Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Finally, blacktop

    After years of a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pot hole that lasts only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened. Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    June Hochstrasser


  • LETTER: Looking for justice

    I have a big problem and I need help. My floodwall tax is listed for 134 West Main St. When I bought the house 30 years ago, it was to be 136 West Main St. My city taxes are for 128 West Main St.

    Now I get a garbage bill for four units and I only have one unit in use at this time because I am remodeling the house to try and meet the codes (which as you know change a lot).

    I have talked to the people in charge for years. So, I’m asking you and the good citizens of Taylorsville to help me get some justice.

    Eugene Goodlett


  • LETTER: Voters take control

    There was a time in this country when a person voted for the one perceived to be the best one for the job. This eventually meant voting for the lesser of the evils. Now, it seems to have evolved even farther. They are all on fairly equal footing.

    It doesn’t matter whether it is on a local or national level. It’s tell the people what they want to hear when you’re running for office, then, once you’re elected, cater to the lobbyists rather than those who put you in office to begin with.

  • LETTER: Thanks for successful Democratic Bean Supper

    I’d like to thank all the wonderful folks who attended our annual Democratic Bean Supper this past weekend. We had a great time of food, live music and fellowship. There are far too many names to list of folks who came together and donated for this event. It was a huge success!

    I’d also like to thank Kimberly Greenwell, Democratic state representative candidate for the 33rd district, for coming to speak about a wonderful new program called Emerge Kentucky.

  • LETTER: Last year for Tree of Life

    This is the 25th year for the Tree of Life at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Bloomfield. This will also be the last performance for this beautiful  tree in Bloomfield as the tree (as I understand it) will be given to a church in Taylorsville starting next year.

    The theme this year is “For 25 years, Jesus Alone Be Praised”. The only way to get tickets is to send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with $1 for each ticket. Checks can be made to Tree of Life and mailed to P.O. Box 323, Bloomfield, Ky. 40008.

  • LETTER: A vote for King

    I wanted to make sure everyone knows what a jewel we have in Kim King, the candidate for state representative of our district. As a lifelong farmer, I have historically not been very involved in politics, but we can’t sit back and ignore the political process any longer. There is too much at stake.

  • GUEST COLUMN: An honest campaign

    As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • LETTER: Protecting students at SCMS

    The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?