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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Questions for the fiscal court about the EDA

    The recent coverage concerning the funding of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority has left me very concerned and confused. I am very concerned because I feel we certainly need an entity whose primary purpose is to help attract and retain businesses in Taylorsville and Spencer County. I am confused because of the various reasons given and the methods that are being used to justify ending funding for EDA by the county.

  • LETTER: Expect ‘goodies,’ no voting at Shelby Energy meeting

    In June, Shelby Energy Cooperative will hold its yearly membership outing. We hope all those in attendance will enjoy the music and “goodies,” but don’t expect to participate in any voting on directors or the like because in this so-called democratic organization the nomination and selection of directors is reserved for management and board members. (See article 4 of the bylaws.) The nominating committee appointed by the board chairman does not even give the district served or the address of each member of the nominating committee.

  • LETTER: A gourd show thank you

    The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to say thank you for the support of the Kentucky Gourd Art Show held in May.
    Although the KGS Board has many chairpersons who work tireless months before, it takes the support of others outside that board. The Main Street Committee, works to make sure that Main Street is in its best “gourd attire”; it does not go unnoticed by our visitors. They were very impressed by our town.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA ‘decision’ deserves more thought

    Last Wednesday, Spencer County had its own version of “The Decision,” but instead of LeBron James announcing he was taking his talents to South Beach, Judge-Executive Bill Karrer announced he’d be pulling his vote of support to fund the Taylorsville-Spencer County Economic Development Authority.
    Like King James’ decision, whether or not you agree with the message, many are finding fault with Karrer’s method of delivery.

  • LETTER: May is Foster Care Awareness Month

    It’s that time of the year when gardeners are outside planting, weeding and doing the hard work to grow the produce and flowers they will enjoy the rest of the year. It takes a lot of nurturing and care to have a successful garden, but any amount of abuse and neglect can bring ruin.

  • LETTER: Basking in ‘sunlight’

    Tom Snider was the son of Dr. T.J. Snider. He went to a “one room, two room” country school. He came to Taylorsville High School for four years.
    When he graduated, he told Bob Green, the FFA teacher, “I have learned more in your class than in my 12 years of schooling.”
    Twenty years passed. The door bell rang.
    It was Bob Green, Sidney Wyatt and Hubert Hume to see Tom. They came to bask in Bob Green’s “sunlight.”
    It stayed with him all of his life.
    Nellie Snider
    Taylorsville
     

  • EDITORIAL: Open the doors on city government

    The people of Taylorsville need to demand more openness from their mayor and city commissioners. It sometimes seems as if they have forgotten they are elected officials – not appointed or hired by a private entity.
    For weeks, the commission has been deliberating issues like water and sewer rates, city worker pay, solicitation ordinances, emergency response efforts and more. Those are important issues about which the public should be demanding to know more.
    But the meetings are sparsely attended, and it’s time to look at why.

  • LETTER: Nixle is worth the cost

    About a year ago, Police Chief Toby Lewis told me about an Internet application called “Nixle.” I signed up (at no charge) and have been receiving text and email messages alerting me when emergency situations occurred. Any resident of Taylorsville could sign up to receive these notifications. I found them to be very valuable.