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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: No conflict, says fire chief

    In response to the letter to the editor in last week’s paper, I would like to correct some of the statements made that I have a conflict of interest in seeking to serve on the city commission.

    First, Kentucky Revised Statute allows two firefighters to serve on a fire protection district board of trustees which are elected by the firefighters. I am proud to have our firefighters support to serve on the board. This is the same make up of all fire protection district boards across the state.

    No conflict.

  • LETTER: Reader says 'repeal' school tax

    Sometimes before church on Sunday morning I listen to a talk program on WHAS. This program is hosted by a fellow named Joe Elliott. Every once in awhile his program is where you can talk about whatever is on your mind; he calls it This and That. Well, here is my This and That letter to the editor.

    This

  • LETTER: Stop adding, start subtracting

    So, Spencer County School District’s superintendent bemoans the choices he has made and now wants to max out our taxes for the current year’s mismanaged budget, eh?

    Let’s run down some of the recent (cough) “fiscal” decisions these bureaucrats have made.

  • LETTER: Islamophobia?

    This past weekend our country took time to remember one of the most horrific days in this country’s history.  On the morning of 9/11/2001 in a series of orchestrated suicide attacks committed by radical Muslims, 2,976 innocent lives perished.  Of the 2,976 who died, 236 were foreigners, which brings the total number of Americans who died to 2,740.  This year’s anniversary was largely overshadowed by two very charged international issues.

  • LETTER: Complete disregard for the people
  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Neighbors helping neighbors

    Have you ever asked a friend or neighbor to keep an eye on the house while you were gone for a few days?  Or, have you ever asked a neighbor to watch the house while you and the family went on vacation?

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: $21 million not enough?

    One citizen had it right when he called the district’s tactics at last Wednesday’s tax hearing a “shell game”.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Postal service price hike is neither justified nor legal

    At  Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Shelbyville, KY (which I serve as postal consultant after retiring in 2008 from a 35-year career), when we face tough economic times, we have to make tough decisions. But ultimately, our goal is to grow our business by providing services that consumers want and need at competitive prices.

    When our business grows, so do jobs. If we do business right, our customers grow with us. In the end, making the right choices is right for the economy, jobs and our businesses.