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Today's Opinions

  • Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus.

    Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps. It appears here courtesy of newseum.org.

    “Dear editor: I am 8 years old.

  • LETTER: Be a donor, save a life

    In 1992, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky recognized the tragedy that 18 people die every day waiting for an organ transplant, yet Kentuckians were not aware of what they could do to save lives. The Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks supported legislation that allows every person obtaining a driver’s license or ID an opportunity to donate $1.00 to raise awareness about organ donation in Kentucky. These $1.00 donations go into a Trust — the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life.

  • LETTER: Do we really need a Taj Mahal library?

    I’m writing in response to Shannon Brock’s column regarding the meeting to gather input and ideas for a possible new library in Spencer County. While the turnout for this meeting no doubt was disappointing, it’s not at all surprising since obviously the vast majority of people take little to no interest in the functioning of or participation in their government — local, state or federal.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with candy buyback

    We wanted to express our thanks and gratitude for the many people who participated in our third annual candy buyback “Treats for our Troops” event.
    I know it can be hard to give up your hard earned candy, but your teeth and our troops say thank you.

  • LETTER: Avoid ‘childish’ politics when electing county clerk next year

  • LETTER: Complain to those who can change laws

    This is in response to Lawrence Trageser’s seemingly consistent harassment of the current county judge-executive and the lawful decisions/actions Bill Karrer makes.
    Lawrence, if you don’t like the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, why not make your complaints to those who do make them? Or better yet run for office yourself.
    I have every confidence that the current elected officials and/or appointees are doing what they consider is the best for the county.
    You, sir, just seem to have multiple axes to grind using unfounded opinions.  

  • LETTER: City, county need a joint plan for the future

    My wife, Sandy, and I moved to Spencer County 11 years ago from out of state.  We had no roots in Kentucky and picked this area based largely on a feeling that this could be a comfortable home for us.  The longer we have lived here, the more we realize how fortunate we were to have chosen Taylorsville.

  • LETTER: The right person is county clerk

    It’s nice we have a county clerk that will be responsible and honest on the job. It’s fitting that Lynn Hesselbrock be chosen to finish out the position of county clerk, after all, she did run for the position and was a close second. With all the issues in the office why would Judge-Executive Bill Karrer want to appoint someone in the office as a replacement and possibly have the same old, same old problems?