Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Resident appreciates checks and balances

    Wayne Cox’s letter to the editor made me laugh on several levels. First, I can’t tell you how many times I heard some elected and/or appointed Spencer county public servant tell me (or some version thereof) “Are you telling me how to do my job!?”, but let me count a few.

  • $52,000 winner, where are you?

    So the Marrowbone Community Market at 109 Jefferson Street in Taylorsville — formerly known as Riverbend — sold a $52,000 winning ticket, according to the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.

    That might be exciting news for the ticket holder, except that person has yet to be identified. Perhaps the more pressing news is that they only have until tomorrow to figure it out.

  • Cities and their officials work hard for residents

    “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

    Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was sworn into office and he delivered his famous inaugural speech, considered one of the best in history.

  • LETTER: Spending cuts must be made carefully

    President Obama is faced with a budget that is spiraling out of control and we all agree that spending has to be cut. But where and whom do we hurt in the process? The President’s recent State of the Union address specifically targeted the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as a program for which he would cut funding by 50%. Few people know what CSBG is and how it impacts their community.