Social Secutity not a bargaining chip
Social Secuirty should never have been put on the chopping block as bargaining chips in the ongoing budget negotiations.
It appears they are targeting the the hand that rocks the cradle, especially women whose lower income and longer lifespans make the more reliant on earned benefits than any other goup of of benfeficiaries, We are one of the targets since we have outlived our usefulness.
Kitty Kouns, Ashland
Greenup officer was a big help
I was at the Greenup County Courthouse getting my vehicle tagged when I inadvertently locked my keys in the car.
It was pouring down the rain. I enlisted help from some of the staff at the courthouse, and the next thing you know, Roger Russell of the Greenup City Police Department pulled up behind my car. He offered me the warmth and protection of his vehicle. He got soaking wet while successfully unlocking my car.
I was very impressed at how the police department and, in particular Mr. Russell, displayed community assistance and respect for the citizens of Greenup.
Gloria Spurlock, Greenup
The word needs divine celebration
The Christmas season is a time of celebration, a season of gladness and joy. But, many people are devoid of the joyful spirit of celebration. The obvious reason for that may be that they are celebrating wrongly. They may have a lot of fun, buy joy deludes them.
They come to the end of their “holiday season” completely burnt out. Others come to the festive season with the firm intention of celebrating God’s gift of the Savior. They are determined to keep it “spiritual.” But when the season is over some are left empty also because they have spent their energies looking at and condemning others for the way in which they celebrate.
Perhaps the more balanced approach to “keep Christ in Christmas” would be to keep Christ in “ourselves” and “others” in Christ. Then Christmas will be the God-given celebration not only fulfilling for ourselves but also inspiring for others. It will then be a living testimony to what a celebration really is when it is what God made it to be.
The world today urgently needs “divine celebration.” And no celebration is truly satisfying without God’s compassionate presence of love who loves all His creatures.
Kathleen Chamis, Ashland