Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: If resident doesn't like county, he can leave

    The many complaints of (Lawrence) Trageser, where do we begin, there are so many? As a taxpayer in Spencer County,

    I would like to address a few.

    Beginning with the most recent, when Mr. Trageser approached the court with an issue of Mic-Zee’s expansion. If the city of Taylorsville doesn’t have a problem with the expansion being six or seven feet on the right-of-way, then why should you? If it in fact is, then any problems that would arise would be at the expense of Mic-Zee’s.

  • LETTER: Resident claims good ole’ boy system still exists

    Although many crooked political figures in Spencer County have gone by the wayside, the good ol’ boy system of theft, lies, and circumventing the rule of law has not.

    What should have been a routine application for a construction permit has turned into a confiscation of taxpayer property. Charles Michael and Constance Ann Driscoll received an illegal permit. They failed to follow zoning regulations, building not only on their 15 ft. set back, but on the right of way of Reasor Avenue. How could this happen?

  • Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • Aquaculture workshop covers gamut from water gardens to bass

    Proper pond management is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy environment for fish, whether it’s in a backyard water garden or a three-acre production pond. An upcoming Kentucky Cooperative Extension aquaculture workshop, “Pond Management: Home-use and Recreational Aquaculture,” will focus on information that will be useful for pond owners and landowners wishing to develop ponds.