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Today's Opinions

  • A time for Thanks and Giving

    On Thursday, most of us will gather with family and friends for a delicious meal. We’ll bow our heads and give thanks for all the blessings we’ve been given, including the bountiful feast that sits before us.

    We truly have much to be thankful for. Even in a nation that’s often divided by politics and in homes divided over sports teams and by generational gaps, we can all agree that the liberties and freedoms we have as Americans warrant a spirit of gratefulness.

  • From our readers - Two schools work together to recycle used books

    What do schools do with all those books? Of course the answer is students read them and it is apparent by how well our school district is doing.

    Have you ever wondered what happens when those well-used books need to be replaced? The answer is, more students read them. A statement that has never been so true about S.C.E.S and T.E.S.

  • Don’t fall for fake news

    In the wake of Donald Trump’s huge upset of Hillary Clinton earlier this month in the presidential election, the current finger of blame is being pointed at something called “fake news.”

    Those who are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how their polls were so wrong, are concluding that fictional or made-up stories that circulated on social media conspired to doom Clinton’s campaign. Thus, the newest issue being addressed by the media is the onslaught of what they call “fake news” and the need to combat it.

  • From our readers - Thanks for all who helped make election go smoothly

    The election is finally completed and I’m sure that, like me, you are relieved. The changes were many both in the Commonwealth and nationally. As a County Board of Election member, we were preparing for a large turnout and the questions that result from so many newly registered voters and voters who haven’t cast a ballot in awhile. The citizens were definitely motivated this year.

  • From our readers - Veterans deserve thanks every day of the year

    Fewer than 10 percent of Americans can claim the title of veteran. Far less than one percent of our population is currently defending us in the global war on terrorism. And yet, so many seem intent on trying to balance the budget by diminishing the quality of life programs designed for the veterans who have already disproportionately made sacrifices.

  • From our readers - Thanks church for election hospitality

    On behalf of the poll workers at Spencer Christian Church, we want to thank SCC for its great and continuing hospitality. Not only to us, but for their honoring veterans who came to vote. It was truly a gesture of Christianity that will not be forgotten.

    Tony Wheatley
    Taylorsville, KY
     

  • Thank God this ain’t Portland

    On Thursday night, I watched young people marching in the streets, crying and cursing. I saw footage of college-aged people burning flags, dismembering effigies of Donald Trump and then saw footage from Portland Oregon of windows being smashed and rocks being thrown at police.

    It was enough to make you lose complete faith in the next generation.

  • What does the election mean for Spencer Co?

    As Spencer County Judge Executive, I’d like to share what I believe last Tuesday’s historic election means for Spencer County.  

    First, Spencer County had the highest percentage of registered voter turnout (67.88%) than all of the other 119 counties in Kentucky.  We clearly are not the largest in population of the 120 Kentucky counties, but our voters take elections seriously enough to show up and vote, on a percentage basis more so than any other county in Kentucky.