Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Senior class says thank you

    The class of 2011, teachers, staff and administration would like to thank all who contributed to the senior project this year.
    We had a total of 169 mentors throughout the year that offered our students opportunities such as: assisting in delivering babies, sitting in on surgeries of animals and humans, gathering evidence from corpses, andassisting with reporting on fashion on Millionaire’s Row at the Kentucky Derby.
    Over the entire day of exit interviews we had a total of 49 volunteers interviewing seniors.

  • LETTER: Summer roadside clean-up scheduled

    We are seeing the winding down of a weird spring – cool and wet during the first part, now in the first weeks of June, hot and dryer.
    We don’t know what the next few weeks hold for us weather-wise, but we will have our summer roadside clean-up the last week of June through the first week of July.
    We encourage all non-profit groups in the county to join the effort as we strive to keep our county and roadways presentable.

  • COLUMN: A message to the class of 2011

    Eight years ago, I sat figuratively where the Spencer County High School class of 2011 will be sitting on Friday night.
    I donned my cap and gown and stared into the face of my future.
    I was lucky enough in 2003 to have the privilege of addressing my classmates with a speech. I’m lucky enough in 2011 to have the privilege of giving a little bit of advice to this year’s graduates as they stare into their own futures.

  • LETTER: Questions for the fiscal court about the EDA

    The recent coverage concerning the funding of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority has left me very concerned and confused. I am very concerned because I feel we certainly need an entity whose primary purpose is to help attract and retain businesses in Taylorsville and Spencer County. I am confused because of the various reasons given and the methods that are being used to justify ending funding for EDA by the county.

  • LETTER: Expect ‘goodies,’ no voting at Shelby Energy meeting

    In June, Shelby Energy Cooperative will hold its yearly membership outing. We hope all those in attendance will enjoy the music and “goodies,” but don’t expect to participate in any voting on directors or the like because in this so-called democratic organization the nomination and selection of directors is reserved for management and board members. (See article 4 of the bylaws.) The nominating committee appointed by the board chairman does not even give the district served or the address of each member of the nominating committee.

  • LETTER: A gourd show thank you

    The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to say thank you for the support of the Kentucky Gourd Art Show held in May.
    Although the KGS Board has many chairpersons who work tireless months before, it takes the support of others outside that board. The Main Street Committee, works to make sure that Main Street is in its best “gourd attire”; it does not go unnoticed by our visitors. They were very impressed by our town.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA ‘decision’ deserves more thought

    Last Wednesday, Spencer County had its own version of “The Decision,” but instead of LeBron James announcing he was taking his talents to South Beach, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer announced he’d be pulling his vote of support to fund the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority.
    Like King James’ decision, whether or not you agree with the message, many are finding fault with Karrer’s method of delivery.

  • LETTER: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    It’s that time of the year when gardeners are outside planting, weeding and doing the hard work to grow the produce and flowers they will enjoy the rest of the year. It takes a lot of nurturing and care to have a successful garden, but any amount of abuse and neglect can bring ruin.