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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Correcting a 37-year-old mistake

    It’s not often a newspaper gets the chance to correct a mistake 37 years after the fact, but that’s exactly what I’m doing today.

  • COLUMN: American leaders need to read the book of Job

    I was reading the book of Job and thought about our leaders trying to run our country without God. Every one of them needs to read the book of Job. The very best reason I can think of why they should read it is because they have taken the richest country in the world to the brink of bankruptcy. We may ask, “Why?” I think that is very simple. I believe they have quit listening to God and thought they knew more than he did and thought they had more power and they did not need God.

  • COLUMN: A world cluttered with words: What are you saying about yourself?

    We live in truly amazing times, when literally anyone can instantly connect with the whole world.  Any opinion or random thought can be posted and shared in seconds.  The technological explosion of the last few years and the rise of things like Facebook and Twitter mean that you can share everything almost instantly.

  • COLUMN: Chamber game a timely tension reliever

    Last Thursday, many of the county’s business leaders (and myself) gathered at the Spencer County Chamber of Commerce building for the Chamber’s annual picnic and membership appreciation meeting.
    You’ll see some pretty entertaining photos on the back of this week’s B section, and if it looks like we were being goofy and having a good time, then you’re getting the right idea.
    The Chamber board provided plaques to all of its members and prepared a meal that we all enjoyed.
    And then there was the game.

  • GUEST COLUMN: A summer legislative update

    It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through summer. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to visit with many of you at school sporting events, graduation ceremonies, county fairs, local festivals and Chamber of Commerce events.

  • COLUMN: Going back to school – we need your help

    The 7-year-old version of Shannon Mason (at the time) differs in most ways from the 26-year-old Shannon Brock you see today.
    She was blonde, petite, shy and more concerned about finding her favorite My Little Pony than fact-checking a news story.
    But there is at least one thing these two versions of me have in common – we’re absolutely crazy about the words “back to school.”
    I know, I know – it sounds insane. But I truly have loved school since I was old enough to go, and I always have loved back-to-school shopping.

  • LETTER: Support HR 1489

    It is now a little less than three years since we came within an eyelash of a total collapse of the economy. Our elected “leaders” in Washington stubbornly cling to their claims that we are simply in a recession. Those who brought about the meltdown are still raking in billions in bonuses. “Too big to fail” financial institutions are bigger than ever.
    As a people, we seem incapable of learning from history.

  • LETTER: City, county have made ‘huge mistake’

    Taylorsville, what have you done? Having read all the ups and downs regarding the EDA, I wonder if the city and county officials even know what they have done by eliminating EDA and losing Annette King.
    Yes, anyone can be replaced, but no replacement will ever be able to fill these shoes.