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Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: Chance for progress remains

    Guest column by Dave Adkisson, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

     

     The Kentucky General Assembly concluded its regular session in an angry, finger-pointing finale, with the House and Senate publicly criticizing each other for their failure to agree on a spending blueprint to guide Kentucky through the challenging financial times of the next two years.

  • LETTER: Thank you Spencer County!

    April 24, 2010 we held our 2nd annual “Carnival for a Cure.” Despite all weather forecast we were blessed with 4 good hours of carnival fun! To God be the Glory!

    All proceeds made went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Despite the storm, we still made $5,000!

     We couldn’t have done it with out all our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, the 4-H Trailblazers, Affordable Fun, Bounce Around, our fabulous DJ/MC Bobby Marples, musicians, Wendy Edwards, friends, and families.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Strange juxtaposition

    What’s wrong with two of the five headlines on today’s front page? I’ll give you a minute while you glance back over them again.

    Ok. Time’s up. Here’s what I’m talking about:

    • “Mayor gets substantial raise”

    • “School board cuts contracts to save about $80,000”

  • LETTER: In support of Drury

    Bill Drury has gone beyond the call of duty. He works for the people beyond his district. He has helped families save their homes and, in some cases, rebuild.

    Our home was robbed and Bill Drury helped us find help. He has always put others needs before his own or his family’s.

    When people were flooded, he was out on crutches helping others in need. When farmers were in a drought, he was there. People all across Spencer County were in need of water and Bill Drury was there fighting for all of us.

  • LETTER: In support of Travelstead

    With the election season in full swing, I felt compelled to share my opinion about the best candidate for Magistrate here in the first district.  We have the opportunity on May 18th to put our community first.  Richard Travelstead exemplifies what a true leader should be.  I have known Mr. Travelstead to always place the community and the citizens of Spencer County first.  From taking a strong stance in defense of homeowners to counseling with troubled teens Richard Travelstead has always and remains committed to doing the “right thing”.

  • GUEST COLUMN: No budget, big regret

    When the General Assembly arrived in Frankfort three months ago, it was expected that we would pass a number of important pieces of legislation, and we did just that.  However our primary goal for the session was to pass a biannual budget for the Commonwealth, and as both chambers adjourned “sine die” on the 60th and final session day, that goal (of passing a budget) was not accomplished.

  • LETTER: Take blinders off

    I am very concerned that some people in our county wear blinders – the ones that give you tunnel vision so you never notice what is going on other than what is right in front of you.

    Not being able to see the entire picture distorts your image and ability to make good decisions. We have people running for office that have no experience, no education and no qualifications to hold the office of county judge executive, etc.

    One candidate can not settle his own financial problems without filing bankruptcy.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cats, carnivals and baseball

    I remember many years ago a popular TV show called Rawhide starring a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates.  The show centered around the adventures of a bunch of cowboys out west on a cattle drive.  Every year, for the past four years, we have had our own version.  I call it “The Great Taylorsville CAT’L Roundup”.  Not cattle, but cats.