Thanks for a job well done
The residents of Autumn Court would like to thank the following companies and people for the great job they did on the Two Mile Road/Autumn Court sanitary sewer system improvements: Ronnie Leggett and WMU for providing guidance and leadership for the entire projet; Tim Humble and Flo-line of Monticello for installing the sewer lines and preparing the road for resurfacing; Roger Turner and the Allen Company of Richmond for laying our new blacktop street and Randy Sparks and Sparks Enterprises for the landscaping, topsoil and seeding.
These groups worked with each household in our subdivision to ensure every job was completed to our satisfaction. They were courteous and accommodating for residents who needed to use the street each day for personal and business reasons.
We waited a long time to have a sewer system installed in our neighborhood, but the quality job these groups did made the wait worthwhile. This project added to the value of our neighborhood and eliminated health problems for the south side of Winchester.
Thanks again for the great job to all who were involved in completing this project.
David and Kathy England
Compassion not a political issue
We, as citizens, have finally arrived at the time when the airwaves are full of negative statements and comments regarding the “terror” that will befall us should we vote incorrectly. One of the best example is that Kentucky’s senior citizens will not be able to afford their medications.
Well, hello Dolly! This is already happening. In just the short time that I came to know the wonderful residents of Beverly White Towers, I can tell you that our seniors are already struggling, and a bowlful of empty promises is not going to help them.
The concept of cutting any type of aid to our senior citizens is an insult to every voter in this country. We all owe a level of common sense and work to care for the very people that built the world we live in. To disrespect our seniors is as blatant as spitting in the faces of the founders and builders of the very streets we drive and the houses in which we live.
When we must decide just how much to insult our mothers, fathers or anyone for that matter — it’s a far cry from the days of helping our neighbors, and knowing those neighbors as friends.
It’s time to form the Simplicity Party. One whose goal is to find and help others who are struggling. I know the church won’t mind if my percentage into the offering plate helps a senior citizen buy their medicines or food. I’m not convinced that God intended compassion to be a political issue.
Mayfield a proven representative
I have known Rep. Donna Mayfield for many years. I know her to be a woman of exceptional integrity and initiative, who represents our district well.
Donna is a woman with a profound personal faith, who believes in traditional family values and who is adamantly pro-life. She also demonstrates her faith and decency by refusing to participate in mudslinging, but would rather devote her time and energy to listening to her constituents and to researching the issues at hand in Frankfort. She is hardworking and resolute in her determination to see to it that the people of our district, and not some political “machine,” are represented at the capital.
Her campaign slogan, “Common Sense Government,” is well-chosen. As just one example, I am proud of her determination not to support the “pill mill” bill, and to choose instead to support a doctor’s knowledge and integrity. A vote for Donna Mayfield is a vote for integrity, common sense, decency and the right kind of change.
Renee E. Bush
Do unto others
I think it is utterly ridiculous that people hate so much that they are willing to support and follow behind the ignorance of others.
Posting Youtube videos about our superintendent is going way too far, as is publicly bashing her on Facebook. She has family and children and that is totally disrespectful. You need to consider how you would feel if someone did this to you or one of your family members.
I don’t like everything that is going on with the schools, but there is a respectable way to handle things. Despite all of my faults, I know God is in total control of every situation and things are going to happen according to His will whether you like it or not. This is life and everything is not going to go the way you plan, because it is not your plan.
Stop putting stuff on Facebook and pray that God allows things to work out for the good. Take it up with God and get over it. Some of you are professional hell raisers and the sad part of it all is that you are on Facebook setting bad examples for your children.
God allows things to come into our lives to see how we handle them and although I sometimes fail, some of you are taking things way too far. I pray that God has mercy on all of your souls. I pray all of the hate demons out of your hearts!
Mayfield unfairly criticized over House Bill 1
I find it incumbent to voice an opinion on matters of civic importance that have become politically divisive — the recent state legislation governing certain controlled medicines and the administrative regulations promulgated by the executive branch.
Those that know me, are likely aware of my feelings on the issue. For those that I have not yet met, let me say that I am certainly in favor of reducing drug abuse — prescription and illicit — and drug dependency. I also feel that the situation in the State of Kentucky has reached a threshold that government intervention could be helpful.
Regulating supposed “pill mills” is needed. Setting the framework for an interstate “KASPER” system is helpful. The placement of onerous requirements on regular doctors is not at all helpful, especially when it includes dozens of questions, screening tests and reports for which failure to comply carries potential licensure citation and/or criminal charges against the doctor. For that reason, and as the law mandates “trolling” for aberrant prescribing patterns (which leads to investigations by governmental agencies), as well as the deafening silence that has greeted us in our attempts to engage officials at all levels, my practice ceased prescribing controlled medications. Many in the community are aware of that point.
This issue did not need to be one of political partisanship. We all suffer over the issue. We all anguish over those that have been victimized. We all have a stake in finding a solution. Among the many politicians in the state, I only know of one that thought it prudent to discuss the details of the legislation known as “House Bill 1” with doctors prior to making a decision on how to vote.
Donna Mayfield discussed the ramifications of the then bill with doctors. After careful consideration, she voted against making it law. Citizens will have to ask Mayfield, but I suspect that she was thinking of her constituents, wondering if there might be more harm than good come out of such intervention. Knowing that short sighted politicians who lacked a deeper understanding of the issue might make political fodder of it in the future, she voted the way I — and I hope many others — want our politicians to vote, with conviction and courage.
When I see Mayfield publicly criticized for her decision to vote against the measure, I feel that is inappropriate. Donna isn’t against reforming the prescription drug problem in this state. Donna isn’t in favor of “druggies” or “pill mills.” She thought there was a better way. From where I sit, I see the citizens of her district suffering more from the unintended consequences of this bill — legitimate access, cost of meds, soured relationships — than they did prior to its passage. I don’t see that as shortsighted. I see that as insightful.
Finally, with regards to criticism of politicians, doctors and citizens that are unhappy with the recent legislation: criticism and media ads make it appear that all who are opposed are drug dealers, addicts or their supporters. In reality, the only voices I have heard in opposition are those of doctors. Good doctors who work in hospitals and clinics, doctors that are leaders in state and federal organizations such as the KMA and AMA, doctors who have never set foot in a “pill Mill,” doctors who care for patients, doctors you and I call on to save our lives. Those are the voices that I hear saying, “there is a better way,” those doctors, and Donna Mayfield.
If more politicians would vote their conscience and vote with courage, our world would be a far better place.
Eric W. Bradburn, M.D.
Trapp announcement deserved better placement
As a Trapp Elementary School parent, I was disappointed to see that the story covering Trapp’s Blue Ribbon School award was in the back part of The Winchester Sun. There were only three public schools in Kentucky that got it this year and I think it is a shame that The Winchester Sun thought that the tire amnesty article on the front page was more important.