Letters to the Editor - April 18, 2019

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By The Staff

Help prevent dog bites for postal carriers

Did anyone bite you at work today?

On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.”

Postal Service officials report that in 2018, 5,714 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day, including Sundays and holidays, carriers continue to experience dog bites in urban, suburban and rural settings.

Dog attacks and bites are 100 percent preventable when dog owners remain vigilant and properly restrain their dogs.

To ensure mail carriers’ safety, dog owners must securely lock their dog in another room until a delivery exchange is done. If a dog is outside they must be leashed at a distance from the mailbox.

When a carrier feels unsafe, mail service could be interrupted, not only for the dog owner, but for the entire neighborhood. When mail service is interrupted, mail must be picked up at the Post Office. Service will not be restored until the dog is properly restrained.

With your help, we can keep our carriers, your neighbors and your dogs safe. Thank you for protecting your pet and our mail carriers as we continue to bring packages and correspondence to your door each day.

- Angela Bowen Postmaster, La Grange

-Andrea Braden Postmaster, Pewee Valley

-Annette Reed Postmaster, Buckner

-Tracy Seymour Postmaster, Crestwood

-Kristie Tomes Postmaster, Goshen

-Kim Travis Postmaster, Prospect


Oldham County Retired Teacher Association to meet in April

Last year, the Kentucky Retired Teacher Association and the members donated 28,119 items to local food banks, 5,607 bags of school supplies to their local schools and many scholarships to graduating high school seniors entering university programs for teacher preparedness.

Established in 1957, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, KRTA, is the largest association (30,000+ members) of retired educators in the state whose sole purpose is to look out for the welfare of retired teachers. All retired teachers are welcome at our next meeting of the Oldham County Retired Teacher Association on April 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the John Black Community Center. All retires are urged to attend.

As retired teachers in Oldham County, we want to thank all of our active Oldham County teachers who took a sick day to monitor and support us in maintaining our current retirement program

-Shirley Sills, President of the Oldham County Retired Teacher Association


Changes to the YMCA are bad for team activities

The Buckner branch of the YMCA has made some significant changes to the indoor facility, which makes little sense to the family philosophy. Let’s build a wall in the middle of the gym, over the hardwood floor, separating the gym into one half court. Thus eliminating any full court basketball games, eliminating a pickle ball court, who knows what will happen to volleyball? They have added a large weight training area for individuals to train on a half basketball court by adding rubber mats laid over the hardwood, mirrors placed on the new floor to ceiling wall,

By eliminating the “team” activities in the area and adding individual weight training stations, they have increased participation in January by 7 percent by making these “improvements.” Really.

January? Let’s see, no fee to join in January, it is New Years resolution time and it is winter outside, plus Planet Fitness is another option to a individual workout facility without team activities. Maybe we should check the Y’s participation percent in June or May. What does the Y stand for in YMCA?

- Stephen Kinney, La Grange