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Today's Opinions

  • No slots without a vote, and no dead horses!

    By Larry Forgy, Guest Columnist

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.

  • No slots without a vote, and no dead horses!

    By Larry Forgy, Guest Columnist

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.

  • Stocker conference set for Feb. 21-22 in Bowling Green

    The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is once again teaming up with the University of Tennessee to offer the sixth-annual Mid-South Stocker Conference set for Feb. 21 and 22 in Bowling Green. This year’s conference will provide cattle producers with innovative ideas.
    Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of the universities of Kentucky and Tennessee and each state’s Cattlemen’s Association, in partnership with Bayer Animal Health and BEEF magazine, this year’s conference will offer information relative to a changing industry.

  • Harsh consequences accompany late summer drought and winter salt

    As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important, the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures. We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.

    Winter desiccation is not unusual but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • Local administrator answers questions about preschool

    By Jaclyn Risden-Smith
    Exceptional Child Services Director
    Spencer County Schools

  • Local dentist thanks community for support

    We wanted to express our thanks and gratitude for the many people who participated in our 2nd annual CANDY-BUY-BACK “Treats for our Troops” event. Special thanks go out to the Spencer County Track & Cross Country members who volunteered their time and talents at the face painting table and other areas.

    Bill Greenwell and the Knights of Columbus donated many cases of Tootsie Rolls for distribution and Hillcrest Center in Louisville made a huge donation of candy, as well.

  • KSP Captain responds to reader complaint

    I am writing in reference to a letter to the editor which appeared in your newspaper on January 5, 2011, titled “Reader upset lack of law enforcement” written by Allison Greer Hughes.

    Upon reading this letter I obtained a copy of the audio recording of her sister’s telephone call reporting the crash with a deer. The first call was received at 6:03 a.m. and after obtaining the necessary information, our telecommunicator identified this location as in the city limits of Taylorsville.

  • Understanding of mental illness crucial to prevent tragedy

    Like many others, I heard the initial news reports of the shooting in Tucson with a sense of profound sadness and déjà vu. I recalled a number of similar tragedies including the one not long ago at Virginia Tech.