Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Don’t get along just to get along

    Can’t we all just get along?
    You hear that stated all the time, but if our founding fathers had just all got along we would still be a British Colony. There are times to get along and times to dissent. Dissension is good, it causes thought and discussion, but some can’t discuss, they want to argue and suggest their way is the best way and there’s no need for change or you’re just negative and causing trouble. They may form a defensive circle to ward off any constructive criticism and shut you out.

  • LETTER: Donations needed for military baseball event

    The Knights of Columbus of All Saints Catholic Church hit a “homerun” for our troops in Afghanistan by their generous donation to Guard Duty, Inc., to ship over to Afghanistan supplies for the “SFC Sammy – Chevy, Baseball and Apple Pie Event,” an all-American day of playing baseball, popcorn, peanuts, Cracker Jacks and apple pie for our combat troops.
    The Knights financial aid will help ship to Afghanistan the ball equipment plus four cases of apple pies, two cases that were generously donated by a Taylorsville grocer.

  • LETTER: Thanks for free sports physicals

    On behalf of Spencer County Middle and High schools, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Thomas Crain (Creekside Family Medical) and Becky House (Spencer County Physical Therapy) for hosting their annual sports physical clinic.
    On June 18, 76 student athletes received free sports physicals. This marks roughly 10 years of service that they have graciously provided to our community. How very lucky we are.

  • LETTER: Worship on the Sabbath

    [In the June 22 edition], your religion writer wrote about Judea winning its six-day war and America losing the Vietnam War.
    Why did Judea win the war? Was it because Judea keeps the seventh-day Sabbath and America chooses to keep the Roman Sabbath?

    God has a reason for the Sabbath – a purpose in it. Those who assemble to worship God and the Lord Jesus Christ in any way contrary to the way or the time that God’s word commands are not worshipping him in spirit and in truth. God will not accept their worship.

  • LETTER: Health department gets high marks

    On behalf of the North Central District Board of Health and the public health director, congratulations go out to the Spencer County Health Coordinator Leigh Stratton and the employees of the Spencer County Health Department for receiving an exemplary report for services rendered and for their overall operation of the facility.

    Recently, an audit was conducted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Health and Human Services Division and the Spencer County Health Department was successfully compliant in 649 categories out of 650.