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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Outraged with highway plan
  • LETTER: The gospel according to Rand Paul

    The gospel according to Paul.  No not that Paul.  I’m talking about the Rand Paul who puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it.  If he gets to be US Senator from Kentucky, he would turn the clock back on KY, which is already at the bottom of the barrel, and keep us there.

  • LETTER: Vote for David Eaton as state senator

         I’m writing to ask you to vote for David Eaton for State Senate.

  • LETTER: God works through some politicians

    Some may not understand this article, but it was inspired by God. When my time was coming to a close in the sheriff’s office, all that was on my mind was going home and back into the sawmill business and making money.

    In those days, sheriffs could not succeed themselves. I did not like the sheriff’s office and would not run for the office if I could. God had a plan for my life  other than running my sawmill business. He put a burden on my heart to run for judge executive.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping raise $2,020 for St. Jude

    Saturday, August 14 marked the return of the third annual JD Shelburne St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity softball game at Ray Jewell Park. 

    My crew which consisted of friends, fans, and band members took on the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz softball team on one of the hottest days of the year in Taylorsville.

    After a close game through 7 innings, the WAMZ Hamz took home the win 30-22 beating the JD Shelburne Team. 

  • LETTER: Need help with art project

    We, at Spencer County Middle School, are collecting all types of lids and bottle caps for an art project. We greatly appreciate your assistance with gathering clean, dry lids and caps to create artwork made from recycled materials. Lids and bottle caps can be dropped in collection boxes in either the front office or outside the art class room.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating an environment for growth will create jobs

    I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

     Small business owners I have heard from in Kentucky are looking at all the uncertainty coming out of Washington and are very concerned about what the future is going to look like. They do not have the confidence they need to expand their operations.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Helping victims, lowering correction costs

     Earlier this year, I proudly sponsored Amanda’s Law in an effort to provide greater peace of mind to victims of domestic violence who have reason to fear for their safety.  Named in honor of Amanda Ross, a family friend who was murdered last September, the legislation that took effect last month gives a powerful tool to judges determined to enforce domestic violence orders that have been violated.  These offenders can now be required to be electronically monitored, at their own cost, while victims can be quickly notified if the order’s protective distance is brea