Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: An honest campaign

    As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • LETTER: Protecting students at SCMS

    The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?

  • LETTER: Making a difference

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 2 is the General Election – a day when Kentuckians will be selecting a new U.S. Senator, our members of the U.S. House of Representatives plus many state legislators and local officials.

    Members of Spencer County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • LETTER: Catholic lot closed Saturday

    We at All Saints Catholic Church are asking the general public to use only our gravel parking lot, at the site of the former city park, on the evening of “Trick or Treat on Main Street,” if parking is necessary.

    Our members will need the paved parking lot to be able to attend our worship service (Mass) scheduled for 5 p.m., which will be followed by another parish event.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church


  • LETTER: A vote for Clevenger

    I am writing to commend to the attention of District 5 Sandy Clevenger’s candidacy for its representative on the Spencer County Board of Education.

    I have come to know Sandy very well both as a friend and colleague. Though Sandy does not officially represent my district on the Board, she indeed represents all citizens of Spencer County – children, parents, teachers, and administration. She has been accused of having an agenda and being bitter toward the school system.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • KEPAC endorses Eaton

    David Eaton, democratic candidate for state senate, received an endorsement from the Kentucky Political Action Committee.

    Shown at left are Judy McClain (right), KEPAC member, presenting a check for $1,000 as a campaign contribution from KEPAC to Eaton.

    Based on candidate interviews, KEPAC (the political action arm of KEA) believes that David Eaton is dedicated to education in Kentucky and will work towards improving our existing system for the betterment of the students and teachers in Spencer, Shelby, and Bullitt counties.

  • LETTER: You're invited to SCES' Fall Festival

    Spencer County Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to invite the entire community to our annual Fall Festival this Friday, October 29th. It is a night filled with dinner, games, activities, and an auction. This event is not just for kids from our school, but all children in the community. It is an event for families to enjoy time with each other.

    Take the night off from the kitchen and let us cook for you! Value Market will be providing dinner options. You can choose from a ribeye sandwich, hamburger, or hot dog basket.