Help Old Friends care for horses
I had the pleasure to visit Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm in Georgetown and was so happy to see the retired Thoroughbreds receiving excellent medical treatment and nutritious food.
Old Friends was started by Michael Blowen in 2003 to provide a home for retired Thoroughbred horses that would possibly be euthanized or sent to the slaughterhouses. There are over 100 horses being taken care of there and they need your help. Blowen is trying to raise money to bring War Emblem from Japan to live out his remaining years at Old Friends.
Silver Charm, a real winner, is among many famous horses living there. A small horse named Little Silver Charm was rescued by Blowen from a truck headed for the slaughterhouse. Charmed Life, a book written about him, will be available in a few days and can be purchased on Amazon.com, and 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale will go to Old Friends.
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Any donation, no matter how small, will help these deserving horses live out their lives with comfort and affection from Blowen and the volunteers. You can schedule a tour by calling 502-863-1775.
Meddling in our faith
I usually don't write about things in the paper. I sit at home and gripe. However, when I read an Oct. 12 article, I had to speak out.
Freedom from Religion Foundation in Madison, Wis., wrote a letter to the mayor of Wilmore saying it is unlawful to display a blatant symbol of religion on government property and that they would file suit to make him take it down.
The U.S. Constitution grants all people freedom of religion. Why then, is it unlawful to express our freedom? Whether it's a cross on a water tower, prayer in school, before a ball game or in a court of law, where did that freedom go?
Also we, as a nation, do not condemn or persecute people for their choice of religion or lack thereof. From agnostic to Muslim, no one is denied their choice. We do not have to agree with it, just respect it.
I think that this foundation should tend to their house and leave others' choice of religion and business alone.
More biking, walking
A lot of people look forward to the second Sunday in October when selected roads are turned over to biking and walking. It would have been nice if it had been a first Tuesday instead for the Luke Byrant concert. It would have been more festive, inclusive, healthy and no-hassle fun. And the cops could have gotten a little more shut-eye.
Regarding the problem in Rowan County: Wouldn't this be a good time to think about uniting some of the 120 counties. This might stop things from getting so out of hand.
I don't agree with this type of marriage, maybe a contract of some sort would be better.
Too much religion
If religion and government should not have anything to do with each other, why is it that everyone running for president has to point out to we, the voters, his or her religious faith?
In my opinion — and I hope I can still have an opinion — "Obama" stands for "obamination." I have never in my 79 years seen such destruction of our country.