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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Keep your children safe this fall

    As we move into fall and our schedules become full with our kids’ homework and after-school activities, it’s always a good time to focus on their safety, too.  Much like the calls and e-mails I receive from constituents in need of the Veteran’s Crisis Hotline, I also receive a number of calls and emails from constituents looking for information on the Amber Alert program, as well as the best way to get information on sexual predators in the community.

  • COLUMN: Springing into fall with full lineup of events

    When you read this article, fall will be several days old. Where did summer go? Due to the unusual weather conditions, we have just wrapped up our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement drive.
    The recycling center has gotten used to the new baler we got through a Kentucky Pride grant from the Division of Waste Management at Frankfort.
    Our students have gotten settled in their classrooms for the next year of learning.
    But we have so many activities coming up in October that we will not have time to sit down.

  • LETTER: Glasscock left his mark on the community

    The first time we met C.L. Glasscock was down at his sawmill/homestead. We were there to buy a bit of specialty lumber for the fireplace mantel in the home we were building in Spencer County. His wife, Roberta, introduced us to him as Junior so he has been Junior Glasscock to us ever since.
    During that first meeting, Junior regaled us with stories of cutting wood throughout the county and knew exactly where we were building our home as he had, according to him, “Cut about a jillion fence posts up there.”

  • COLUMN: Glasscock leaves us with many happy memories

    I learned early Tuesday morning that Spencer County stalwart C.L. Glasscock passed away. C.L. was a true friend of the newspaper and my immediate reaction was to be heartbroken.
    When had I last seen him? What had we talked about? What would be my last memories of this wonderful man?
    However, my coworker, Mallory Bilger, was quick to say to me, “I have complete certainty he is with Jesus.”
    This comment was enough to make me shed a joyous tear.

  • LETTER: Read clearly before you disagree
  • LETTER: Here we go again

    It is agenda time for the socialists who want to disarm the country.  A country where the courts, including the Supreme Court, time and again have ruled that an individual is responsible for the protection of themselves, family and property, not law enforcement, is once again hearing calls for disabling the second amendment.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Eagle Scout Noah Franklin

    On behalf of the Spencer County Parks and Recreation Department, I would like to extend a special thank you to Eagle Scout Noah Franklin and his family on the wonderful job they did on the picnic tables and the new grill they donated to Waterford Park.
    Brian Spencer
    Parks Director

  • LETTER: Share your voice with your government

    “We kill people who kill people to show them killing people is wrong,” is one of my favorite sayings. Unless you have voided yourself from all communication, you are aware of the international crisis in Syria. Having spent considerable time in the Middle East, the thought of military intervention anywhere at any time in this region scares me to death. Having traveled six continents and 63 countries, I have found the Middle East to be a totally different world.