Aug. 14, 2013 —
To the Editor:
As an introduction, I believe in God and I also believe that one person can make a difference in this world. I have seen it happen. It only takes one person to get the ball rolling, and through a faithful following, others can come aboard, and changes CAN be made! My purpose here is to offer encouragement to someone who has the time to pursue a cause. And this cause is the Big Sandy Power Plant in Lawrence County.
There has been a lot of talk lately per what will happen with the power plant which supplies electricity to a great big part of Eastern Kentucky. Scrubbers have been mentioned and a total shut-down with replacement of our electricity out of Northern West Virginia is also a possibility. In either case, you can be assured it will cost us a bundle. New EPA regulations are due out on 6-1-15, which Kentucky will need to implement one year later. At this point in time, no one knows what the new regulations will entail or what course to take. Thanks to Obama, the June unemployment rate jumped from 10.2 percent a year ago to 11.5 percent in Lawrence County. He is also bringing the coal industry to its knees, literally and figuratively.
Considering, too, how all else of his grandiose plans have faltered, we need to pray for him, for he knows not what he does.
In view of this, I believe the best course for us, in regard to the power plant, would be to leave things exactly as they currently are for the next 10 years. With this in mind, I would hope, and pray, that someone can take this thought and run with it, for all our sakes. One person can make a difference. God bless you all.
John F. Enyart
Aug. 14, 2013 —
To the Editor:
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Meals on Wheels only possible thanks to volunteers
At this season of the year, thanks must be extended to all who make Grayson Meals on Wheels a possibility in our community.
Asking for official attention to wire theft
I've been without home phone service for two days because of thieves stealing phone line at Fultz. This is not a new crime, it happens a lot near my grandmother's and my uncle's off the AA highway.
- Visit local businesses on Nov. 30 The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is helping to promote “Shop Small Business Saturday” for Nov. 30.
- Thanks for supporting Miller Rice fundraiser Carter Auto Parts and the family of Oscar and Donna Miller wish to thank everyone who participated in the fundraiser for Cindy Miller Rice on Nov. 23.
Reasons to support a smoke-free Kentucky
As a Board Member of the Kentucky Rural Health Association and a member of the healthcare workforce, I ask Carter County residents and our lawmakers to support a comprehensive smoke-free law this upcoming legislative session.
Hospice fundraiser successful
Community Hospice’s “An Evening at the Vineyard” dinner party on September 21, 2013 was a great success.
Former resident appreciates support during illness
My name is Orville W. Skaggs, Jr. I was born in Grayson in 1947 and went to Gregoryville and Locust schools and Prichard High School. I am now in Inman, SC. As of December 2012 I was told I had bladder cancer and have been treated for it ever since.
East Carter band impresses at annual concerts
The ECHS Raider Band takes the field at every home football game and performs patriotic and rousing music for the crowd’s enjoyment and we appreciate them for all the effort that goes into these events. But if you want to hear the band really perform you must attend one of their three annual concerts.
Thanks for supporting Ladies Auxiliary
We would like to thank all of those who participated in the Ladies Auxiliary annual community cookout and silent auction on Saturday Sept. 7, 2013.
Thanks for supporting Chamber's Funtober Fest
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Funtober Fest.
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