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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: With current available details, magistrates commended for reinstating Clark

    We’ve been flooded with information regarding the firing and re-hiring of County Building Inspector Steve Clark over the past week.
    Within hours (maybe minutes?) of Clark’s dismissal, our phones started ringing and accusations of retribution were flying from one side while accusations of “false documentation and reporting” came in from the other.

  • LETTER: Efforts to protect rights should be applauded

    This past Wednesday, I was reading the article “Shooting Straight,” in the Feb. 20 edition, when I came across the following line by Ruth Hollan – “What gives our sheriff the authority to buck the federal government?”
    At that point I had to stop and did not know if I should laugh at Hollan’s statement or to feel sorry for her. Perhaps the “what” she is searching for could come from the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Printz vs. US, in 1997. In the ruling Judge Scalia’s summary stated the following:

  • LETTER: Do you love money more than God?

  • LETTER: Reader would welcome decision to stop using coal ash

    Thank you for printing the letter to the editor entitled, “Coal ash isn’t best option,” in your Feb. 6 edition.
    I agree with Dave Barnes concerning the problems with using coal ash on our streets.
    The county does a great job with snow removal and brine applications and I’m very happy with those efforts. The decision to stop using coal ash would be most welcomed.
    Roger McGee
    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: Slow down on Elk Creek Road

    I have recently moved to Spencer County in the Elk Creek Road area. Since moving in, my husband and I have noticed that there seems to be some issues with people speeding. The speed limit is 45 mph, but from the stop light in Elk Creek to the church on Elk Creek Road, there are some who feel the need to go faster.
    This is increased on the weekends because neighbors and myself believe drivers think law enforcement may be more lax than on the busier street.

  • COLUMN: Make effort to dissolve training, radio issues

    EMS Director Jeff Coulter made an interesting statement during Monday night’s radio demonstration at the Spencer County Fiscal Court meeting — “All this seems like training issues and not radio issues,” Coulter said.
    This being the perception of miscommunication between the sheriff and EMS radios and the radios of the city police and the local fire department.

  • COLUMN: Hemp legislation could mean economic development

    In a 30-day “short session” like this year, it’s difficult for both chambers to fully consider all the bills that have been filed.  However, over the last two weeks, the Senate has taken early action on major legislation, giving the House more time to study those bills.
    This week the Senate passed important bills addressing economic development, the state’s General Fund debt, health care, and school safety.

  • LETTER: Thank you, Spencer County fire department

    This is a thank you to the Spencer County volunteer fire department for all their efforts in containing the fire at our farmhouse on Overlook Road on Jan. 22.
    Without your help, we might have also lost livestock, hay and barns.
    This was a job well done by many highly trained young men in a very cold early morning fire. I can’t thank you enough.
    Also thanks to a local restaurant for food and hot drinks and just a lot of emotional support. Without the help of friends, where would we be?