Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor, Aug. 22

UK memories are gone forever

Although I did not go to the University of Kentucky and don't have quite the emotional attachment to it as many native Lexingtonians, I am greatly disturbed by the demolition of UK's history.

Some of these structures may not be as important as others. However, the history and uniqueness of many of these buildings is incredibly meaningful and important to the university's and Lexington's past.

They will now cease to play a role in the lives of the students, faculty and alumni. What a shame.

The president does not have memories or ties to these historic structures, which might have caused him to make an effort to save them. However, I would have thought that many on the UK board would have feelings for their old educational haunts. If not all, perhaps those special buildings that played a role in their and the school's past.

These buildings, just like our precious farmland, once gone, gone forever.

Lendy F. Brown


Pray for SE Kentucky

Please pray for our people here in Southeastern Kentucky as the Democrats and President Obama's agenda has destroyed our coal industry. The people have almost no jobs and Wall Street keeps saying our economy is doing well. Our people here are hurting. We have no leadership in our nation.

Donald Wallen


No compassion

Sen. Mitch McConnell proposes that the federal government be required to consult with a state's governor before unaccompanied immigrant children could be temporarily relocated to that state.

The senator feels that these minors should be treated humanely and returned to their home country immediately.

But the Obama administration is sending teams to Central America to investigate local conditions before these children are automatically forced to return to often perilous environments.

In the senator's position there seems to be little compassion for these children. I guess we need the money for wars in Asia.

William Poole


Groob exposed

With her disgraceful comments about Sen. McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, Democrat operative Kathy Groob finally and fully exposed herself.

And it was not a pretty sight.

Ted Smith

Park Hills

Where's the money?

I would like to know what Community Action is really in business for. Just recently I needed financial help for my water and electric bills. I got help from a local church. I called the church and talked to them and told them my story.

They paid my electric bill. It has been a month and a half and my water is still cut off.

Now, before you judge me I would be glad to explain my circumstances to anyone who's interested.

I am not looking for a free ride. I, at this time, need just a push to help me get on my feet.

I have called them at the first of the month, the middle of the month, and the end of the month, and it is always the same answer — no funds.

What are the federal tax dollars going to them for, to sit there and answer the phone? If I am wrong, I stand corrected.

It is the same with the whole system, including the court system. It's who you know.

Sammie Johnson


Lack of integrity

The sheriff should not seek re-election in Fayette County. When the integrity of the office has been compromised, the leader should walk away.

Fred Ross Kelly


Retire McConnell

As a kid in the 1930s, I remember the disparaging efforts against President Roosevelt's Social Security Act.

Yet, according to a 2010 Social Security Administration report, over 890,000 Kentuckians reaped more than $11 billion in benefits from it.

President Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act, with the help of Gov. Steve Beshear, now serves 500,000 Kentuckians.

Democratic candidate Alison Grimes did an appropriate welcome to Sen. Mitch McConnell's retirement party at Fancy Farm.

E. L. Ruggles Sr.