Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Signs show little respect

    I have lived in Spencer County my whole life – by choice, and, up until now I am proud of our community and felt safe. Lately, I feel that our community is “under attack.”

    If I was exploring a community with the idea of re-locating, I would certainly be deterred by huge signs depicting the community as one led by “crooks, thieves, and thugs.” If I was new to this community, I would wonder what kind of ills I had exposed my family to.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Some unwanted trick-or-treaters show up
  • LETTER: Could campaign money be better spent?

    In a family, there are ties that outside forces cannot break. This closeness must be developed and accepted as a special gift. Once we accept each other and let a normal growth take place, our relationships will become stronger as the years go by.

    A community of friends helps each of us to look outside of self. We learn from each other, we play together, we worship the Lord together, we watch a maturity of living and let life take place without even trying. Friends and neighbors are gifts you can’t buy.

  • EDITORIAL: Now is the time

    A common complaint heard in grocery lines, and even at church, these days is about all the political commercials. They are unavoidable. Each side pitching their answer to all that ails on TV, radio and, of course, in newspaper. After a while, voters just tune it out.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • LETTER: A vote for Smith

    I would like to submit this letter on behalf of Darby Smith for District Court Judge, Division II, for the 53rd Judicial District.

  • LETTER: A vote for Eaton

    I am a registered Spencer County republican and I wanted to write to you about the importance of the election this November.

    Our country and state governments have become more political and more polarized than I can remember. Both parties are so consumed with power and politics, that they have forgotten they are there to work on behalf of all citizens. It is time we as citizens say, “enough.”

    The only way to do that, is to vote for the person, not the party.

  • LETTER: Voters need to pray about their decision

    Nov. 2 we go to the polls to elect our leaders for the next four years. This is the time to lay friendship aside and elect public servants for a change. Now let’s take a look at what we have. We have a sheriff with seven deputies and a tax collector on the payroll. We have a clerk with six deputies on the payroll. I know they claim they pay this out of their fees, but who pays their fees? It’s the taxpayer and all excess fees go to the county treasury. We have an administration who gave us the biggest tax raise in the history of Spencer County.