April 4, 2012 —
In my opinion Grayson can do without a Walmart. Grayson has gotten along very well for many, many years without Walmart and my opinion is that Grayson can survive, grow and prosper for many more years to come without Walmart.
What can Walmart offer to people that cannot be found in Grayson? Is it groceries, tires, electronics, pharmacy products, appliances, fast food, a deli, eyeglasses, beauty salon services, books, gifts, toys, or photos services? Oil change, garden supply, hardware? The answer to the question is not one thing. In Grayson can be found anything that Walmart has to offer, along with friendly hometown service and customer concern. And if we must go to a Walmart, there’s one 20 minutes away at Cannonsburg.
My opinion also is that the civic leaders of our community along with the elected officials, and even our attorneys could do well to concentrate their efforts toward attracting other types of business to our community that would enhance our local commerce rather than cause Grayson to become another town where stores have been forced to close and vacant buildings become prominent. Such business as light manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers might be considered.
I am aware that my opinion is one, just one. Only one. ONE. However, the opinions of a great many people in agreement just might have an influence on what takes place in our community. So I take this means to express my opinion and strongly encourage others to do the same.
Our pastor recently made the statement that greed pretty much controls every aspect of our society. My opinion is that he is right. It seems to be the greed of the “haves” and not the greed of the “have nots.” That’s my opinion. What’s yours?
April 4, 2012 —
- Letters to the Editor
Be careful of those you trust
I would like to respond in answer to Charles Wallace's pitiful letter to avenge himself against the “stuff told” by the Health Department in the Eastern KY Voice this Friday. Folks, it’s simple. He has lost two major battles against us “girls” here at the Health Department and we were in anticipation of the third battle starting.
Olive Hill Health Department: Raising questions
During the last health department meeting, information was provided to employees regarding the closing of the Olive Hill Health Department branch, which I had previously asked about. They informed me they did not have the revenue to keep it open. If the health department was not closed in Olive Hill it would be hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red.
Legislators consider minimum wage needs
I commend these four legislators, Rep. Jill York, Rep. C.B. Embry, Rep. Dwight Butler, and Rep. Jim Stewart by voting yes on the Minimum Wage Bill.
Encouraging colon cancer screenings
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and an opportunity to bring attention to potentially lifesaving actions people can take. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S.
Get involved with your local chamber
Are you involved with your local chamber of commerce? Chambers of Commerce are a great way to make business contacts, and even friends.
Alcohol sales would hurt Olive Hill
I am 64 years old and I have lived in the city limits of Olive Hill my entire life. I have seen Olive Hill when it was prosperous and I have seen it when it was not so prosperous.
Against liquor sales in Olive Hill
Along the roadways of our little town, we see signs urging us to vote YES for legal liquor sales in Olive Hill. Sadly, we see no signs urging us to vote NO!
In appreciation of Pastor Barrell
Some members of the Lower Grassy Church of Christ, in my opinion, should hang their heads in shame. On February 23, 2014 a wonderful man of God and their Pastor Larry Barrell was dismissed from preaching.
Thanks for contributing to Operation Christmas Child
I’m writing to thank Grayson residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas.
Seeking ancestry information
I am searching for relatives from the Olive Hill and Grayson area in the 1800s and early 1900s.
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