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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Take the heat out of the alcohol debate

    I like truth. I do not have a corner on truth, so I try to be grateful to people who disagree with me for specific reasons. When someone tells me he disagrees with me, it is hard not to take it personally. It is much better if he gives me reasons why he disagrees with me. Then, I can try to understand his position.

  • Guest columnist: Progressive town needs a progressive plan

    Last week, a public meeting was held with engineers from the State Highways and Transportation Department regarding the proposed new bridge on KY 55 over the Salt River and the KY 44 realignment.  I got the impression these projects, although much needed, are simply a meat and potatoes bare bones approach leaving no room in the design for wide sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians, bike routes or handicapped pathways.

  • LETTER: Alcohol will bring business diversity, jobs " not abuse

    I have been reading with interest all the differing views on the wet versus dry debate. I’ve been thinking about this issue ever since we moved here 12 years ago. I never heard of a dry county until then. I’ve also been thinking about the fact that there is virtually no place for kids/young adults to go to unless it’s a church event or organized sport. I see these two issues merging into a single solution.

  • LETTER: Apron contest celebrates past

    This is the third year for our Apron Contest at the Red Scooter.  We schedule it each year around Mother’s Day to honor our “foremothers.”

    Aprons were such a huge part of our ancestors’ day to day wardrobe. Many a tear has been dried by an apron.

    Out of the 24 aprons entered, the winners are listed below:

    • Our Antique Apron Winner was Hazel Slucher who brought in a child’s blue floral bib apron trimmed in blue rickrack.  She thinks it belonged to Martin Slucher.

  • LETTER: Reader says don't sign wet petition

    The petition for the wet or dry vote that is portrayed by its founders to be so good for everyone is already proving to be costly. It is dividing the county, and if they get enough signatures, it’s going to cost us, the taxpayers, at least $20,000.

    The best way to stop this and save the county money we don’t have is don’t sign this petition to begin with.

  • LETTER: Alcohol sales just don't add up
  • LETTER: Ky. Gourd Society says thanks for support

    The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to thank the community for supporting the KY Gourd Art Show. This year marked out 15th year here in Taylorsville.

    The KGS Board consists of dedicated people from across the state of Kentucky. They promote the growing and crafting of gourds.

    Although they prepare for the show all year, so does the community.

    We would like to thank those that get the downtown ready for the visitors that come for that weekend.

  • LETTER: EDA, alcohol vote and tax money

    On May 14, 1988, there was a bus crash in Carroll County, Kentucky caused by a man who had left a bar drinking alcohol. He was going the wrong way on 1-71 and ran into a bus carrying sixty-seven passengers. Twenty-seven of them died, and thirty-four injured, mostly children. Every year we have thousands of people killed on the highways caused by alcohol. Do we want these bars in our county where people sit and drink?