuge is one of the last untouched places in the country. At more than 19 million acres, the Arctic Refuge in northeastern Alaska is America’s largest wildlife refuge and provides habitat and birthing grounds for native caribou, polar bear and migrating birds from across the globe, plus a diverse range of wilderness lands. Our nation’s coastlines support countless marine species and economies that depend on fishing, tourism, recreation and oil-free oceans.

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Sensible pension plan needed

As a couple on both Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System and Kentucky Retirement Systems, we follow the pension issue. My wife and I worked in the real world prior to education careers. We chose to make far less money and walk away from pension plans in industry for Kentucky tech education.

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Pensions affect voters

Although Gov. Matt Bevin and supporting legislators believe their pension reform is fair, that is far from the truth. The proposal affects not only educators but also all government employees and, indirectly, all citizens.

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Use lottery for pensions

Back in the day, I wrote a letter published in your newspaper that tried to justify having the lottery in Kentucky. In that letter, I mentioned that it could help education and retirements. I think the lottery can and should help bail out the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, regardless of Gov. Matt Bevin’s attempt to destroy KTRS. We cannot afford to have a dictator governorship destroy the future of our children and force elderly retired teachers to have to live on food stamps. The retired teachers have done their jobs, and now they must be rewarded with the dependable retirement that they earned.

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