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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: "Blood started to boil"

    As I approach the fifth anniversary of my retirement from the Taylorsville Police Department, my blood has started to boil somewhat over the article on March 17, 2010, concerning Hazardous Duty Retirement.

    The suggestion Mr. Drury made concerning a portion of the employees’ funds be “invested in Kentucky Deferred Compensation and purchase insurance polices that could perform as good or better than hazardous-duty retirement” is absolutely ludicrous.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Making a bad bill even worse

    U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Monday regarding the reconciliation process on the Democrats’ health spending bill:

    Last night marked a turning point in our politics and our nation.

    On a Sunday night in March, with the nation howling in opposition, a bare majority of Democrats in the people’s house ignored the people to claim a win for their party.

    And then they celebrated.  The American people watched all this in utter disbelief.

  • LETTER: Open to anyone searching for a job

    Few of us can say that we don’t know a family that is experiencing hard times due to job loss. Fortunately, we have many resources here in Spencer County to help those in need. The Chamber of Commerce has reached out to organizations in an effort to assist the unemployed in their job search. We call this united effort “JOBS” – Joint Opportunity for Building Success. On Friday there will be a FREE Jobs Readiness Fair & Seminar Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spencer Christian Church, 5720 Taylorsville Road. This is open to anyone searching for a job!

  • GUEST COLUMN: Senate bills cut waste strengthen education

    This week in Frankfort, the Senate passed bills that strengthen our educational system and cut down on unneeded government waste. We also received the state budget from the House of Representatives and began work on our version of the budget.

  • LETTER: Thanks for keeping our kids safe

    I would like to take a moment to thank Judge Jenkins and his kind and caring office staff, as well as the road department for promptly placing speed limit signs in the Whitfield Meadows subdivision due to our overwhelming speeding issues.

    I would also like to thank the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department for taking the initiative to patrol our subdivision more often to keep our children safe.

    Thank you again. You are very much appreciated!

    Denny Massie

    Taylorsville

     

  • LETTER: Super job on snow removal

    Thanks goes to Bill Drury, Collis Rogers and the Spencer County Road Department for all the help with the snow removal this past season. You guys really did a superb job.

    Larry Wilder

    Gray’s Run

     

  • LETTER: Meet the candidates

    The VFW Post 11426 and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a spaghetti supper and “Meet the Candidates” event April 10 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the VFW Post at 106 Washington St.

    The public is invited to come and speak with the candidates and have a great spaghetti supper for only $6.

    There will be no open forum for individual candidates. Each candidate that attends will be available for the public to speak to them on a one-on-one basis.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Doing it the right way

    I believe that kudos should be given when deserved and over the past several weeks I have noticed a lot of folks doing things the right way.

    By “the right way” I mean focusing on making life better for others instead of only looking out for numero uno. The task is often more difficult than it may seem – especially in a culture that encourages, and often celebrates, egocentric behavior.