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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Social Security is not a benevolent entitlement

    How can anyone regard Social Security as a benevolent entitlement? Social Security is an insurance policy whose premiums have been paid for by the combined lifetime payments of the employee and employer.
    Although the government administers the program for us, it makes no donations to our premiums. It is a fact that the Social Security program more than pays for itself and has always had a large surplus, which, unfortunately, has been used by Congress for the general fund and not for the Social Security Program. Our premiums have been misspent.

  • LETTER: Thanks for support of EDA director

    What a wonderful thank you to the economic director, Annette King, in the July 6 edition. In last week’s edition, a letter of support, depicting a very busy, very caring economic director that truly is going to be missed.
    As Annette’s parents, it’s our turn to thank the business owners and EDA supporters. You made such a gallant effort to save the EDA after both local government agencies pulled funding. Unfortunately, you could not sway those forces in power.

  • LETTER: Recycling center is cleaned up

    If you haven’t been to the recycling center on Industrial Road recently, I suggest you check it out. It’s been thoroughly cleaned and organized, with signage directing placement of paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin and plastic. Let’s help keep it clean and organized – please don’t use the site for a dump.
    Betty Darnell
    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: EDA director, board say thank you

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the business owners, residents and individuals that have supported and encouraged this entity.
    We say goodbye with heavy hearts. The mission of this office was business recruitment and business retention. Promoting and marketing this community, building bridges with surrounding counties and cultivating relationships with elected representatives on both state and national levels.

  • COLUMN: Correcting a 37-year-old mistake

    It’s not often a newspaper gets the chance to correct a mistake 37 years after the fact, but that’s exactly what I’m doing today.

  • COLUMN: American leaders need to read the book of Job

    I was reading the book of Job and thought about our leaders trying to run our country without God. Every one of them needs to read the book of Job. The very best reason I can think of why they should read it is because they have taken the richest country in the world to the brink of bankruptcy. We may ask, “Why?” I think that is very simple. I believe they have quit listening to God and thought they knew more than he did and thought they had more power and they did not need God.

  • COLUMN: A world cluttered with words: What are you saying about yourself?

    We live in truly amazing times, when literally anyone can instantly connect with the whole world.  Any opinion or random thought can be posted and shared in seconds.  The technological explosion of the last few years and the rise of things like Facebook and Twitter mean that you can share everything almost instantly.

  • COLUMN: Chamber game a timely tension reliever

    Last Thursday, many of the county’s business leaders (and myself) gathered at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building for the Chamber’s annual picnic and membership appreciation meeting.
    You’ll see some pretty entertaining photos on the back of this week’s B section, and if it looks like we were being goofy and having a good time, then you’re getting the right idea.
    The Chamber board provided plaques to all of its members and prepared a meal that we all enjoyed.
    And then there was the game.