Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Could campaign money be better spent?

    In a family, there are ties that outside forces cannot break. This closeness must be developed and accepted as a special gift. Once we accept each other and let a normal growth take place, our relationships will become stronger as the years go by.

    A community of friends helps each of us to look outside of self. We learn from each other, we play together, we worship the Lord together, we watch a maturity of living and let life take place without even trying. Friends and neighbors are gifts you can’t buy.

  • EDITORIAL: Now is the time

    A common complaint heard in grocery lines, and even at church, these days is about all the political commercials. They are unavoidable. Each side pitching their answer to all that ails on TV, radio and, of course, in newspaper. After a while, voters just tune it out.

  • CARTOON: The Far Middle
  • LETTER: A vote for Smith

    I would like to submit this letter on behalf of Darby Smith for District Court Judge, Division II, for the 53rd Judicial District.

  • LETTER: A vote for Eaton

    I am a registered Spencer County republican and I wanted to write to you about the importance of the election this November.

    Our country and state governments have become more political and more polarized than I can remember. Both parties are so consumed with power and politics, that they have forgotten they are there to work on behalf of all citizens. It is time we as citizens say, “enough.”

    The only way to do that, is to vote for the person, not the party.

  • LETTER: Voters need to pray about their decision

    Nov. 2 we go to the polls to elect our leaders for the next four years. This is the time to lay friendship aside and elect public servants for a change. Now let’s take a look at what we have. We have a sheriff with seven deputies and a tax collector on the payroll. We have a clerk with six deputies on the payroll. I know they claim they pay this out of their fees, but who pays their fees? It’s the taxpayer and all excess fees go to the county treasury. We have an administration who gave us the biggest tax raise in the history of Spencer County.

  • 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.