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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: No crime between midnight and 6 a.m.?

    Sheriff gets clean audit? I have heard that hot air before, dealing with many of the audits of our elected officials. The problem with audits is you only see what is given to you.
    Since taking office, Sheriff Stump has been escalating the cost to operate his department at a fast and furious pace. Recently, he requested new carpet and furniture for the sheriff’s office.
    Stump has even been charging taxpayers 50 cents per page of open record documents. Legally 10 cents is the price allowed by Kentucky Administrative Regulation 200 1:020 section 3.

  • COLUMN: New year, new challenges

    Welcome to 2012, the year of major changes.
    We will have the opportunity to recycle more items and begin a compost program to help downsize the amount of garbage landfilled.
    Mexico is leading a major change by closing what was known as the largest landfill in this hemisphere. It was pushing 1,000 acres in size. They increased the recycling effort from 6 percent to 60 percent in 10 years, so the reduced amount to be landfilled will be handled by smaller units.

  • Carrying resolutions from one year to the next

    Sticking to New Year’s resolutions has never been something I’m particularly good at — but then again, who is?
    I made four resolutions at the end of 2009, all of which I intended to fulfill in 2010. At the end of the year in 2010, I outed my epic failures in a column for readers of The Anderson News and carried forward those resolutions into 2011.
    So, as not to slight my “new” readership in Spencer County, I decided to do the same.
    Here were my resolutions for 2011:

  • LETTER: Thanks for contributions for pool table

    The senior citizens that use the pool table at the senior center would like to thank those who contributed to the cost to recover the table.

    Patrons of the Spencer County Senior Citizens Center
     

  • COLUMN: Sen. Hornback previews 2012 session

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

    By PAUL HORNBACK, State Senator

  • COLUMN: Floyd predicts 'toughest budget session in decades'

    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

  • LETTER: Thanks for making Toys for Tots a success

    Thanks to everyone for a very successful year for Toys for Tots. We need to give special thanks to all the locations that had toy boxes.
    I would also like to mention the help of Becky Wilson and her staff — they even helped on buying toys locally from money we had collected, mainly in honor of the late Rocky Walters.
    Thank you, also, to Mary Williams and her helpers at First Christian Church in Taylorsville.
    I had a helper, too, in Carol Dean Curtsinger, until he had gallbladder surgery.
    Bruce Kapfhammer
    Taylorsville
     

  • LETTER: A first and powerful Christmas present

    In mid-December, a number of the great people of Spencer County demonstrated their compassion for others when the middle school hosted a Benefit for an orphanage being constructed in Kenya. Over $2,000 was given to help Charles Juma complete an orphanage in Kenya that will initially serve over 300 children. The funds came from a talent show with outstanding performances appreciated by an enthusiastic audience.
    This event could not have happened without the complete cooperation of the school board, superintendent, and staff and the leadership at the middle school.