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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Speak up now about bridge and KY 44 projects

    Fellow citizens, this is your last chance to influence the Hwy 55 Salt River Bridge Project and Hwy 44 Realignment Project.  I am sending two letters to the state highway department that outline what many in the community would like to see included with these projects.  You may or may not agree with everything but either way, you should let them know what you think.  If we do not ask for these additions they will not include them.

  • LETTER: Taxes, traffic and earning a living wage

    Why is David Jenkins grinning on the front page about his new taxes’ averting a deficit?  I have a deficit for the second straight year--partly from medical bills, but partly from the three new local taxes.

    Why hasn’t the Taylorsville floodwall been a “stimulus bill” priority like the new Louisville bus wash?  People accused Bush of being at fault when New Orleans flooded, but this decision-making will really make Obama at fault when Taylorsville floods.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Remembering not to forget

    Another Memorial Day has come and gone.

    It took a while, but gas grills throughout America are finally cooling down after searing all those burgers and hotdogs. Most of the lawn chairs have been put back in the garage, but someone forgot to take down their volleyball net a few streets away. It stands in the back yard as monument to the fun that was had by all.

  • LETTER: Don’t allow government to jeopardize families

    After a weekend of cookouts, picnics, reunions and hopefully taking time to remember the sacrifices of those who made it all possible, Americans have just completed another page in the scrapbook of their family history.

    The family is the bedrock of life but it’s a unit that is often under-appreciated, and maybe now more than ever, under attack. Under attack by big government, a popular culture addicted to self-gratification and forces that seek out to erode that institution rather than strengthen it.

  • LETTER: Thanks Dairy Queen for helping youth sports

    I would like to thank Bob and Dairy Queen for being a corporate sponsor for our first Bat-A-Thon fundraiser for our youth baseball association. Although the participation and interest was not what we had hoped, it was still a huge success.

    The board members and volunteers learned alot from this initial event and hope to improve on it in the years to come.

  • LETTER: Alcohol doesn’t mean prosperity

    In light of the current alcohol petition, it is time for those in Spencer County to count the cost. We must ask ourselves what is more important – a few more businesses and jobs or possibly the lives of our community’s people? Becoming a wet county may open the door for more economic stimulus but that means nothing for those who could lose their lives as a result of the freedom to buy, sell, and drink alcohol.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Forced dealership closings add to harm

    I am President of Zimmer Chrysler Jeep in Florence and currently serving as Chairman of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. It is with disbelief that I find myself writing this editorial today but last week our dealership was told by Chrysler that they were terminating our franchise. I have been working at our family owned dealership Zimmer Chrysler since 1984, and our family has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1929.

  • LETTER: All athletes need recognition

    As a Spencer County resident who has two young children in Spencer County Schools,  I would like to suggest that a story be written and published in regards to the young athletes that contribute so much to the high school’s athletic programs. 

    SCHS sports programs are so often made up of several younger middle school-aged athletes that work really hard to contribute to varsity and JV, yet they never get much recognition for their achievements or their hard work!