Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: New goals for KACo

    The events that lead to the decision by the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 88 were regrettable and Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) has taken full responsibility for those relating to our association. More importantly, the board of directors of KACo took steps well in advance of that legislation that put us in compliance with most of its provision even before it was passed.

  • LETTER: SCMS thanks volunteers

    The Spencer County Middle School extends a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who assisted teachers and students during the 2009-10 school year.  SCMS appreciates and values your wonderful talents and volunteer services.

  • LETTER: Why I'm Biking 1,400 miles for Dr. Dan

    On April 12, I started a 1,400 mile bike ride across Kentucky in support of Dr. Daniel Mongiardo for U.S. Senate.  I’m 67-years old – a veteran, an author and Kentucky’s first Unbridled Spirit award winner.  But my most important role is a grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. 

  • LETTER: Stealing from soldiers

    With all the sacrifices and hardship that our military men and women go through for the defense of our nation, it saddens me to know that some unappreciative person stole monies from a collection box that was used to help pay for the shipping of 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the 1-502th INF, Afghanistan!

  • LETTER: Travelstead shows 'heart'

    As a Taylorsville precinct resident, I am planning to vote for Richard Travelstead as this district’s magistrate.

    I have known Richard for over four years beginning back in the days when Guard Duty was forming. Richard is an Army veteran and was very interested in helping get the organization going. Along with being on its executive board, he was instrumental in securing our non-profit status.

  • LETTER: Celebrate sober

    We are nearing the time when many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved.  Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • LETTER: 'Impressed' with Bill Karrer

    I am Linda Greenwell.  When I moved to Spencer County in 1992, I met Bill Karrer and was impressed with his knowledge of government, the political process as well as his eagerness and willingness to work hard for the county without benefit of an elected office.  His goal was not a job, but a better operating county government and improved community in which to live and raise his family, while benefiting the families of his friends and neighbors.

  • LETTER: Reader says, Drury has been "a great magistrate"

    Of all the people in the county running for office, only three people have even bothered to ask for my vote: Kim Stump, Jerry Eye and Bill Drury.

    Is my vote not important to the others? Signs are not going to get votes, no matter how big they are or how many. It’s contact folks. We realize that if you hold a job, you may not be able to visit each house, but phone calls count, too.

    Speaking of phone calls, poor old Bill Drury probably thinks, “My goodness, what does she need now?” every time I call. But he doesn’t.