Columnists

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In My View

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Friday, May 15, is Police Memorial Day. This day was set aside by Congress in 1962 to honor the memory of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the performance of their duties. And since 1985, each year that day has been recognized here in Owensboro and Daviess County, as wel…

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Like in other states, Kentucky’s governor ordered childcare providers to close their doors in response to the coronavirus. Unfortunately, that left essential personnel, including healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers and grocery store workers with few options for their kids.

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The past few months have conjured up a mix of emotions, from fear and uncertainty about the health and livelihood of family and friends, to pain and sadness as we have watched horrific moments of this global pandemic and its economic aftermath unfold in front of us on the TV and in our commu…

Readers Write

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The Messenger-Inquirer's Memorial Day service article in the May 19 edition stated that the coronavirus pandemic has canceled the Memorial Day services. I beg to differ. The virus did not cancel the events, people did.

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I am a proud postal worker. During this coronavirus pandemic, my fellow frontline coworkers and I continue to go to work every day, even in these dangerous times, to serve the people who rely on us.

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This has been a year none of us will ever forget. As superintendents of the Daviess County and Owensboro public schools districts, we will always remember 2020 as the year our students, especially our seniors, were denied many of the traditions and experiences that we had previously taken fo…

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We should hold our local elected officials to account. They get a nice (taxpayer-funded) government salary and benefits that the average citizen would like to have from their employers. The government employees are involved in setting their own bountiful salary and benefits.

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During our recent Kentucky legislative session, one bill was highlighted because of its strong, bipartisan support. Senate Bill 9 passed the House 70-16 and passed the Senate 30-2, yet it was vetoed by our governor.

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Spikes in coronavirus cases at meat processing plants around the country make it obvious that the CDC guidelines for critical workers need clarification. Many employers in our area follow these guidelines and may soon find they would better have had stricter rules.

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School closings, sports event cancellations, food hoarding ... we live in a new coronavirus-induced world. Yet, some personal health facts remain unchanged.

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As some businesses are able to work from home and some continue to operate, while others are shuttered, we all have the same duty ... keep our family’s safe, keep our fellow Americans safe, help one another, and continue to get those products out there that are needed in these trying times.

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Kudos on the March 14 Messenger-Inquirer front page COVID-19 Test Kits block insert. In my opinion that is one, maybe the only one, of the most straight forward and practical advisories that I have seen in print or on the television and Internet in the past two weeks of confused, often contr…