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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Hundley family fundraiser

    I would like to thank you for printing the story about the horse show we held for Blake Hundley and his family. It was a huge success. Over 500 people came through the gate, we made a total of $12,010.88.
    It is truly amazing how the community came together for this special little boy.
    I would like to thank the Waddy Ruritan Club for donating the grounds and building for the day, without them it would not have been possible. Also, the Waddy Saddle Club, which let us use all of their equipment. Again without them the show would not have been possible.  

  • LETTER: A dangerous thread, and traffic pattern proposal

    Anyone who travels Ky. 155 with regularity knows that the stretch of road from Taylorsville toward Louisville is a very dangerous and fast paced trek.

  • EDITORIAL: How simple is it to address Fiscal Court?

    During Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate Hobert Judd told Judge-Executive Bill Karrer that he wanted to address the court’s “communications from citizens” policy.
    Currently, the policy is that citizens are allowed three minutes to address the court as long as the topic they wish to discuss is on the agenda.
    We’ve addressed our displeasure with this policy, and for the record, we continue to do so.
    Judd recommended the court increase that three-minute window to four or even five minutes.

  • LETTER: Keeping prom on campus isn’t the answer

  • LETTER: Applause for city commission candidates

    I applaud the four [new] candidates who have stepped forward to run for the office of commissioner for the city of Taylorsville. It is so good to know there are people willing to step forward to contribute to this community and who have the vision to see the great potential for growth and enrichment of Taylorsville while still maintaining its small town charm.

  • NNA EDITORIAL: What is wrong with this picture?

    The newspaper business — both small and large papers — has sounded full-throated opposition this past month about a plan by the U.S. Postal Service to purposely entice advertising out of the newspaper so ads can be placed instead with USPS favored stakeholder Valassis Inc., which bought direct mail company ADVO in 2006.

  • COLUMN: Gathering facts and putting out fires

    Rumors in small towns spread like wildfire, and in some ways, it’s the job of the local newspaper to put those fires out.
    My first case in point is discussed at length in this week’s newspaper. At its last regularly scheduled meeting, the Spencer County Board of Education voted not to allow students to have the junior-senior prom off campus.
    Less than 24 hours after that vote was taken, the word on the street was that the prom had been canceled altogether.

  • COLUMN: Recycle and reuse your ‘scraps’

    We are rapidly approaching fall. We have endured many hot summer days, and some very dry conditions this year. I am putting this on paper while Isaac, the hurricane, is drowning the Northern Gulf Coast in the New Orleans area. They promised us some rain by the upcoming weekend, which happened to be Labor Day Weekend, and we got it.
    If you planned an indoor picnic over the weekend, please remember to recycle all items that can be renewed and reused.