Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: There's a more important vote to cast this November

    The political season is in full swing. From the left and the right, from Republicans and Democrats, from conservatives and liberals, everyone is clamoring for your vote.

    The signs are up along the roadway, the radio is full of interviews and debates, and on TV last night I saw the attack ads in all their ugly glory!

    Have you noticed that every politician promises to make your life better?

  • LETTER: Pay is 'leading the way'

    Over the past four years the direction of our city has been changed forever. Problems that have been ignored for decades are now being tackled by Mayor Pay and the current City Commission.

    Mayor Pay is leading the way in rebuilding our city street by street. I believe these streetscape and infrastructure projects will play a big part in our future economic development and tourism opportunities in addition to increasing our quality of life and property values. My hope is Taylorsville continues to be rebuilt and improved and Mayor Pay is committed to doing just that.

  • LETTER: 'Wonderful fire department'

    I just want the community of Taylorsville to know what wonderful fire departments we have. My family experienced a fire in our barn and older house last week. I’m not sure what departments were here besides Elk Creek but they worked tirelessly and were on the scene within minutes. You really don’t know how much to appreciate them until its your home or property.

  • LETTER: Thank you candidates

    We would like to thank all the candidates and citizens that attended the Candidates Night/Spaghetti Supper for the Ladies Auxiliary on Oct.7th. We had over 40 candidates and more than 70 citizens attend making this one of our most successful fundraisers for our veterans.

    Dianne Stamper-Sheeley

    Ladies Auxiliary Secretary


  • LETTER: Hesselbrock 'the obvious choice'

    The election is less than two weeks from now and the people of Spencer County will cast their important vote for the future direction of the city and county. Their vote will be a decision on which way we want to proceed. Our county will be challenged by the changes that are happening all around us. I ask myself, do we want to continue along the same direction or do we want to inject some new ideas and energy into our local government?

  • LETTER: Why vote for 'same unqualified people?'

    I’ve always wondered about the people who run for an elected office in our government. What fuels their desire to want to go through the battle of an election and then their time in office?

    For many, I believe, it is an uncontrollable need to work for the people they serve and make things “right.”

    There’s no ulterior motive, no selfish need for power, only the drive to help other people.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Will Democrats abandon Obama this election?
  • LETTER: Volunteers, businesses made Progressive Dinner happen

    I would like to personally thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Progressive Dinner such a success! Hats off to the volunteers for their tremendous effort.