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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Bears football coach looks forward to season

    It is with great anticipation and excitement that we begin the 2009-2010 Spencer County High School football season.

  • LETTER: Entertaining on the taxpayers dime

    It goes without saying that the current activities of our county judge has created a cloud of sadness that covers the legacy of our community statewide.  One would think that we are the laughing stock of the Commonwealth, but no one is laughing.

     If there is any taxpaying citizen in Spencer County that is not 100 percent angry, that person needs to be committed to an insane asylum.  I will refer to Judge Jenkins as Mr. Jenkins from this point in time because I can not fathom addressing him as judge.  He no longer deserves that distinction.

  • LETTER: A plea for pets

    As temperatures rise, take care of your pets…please. 

    Did you know dogs can get sunburn and heat stroke?  Here’s a simple test--if it’s hot to you, it is hot for your pet. 

    Here are simple tips--Don’t leave your dog in the sun for long periods of time, give the dog plenty of fresh, cool water and access to shade throughout the day, and never, ever, leave your dog in your car.