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Today's Opinions

  • Fall brings several big events
  • Opinion: From our readers 10 1 14

    Resident asks ‘why vote for Mr. Cheek?’
    I read with interest the resume Mr. Cheek printed in the newspaper and must say I found it incomplete. He stated that he had worked several years in the education system but didn’t say how many locations, accomplishments or reasons for leaving. Given the state of the public school system, I don’t consider what he provided much reason to vote for him.

  • Opinion: From our readers 9 24

    Reader wants to get out the facts on Sheriff Buddy Stump
    Yes, just the facts, that is what Sergeant Friday wanted when he interrogated suspect’s on the old TV program “Dragnet”. That is also what we as voting citizens should be interested in as we evaluate the people running for public office in November.
    Having heard some questionable negative comments (also many that were positive) regarding the operation of our Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Buddy Stump, motivated me to investigate the facts. So, investigate I did.

  • Moving forward on Maple

    The Taylorsville City Commission finally took a step to move forward on renovations to Maple Avenue last week, voting to approve a roughly $63,000 project which will repave and widen Maple Avenue while installing new sidewalks on the south side of the roadway.
    For several months, the commissioners have debated an issue which seemed to come down to city officials desire for a street which matched the plan for other streets in the city versus resident’s desire not to have sidewalks.

  • State legislative update

    by Senator Jimmy Higdon

  • Opinion: From our readers 9 17

    Opportunity to name
    elementary school
    The Board of Education will soon be naming the new county elementary school. This is a splendid opportunity to name the school in honor of Spencer County’s greatest educator, James Morrison Heady.
    Heady, was born and raised in Spencer County in the middle 1800’s on Normandy Road. Though blinded as a youth and deaf by age 40, his buoyant spirit and astonshing intellect provided a rich and productive life as novelist, poet, inventor, designer, philosopher, musician and composers.

  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

    Those of you who remember the 1970s might remember a song called “Signs” by the Five Man Electrical Band. It is filled with a number of comical references to the plethora of signs and the meaning behind those signs.
    The chorus of that song is pretty relevant to Spencer County today, “sign, sign, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

  • Voters lose in candidates’ feuds

    courtesy of The Kentucky Standard