Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, June 11

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Question is who decides: Abortion or life?

To the editor:

The question is not what the Bible says about abortion. The question is: Who decides if a given woman should have a baby or an abortion?

Helga Y. Eaddy,


Humane Association thanks participants of wine tasting

To the editor:

We want to thank everyone who helped make our Spring Lights Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, held Saturday, May 30, a huge success. So much effort by so many people was required to make this our biggest and best so far. Ticket sales were up, with one lady selling more than 20 tickets. The collection of items for the silent auction was a group effort, and we are so grateful to the merchants and providers of services who contributed, some who have helped for years, others who are new this year.

Thanks to Jay Patel, manager of Economy Liquor Store, who secured wines from five vendors to give tasters a large variety to sample. Thanks to the professionals who provided tables of food, and to the Red Hat Ladies, who provided a table for the first time, and to the many volunteers and friends who brought their favorite delicacies to share.

Thanks to Nikki Warren for the flowers. Thanks to Letha Marlow for her expertise in keeping the food tables filled and things running smoothly. Thanks to George Houk, who served as MC and kept things on track. Thanks to the Times-Gazette for the publicity.

We appreciate everyone who sold tickets and everyone who bought them. We see many familiar faces each year who are faithful friends and we could not have had a successful event without their loyalty. Also, a lot of new faces were seen this year and we hope to see you back next year.

Enough cannot be said about our volunteers. We have so many with different talents, each doing his or her job to make the whole thing "click." We have several smaller fundraisers during the year, but this is the one we depend on to be able to pay our bills for the coming year.

Our ability to help the animals depends on all our friends who help us. We are grateful to each of you who contributed to making this event a big success. We also want to thank the many friends who were unable to attend but sent donations to help with caring for the animals.

Kitty Graham,

Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association

Fighting Blindness organization thanks Kroger and community

To the editor:

I would like to thank to express my appreciation to Mrs. Gillespie and Mr. Cunningham, Kroger's management staff, for the permission given to me to collect donations at the store for the Foundation Fighting Blindness organization.

Also, special thanks to the many people that contributed. Your generosity is appreciated.

Nancy Barber,


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  • @Helga

    No, the question is when does life begin? Our society decided a long time ago that murder is illegal. You don't get out of jail free just because you created a life. Should you also have the right to abort the life of your born kids? When society rules on the answer to this question then this debate will end.

    -- Posted by ianlee74 on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 10:10 AM
  • Where are the letters to the editor between May 31 to June 11?

    -- Posted by Thatsmystory on Mon, Jun 15, 2009, at 11:52 AM
    Response by John Carney:
    A combination of things. I was off work that weekend; I should have posted the Thursday letters before leaving work on the 4th but didn't, and then the people who did the web site over that weekend missed posting the letters from that Sunday.

    I apologize.

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