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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Dodge over Ford?

    In reference to the article last week noting that Fiscal Court had approved two Dodge trucks for the Sheriff’s Office — a large portion of Chrysler is now owned by the Italian company Fiat. Chrysler is not even considered an American company by many these days because of the purchase by Fiat.
    I understand Ford is not currently building a “police package” so the Chrysler cars I see running about town are understandable.

  • LETTER: ‘Coal ash’ isn’t best option

    I would like to ask the citizens of Spencer County if they agree with the road department spreading coal ash on our roads.
    It tracks onto my driveway and into my garage and house. It washes off the roads and pollutes the streams and lakes. When it’s dry, the traffic kicks up dust.
    I do appreciate them brine treating and plowing. I believe coal ash is a hazardous material. I would rather deal with the snow than black ash.

  • COLUMN: News changes with the weather

    I recently saw a humorous cartoon on Facebook that showed four different states in our nation depicting four separate weather conditions — rain, wind, snow and sun.
    The humorous part of the cartoon was that below that separated depiction was a single sketch labeled “Kentucky Weather” which showed four separate weather conditions — rain, wind, snow and sun — all occurring at the same time.
    Thus seems to be the case in Kentucky this week.

  • Dog owner claims ‘Wacko’ could not have been culprit in Waddy attacks

    A Waddy resident has come forward to claim the dog confiscated last week in connection with some animal attacks.
    However, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter refuse to release her dog, the owner said.
    “They say they won’t let me have him until they are sure he is not the dog they’re looking for,” said Brenda Tillett of Waddy.
    The pit bull is a suspect in animal mutilations that killed several animals in late November and early December and ripped off a cow’s ears as recently as Jan. 6.

  • COLUMN: Reports that we are dying are greatly exaggerated

    Back in 1897, James Ross Clemens was ill. Not-so-careful passing on of information resulted in word that Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name of Mark Twain, was dying in London. When an enterprising reporter decided to check on Twain before publishing his demise, the author responded, “The report of my death was greatly exaggerated.”

  • LETTER: More safety measures needed at Spencer County Schools

    I write this letter trying to understand the situation at Spencer County Middle School.

  • COLUMN: Follow this year’s legislative action

    As I write to you, we’ve just completed the first week of the 2013 General Assembly Session. We’ll take a break for three weeks for everyone from newly-elected members, newly-elected leaders as well as committee chairs to get settled in. We’ll reconvene Feb. 5 for the remaining 26 days of session.

  • COLUMN: Tips to avoid the flu this season

    There are all kinds of medical professionals in this world and, well, I am not even close to being qualified as one of them. But I am writing this week to beg you to please be vigilant in protecting yourself against influenza, commonly known as the flu.