Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks to judge-executive

    I would like to thank Bill Karrer for taking over the budget of the county clerk. The fees collected by this department from the residents of Spencer County should be used for the good of the entire county, not for the benefit of the county clerk and staff.

    Mary Carroll
    Elk Creek

  • LETTER: Toys for tots thank you

    Taylorsville Toys for Tots would like to thank those who made the 2010 toy drive a success. Those businesses and individuals who supported the program include: Spencer Youth Service and the Family Resource Centers, First Christian Church, Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, Salt River Antique Power Association, Walter and Louise Hahn, Envision Salon, Barrel Smoked BBQ, Taylorsville Dairy Queen, O’Driscoll’s Spirits, Family Diner, The Tea Cup, Elite Dental and Dr. James Ransdell of Elk Creek Dental.

  • LETTER: Resident too negative

    I am a 26-year-old resident of Spencer County. I have lived here all my life. As an adult, I have purchased older property in Taylorsville and questioned the weathered property lines. I called my dad for best advice on identifying where my markers are. He referred me to Curtis Ochs, saying, “He’s the man to see for any surveying questions. He knows this county front and back.”

  • LETTER: ‘Grandparents raising grandchildren’ workshop helpful

    The past four Tuesdays, we attended a “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” seminar sponsored by the Spencer County Family Resource Center. It was held in the library meeting room.

  • LETTER: Support the Bears

    If you were not at Spencer County High School on Saturday night, you probably missed one the most exciting boys basketball game in the state this year, and for sure in many years in the Spencer County Gym. It was billed as a “white out” and most everyone was dressed in white. We also passed out white “ hand towels” for fans to wave. By 5:30 p.m. or so the whole Spencer County side was full. That is 90 minutes before game time. The game was a sell out and 80 percent of the fans were from Spencer County.

  • COLUMN: Size doesn’t matter when you play like champions

    I could say that I don’t have a dog in this “Spencer County High School gymnasium” fight. I don’t, necessarily.  My children aren’t old enough to attend school, and my family and I don’t live in this district.
    But local ties run deep and I just happen to be from Taylorsville. Most of my family still lives here. I lived in Spencer County almost 22 years and I am a 2002 graduate of Spencer County High School.

  • LETTER: Deer poachers should be punished

    I enjoy watching the wildlife we have around Taylorsville Lake. However, it is really sickening to see a young deer with a poacher’s snare around its waist, knowing the excruciating fate awaiting this young animal.

    By the way, for those of you who are not aware of how a poacher dispatches (kills) the victim caught in a snare, let me enlighten you. The poacher can shoot the animal (most humane), or hit it in the head with something like a baseball bat until it is dead as the cry of a young deer being beaten to death makes much less noise than a gun shot.

  • LETTER: Roe v. Wade no reason to celebrate

    I read in the Courier about the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade. Thirty-eight years ago our Supreme Court voted 7 to 2 to legalize abortion. Since then, we have killed or murdered 50 million babies and are killing or murdering four thousand a day. The amazing thing about us changing the word to abortion is it sounds a lot milder than kill or murder.