Today's Opinions

  • Tree seeds need propagating

    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft! Woody plants seem to be a bit more elusive.

    I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone or an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath the canopy. Starting woody plants from seed can be a bit more tricky.

  • LETTER: Response to a reader

    I am writing this in response to the letter from Gina Jesse, of Shelbyville.

    I am sure that the North Central Health Department is quite capable of handling their business as a multimillion dollar public health entity. If they felt that there was any concern with David Jenkins being the chairman, I am quite sure that they would address their concerns with him directly.

  • LETTER: Making economy stronger

    The pursuit of a well paying job here in America seems to be getting increasingly more difficult. People are losing their jobs at an alarming rate, and many that still have work have had to take a cut in pay and work more hours. This is happening nationwide, regardless of the level of education.

    The reason for this should be obvious to everyone. There aren’t enough businesses in our nation to support the American workforce.

  • LETTER: 'We need' Conway

    Rand Paul has said numerous times the Medicare deductible should be raised to $2,000. (Video shown on WHAS11 Oct. 4). This is a lot of money coming out of your pocket every year. If you have a spouse, their deductible will be $2,000 also, equaling $4,000 per year. He also wants the average Social Security payment to be cut from $1,100 to $700.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Farmers feeding hay early

    Some Kentucky farmers have already started feeding hay due to the dry weather.

    Because drought conditions vary across the state, the feeding of hay also varies depending on location.

    Smart hay conservation will help you make it through the winter. Value the hay crop you have.

    To get the most out of your supply, don’t waste it by providing more than your livestock can eat or more than they need. The general rule is between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent of the animal’s body weight per day in total feed.

  • LETTER: Reader encourages people to vote

    In less than three weeks, voters, both here in Spencer County and in other communities across the United States, will head to the polls. Many have called this mid-term election the most important election in our country’s history.

  • LETTER: Not your grandfather's party

    The 2010 election has become perhaps the most important election in our lifetime, but only if informed voters who support job creation, fiscal responsibility show up at the polls on Nov. 2. This election isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about making America strong. The current job-killing Democratic Party has been overrun by groups wanting to turn our great country into a socialist-like nightmare. Congress and their allies at MoveOn.org, Organizing for America, ACORN and the unions are desperate and they are going all out to win.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Heavenly homecoming

    This past weekend was Homecoming in Taylorsville. Oops, I just remembered, they changed the name to Octoberfest! But I guess I still think of it as Homecoming.

    The parade, the bands, the food, and the friends all make it a good time, no matter what you call it.

    But I must admit, I just love the sound of “Homecoming.” I served in the Marines for several years and spent about a year overseas without my wife; homecoming meant a lot to me. As a pastor, I have the chance to go on missions trips and attend conferences that often take me away from home.