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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: EDA needs a new direction

    I attended the fiscal court meeting, on June 6, and the Taylorsville City Commission meeting, June 7. The funding of EDA was among the first items on the agenda at both.
    At the Monday fiscal court meeting, the EDA executive director gave a presentation and then had her supporters express their support of her and the EDA.
    After some discussion, the court voted not to fund the EDA and then they moved the $30,000 to the account to fund a consultant for the new planning and zoning laws.

  • LETTER: Triathlon, lake traffic too much to handle

    On June 4 and 5, our state park hosted a triathlon at the lake. They rented the space to them over a year ago, which is great, but the downside is that the lake had since been flooded.
    This is no one’s fault, but since there was a weather emergency due to the flood, there should have been other arrangements for the start of the race.  
    Instead, they took up all the parking at the only open boat ramp leaving no parking for the boaters.
    I personally watched as children cried because parents had to tell them they could not get on the lake.

  • COLUMN: Unsigned doesn’t mean unclaimed

    Whether it’s the collective soft buzz of many or the loud buzz of a few, we’ve been hearing a rumble about our seemingly new practice of penning “unsigned editorials.”
    While it may not be a practice with which some are familiar, it’s not an altogether new idea. For instance, our sister papers in Anderson and Shelby counties do the same thing.

  • LETTER: EDA editorial was ‘out of left field’

    The May 25 editorial was out of left field and a subtle hit job. It reminds me of a politician sitting on a fence. It is no wonder, the individuals didn’t put their names on it. No doubt, Shannon Brock was a driving force in it.

  • LETTER: Thanks, Randy!

    For those of you who don’t know, Randy Wise is retiring as the director of Spencer County Parks and Recreation on June 10. He has supported youth sports in our community for years and has given his time and devotion to the kids of Spencer County.
    My family, like many others in the community, has grown up with Randy and considers him part of the family. I hope the “powers that be” realize this is a very important job in Spencer County and hire someone as passionate. Youth sports are a very important part of this community.

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting Crusade for Children

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, I would like to thank the community for their support of the WHAS Crusade for Children.  Thanks to your efforts, our community raised $15,000.
    Once again, thanks!
    Nathan B. Nation, Chief
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District
     

  • 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.