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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER:Safety is the priority, not winning

    I am writing this regarding the letter that was wrote last week about the Spencer County Youth Football program.

    I’m a proud parent of a mighty mite player. This is my son’s third year on the team. The first year, my son played for the team, he didn’t get in the game that much. but he did get to know the game, because when he started he didn’t know anything about football. The second year, he got more playing time.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Light Up Salt River

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in the Light Up Salt River Festival.

    First and foremost, I would like to recognize the committee members for all of their planning and hard work. They are Carolyn Shields, Kathy Spears, Janet Barnett, Donna Forg, Leigh Ann Stratton, Sharon Thomas, David and Kristen Martin, and Troy Klaber. Without our team work this wouldn’t happen every year.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Health plan will increase costs for families and kill jobs

    During a recent telephone town hall, a constituent from Bowling Green told me, “Being a two-time cancer survivor, and possibly having it for a third time, I’m very concerned about health care reform.  I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I’m worried about new taxes and being forced to accept government-run health care.  I just really think if we have less government in health care, we would be better off. ”

  • LETTER: Winning at cost of having fun

    I am writing to express my opinion of the Spencer County youth football program.

    At the ages of 5 to 7, with both boys and girls playing, I believe that the game should be about teaching the children sportsmanship, football fundamentals and the kids generally having a good time

    I guess I am wrong.

    The head coach of the Mighty Mites stated at the first practice that not all the kids will get a chance to play. He stressed winning over all else.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Anybody out there?

    For a small Kentucky community, Spencer County has had its fair share of news coverage from TV and big-city newspapers recently. We have a county judge under scrutiny for his credit card habits, a pending wet/dry vote and $11,700 still unaccounted for in the high school’s activities fund.

    And despite all this controversy, letters to the editor have been slim. I'm perplexed.

    Surely, these – and other issues concerning our nation at large – are being talked over at diners all over town. Some topics may even trigger heated debates.

  • LETTER: Guilty before proof shown

    I thought our system is innocent until proven guilty. David Jenkins said he was not in or near the places the credit card charges were made that he is contesting. It tells me a lot about a person that wants to publicly condemn someone before all the facts are in. I have to question the reason that person is doing that, for what gain are they doing it. Do they have proof that no one knows about. I certainly hope people like that don’t serve on jury duty. The poor defendant would be charged guilty before the trial.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: City vs. county, who’s the loser?

    The issue of merging city and county governments is one that has not been reported on in this paper for some time – mainly because nothing new has happened.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Don't be dumbed down

    I have watched more local television news reports this past week than in recent years and I can honestly say that I’m dumber for it.

    When it comes to feeding that news-junkie habit, there’s nothing that compares to the written word – and not on some flickering computer screen either. Even when I do want to read something on an Internet news site, I have to print it out.