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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Support Spencer County Bears

    Basketball season is at a feverous pitch for all basketball fans. We have those of us who like Cal”s CATS or Pitino’s CARDS or other teams we cheer for. I am going to offer and suggest Spencer Countians do something else.

    As our community continues to grow, it is also time we back and show support for Spencer County sports. Right now the Spencer County girls are in the middle of their season and we need to show support for them. They give their all in practice and in games, so let’s show support for them.

  • LETTER: People, not governments provide real help to needy

    As I was visiting a Shelby County church this past Sunday, the message of the week really hit home with me. You only have one life to live. What are you going to do with it? As you go through your life, will you “Make a Difference” in the lives of people around you?

    We are all aware of the earthquake in Haiti and the misery and suffering that these people are enduring and will continue to do for many, many years to come. Right now, it appears that the most pressing need is money to provide urgently needed relief supplies.

  • LETTER: Should we trust?

    Are we to trust a man with our future, sewers or otherwise, who can’t recall what he has done in the last six months and can look straight into a camera and say so. (Wasn’t there something about a Co-ed escort service as well?) Trust?

    I recall a lot of stories about those grant applications being written by a lot of people and I wonder how many were written by those taking credit.

    I bet the current economy has been on a lot of peoples minds when they think about looking at unemployment.