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Today's Opinions

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: It’s a family tradition

    Isn’t this the most wonderful time of the year?

    I simply love the Christmas season. The lights. The music. The smell of Chex Mix baking in the oven.

    Yes, you read that right. Not gingerbread or sugar cookies, but Chex Mix. It’s a tradition in my family that at the first hint of a wintry breeze, someone’s making a trip to the store for couple of cereal boxes and some Worcestershire sauce.

  • LETTER: Cover gourd

    Ordinarily, I don’t write letters to the editor, but this time I couldn’t pass it up.

    Congratulations are in order to Robin Bass for making the cover of The Gourd Magazine with her wonderful photograph. If you haven’t seen it, the magazine is available at the library, or you can order this issue “Winter 2008” from the American Gourd Society, phone number 765-453-5047.

  • LETTER: Much to be thankful for

    On Monday, November 24 the first grade classes at Taylorsville Elementary School celebrated the holiday season by reciting poems and enjoying a meal together.

    The feast brought nearly 250 first grade students and their families together. Each teacher is especially grateful for their students, families and some very special people in our community that care about our school.

  • LETTER: Football stories too negative

    I was disappointed in reading last Wednesday’s articles on our football team. Too much was spent on the negative and not enough on the positive.

     

    I, was shocked and saddened by Friday nights outcome. I feel that if the Shawnee coaches would have stepped up and made sure their players acted respectful by walking across our field and shaking hands, nothing would have taken place.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: A center for all

    The concept of establishing a community center is one that has been batted around in conversations for several years now. Leaders, particularly those in Taylorsville, realize the need for creating a place where families could gather to socialize, learn and play – but making those dreams a reality has always come down to a lack of dollars and cents. Hopes for such a venue have been placed at the mercy of some philanthropic organization, because even with new taxes, the city and county both say they are struggling just to meet current obligations.

  • LETTER: Reader takes Trageser to task

    Usually I don’t bother to read articles with titles like “The Deceptive Cost of Social Liberalism,” they are usually worthless articles written by people with nothing better to do than cry about how bad life has been to them. In this case, it mentioned my mother’s name so I figured I would browse through it.

    After reading the article and listening to my mother’s side of the story, I could not help but to be angry. Mr. Trageser did nothing but find truths in partial statements my mother made.

  • LETTER: Bears football needs your support

    Do you have plans for Friday night? Well, how about coming down and showing your support for your Spencer County High School Bears football team.

    These boys have played hard all year to do something that has never been done in Spencer County High School history – they have finished second in the district and have clenched a first round playoff game at home against Shawnee.

  • LETTER: The deceptive cost of liberal socialism

    I was talking to Phyllis Oliver recently and the conversation dealt with her intese frustration and aggravation of all the taxes she is forced to pay.

    A few hours later, Mrs. Oliver made a motion at the Spencer County School Board special tax rate meeting to raise the school tax rate by 4 percent.

    Oliver is a school board member, you see. Why would she act in this illogical manner? I believe she suffers from a condition affecting her perception of reality and logic. It is called socialism.