Today's Opinions

  • LETTER TO EDITOR: A thank you note from Carrie Anne Husband

    The family of Carrie Anne Husband would like to thank everyone for their support. The numerous expressions of sympathy were overwhelming to the family. May God bless you all.

    Below is a thank you note found in Carrie’s handwriting that says it better than we could.

    Elisa Carrithers


  • GUEST COLUMN: Dandelions becoming more prevalent in fall crops

    Common chickweed, henbit, and purple deadnettle are cool-season weeds we usually see in crop fields during the fall and winter.

    However, other weeds, such as dandelions, have become more prevalent in recent years. Dandelions are generally considered a major lawn or pasture weed but are increasingly found in grain crop fields.

    The expansion of dandelion populations in field crops is likely due to fewer applications of soil-residual herbicides along with no-till crop production practices.

  • LETTER: Horray! Hooray!

    After years of “a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pothole,” that lasted only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened.

    Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    Anna Hochstrasser



  • GUEST COLUMN: Services offered by Economic Development

    In the last two years, Taylorsville and Spencer County have had 681 new businesses; of that number, 105 have closed their accounts according to the occupational tax administrator’s records. The sewer expansion project is well underway, this will encourage renovation of existing facilities and the building of new ones, creating job opportunities.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Lady Beetles cause problems in the fall

    It is that time of the year again: the attack of the lady beetles. Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now but the mild weather has kept them at bay. The chill is here so people are asking, “what do I do about all the lady bugs in my house.”

    Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

    The Asian lad beetle is looking for some warmth and protection from approaching winter weather.

  • EDITORIAL: Thanks all around

    Tis’ the season for giving thanks, so allow me the chance to extend my gratitude to you – our readers.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Jesus will not be fooled

    I preached my first revival in September. It lasted five days and what a great infilling of the Holy Spirit it was.

    On Wednesday night, I told everyone to come back on Thursday night, because I was going to preach a hell -fire sermon. When I got back to where my wife, Roberta, and I were staying, I got to thinking.

    I perhaps should have not announced that I was going to preach about hell because maybe no one would come. To my surprise, more came that night than any other night.

  • LETTER: Light-weight jackets only

    I attended the special- called meeting at the high school last Thursday regarding the issue of “outerwear” being worn in the classrooms. At the time that I attended this meeting, I would like to note that my son has not even worn a heavy jacket to school yet, so I was there to try and learn the facts and advocate for all student’s rights if I felt like they were being violated.