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Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: How we know your child is academically successful

    With all of the publicity in the news media about “no more CATS”, you may be wondering what that means for your child?  There will still be assessment and accountability in Kentucky during the 2009/10 and 2010/11 school years.  The Kentucky Core Content Test (KCCT) will be given again this year for students in 3rd – 8th grades and 10th and 11th grades.  This test will be given across the state from April 19 - April 30.  Each school will have six days during that period of time in which to give the tests.  Make-up tests can be given on any day durin

  • LETTER: Ag Commodity Breakfast

     You are cordially invited to the Spencer County FFA  Agricultural Commodity Breakfast at the Spencer County High School on February 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Product recall alerts save children’s lives

    Parenting in today’s world can be a daunting task.  As Attorney General, I have worked hard to give parents and law enforcement the tools they need to better protect Kentucky kids. Sadly, sometimes the things we least expect pose the greatest danger to our children.

  • LETTER: Lincoln dinner a success

    I would like to thank you, Spencer County, for turning out in large numbers for the Lincoln Day Dinner last Friday evening.  Though the weather was wet and rainy, the crowd was enthusiastic and energized!

    Candidates for the U.S. Senate and House, the State Senate, House and local offices spoke and personally answered questions during the evening. It was a great way to get to know the candidates and their positions. The event drew the attention of CNN, which filmed the speeches and interviewed the candidates for a piece to be broadcast sometime in the next week.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Fiscal sanity needs to start today

    Fiscal sanity needs to start today. Americans around the country have been forced to make tough decisions. It is time we do the same in Congress.

     After hearing President Obama’s speeches last week, I was hopeful that his words would be met with significant actions.

     However, only days after these remarks, the president released his budget based on more spending, more taxes and more borrowing.

  • LETTER: Please attend and vote at cemetery meeting

    Those who have loved ones and have purchased graves for others need to be at the meeting Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. 

    We have deeds for the ground but still we have no rights or say so over our loved ones graves.

    Fathers Day last year I lost three angels that cost $19.95 each. No one called to let me know they were going to destroy them. The angels were put on my brothers vault for his birthday. The angles were broken into hundreds of pieces.

    There was a cemetery board member who gave his resignation on TV, but he is still there.

  • LETTER: Citizen wants questions answered

    Is the City of Taylorsville preparing to create yet another taxing bureaucracy? There is a storm water utility tax, mandated by an EPA regulation known as the MS4 program to control run off. Will this tax be applied to only city residents? Will county residents using city water be taxed? Will Mayor Don Pay ever stop his tax and spend agenda? Unlikely!

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Making a difference

    Congratulations to John Shircliffe for being named Citizen of the Year. The honor is well-deserved and, if I am going to be completely honest, somewhat overdue.

    I spent part of Thursday afternoon chatting with Shircliffe about the new plaque he received  from the Chamber of Commerce and the standing ovation he was given by members for his accomplishments. The memories were only minutes old and he still had a broad smile plastered across his face.