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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: For young and old, let’s learn to recycle

    Our young ones again face the challenges of absorbing all the knowledge necessary to survive in our modern world.
    For us old people, the challenge is finding the way to grab their attention. Today’s world is a very fast-paced, high-charged distracting environment. To make matters worse, new products are brought to market before you have learned to use the item it replaces. That tends to create a “throw-away” society.

  • LETTER: Shelburne’s charity softball game a success

    The sixth annual WAMZ Softball Game hosted at Ray Jewell Park that benefits St. Jude, was clearly a winner this year collecting a record amount of $6,200. That amount set the Shelburne team at a grand total raised for St. Jude over these six years, at $17,200.

  • LETTER: No one is perfect

    We all have our mistakes and our shortcomings. Sure, the businessman has to be professional in his position and carry himself appropriately.
    I have seen a lot of people come in and out of the station [Smith’s Service and Tire], bums, blue collar folk, white collar folk, drug addicts, normal Joes and famous folk.
    The sad thing is that all of a sudden, this place is so quiet and cold. All because of somebody that didn’t feel treated fairly.

  • LETTER: Citizen ‘demands’ city halt records destruction

    Editor’s note: This letter was originally submitted as a complaint to City Clerk Steve Biven regarding a recent decision of the City Commission to destroy audio recordings of meetings older than six months. A news article on this subject may be found on page A-1. The open investigation referred to in this letter is regarding McKemie’s communication with the attorney general’s office and a letter sent to the city from that office in September 2012 requesting a host of water rate-related records.

  • LETTER: EMS thankful for anonymous donations

    Spencer County EMS has received two anonymous gifts in the last six months. The first gift came when we were laying new carpet in the conference room of the station. The plan was to lay new carpet in the conference room and shampoo the offices; carpet was also brought and installed in the offices. When I asked the installer, “Who paid for this?” He replied, “I’m not supposed to say.”

  • COLUMN: Spencer County is great, but deserves better

    I came into Taylorsville as the new girl, not knowing a soul within Spencer County and having no horse in the constant political race.
    Arriving with a clean slate allowed me to see the county through clear lenses not fogged by family history, personal squabbles or long-standing rumors.

  • EDITORIAL: Switch on the movement to get lights at Ray Jewell Park

    A lot of things can happen in four years: a teenager completes high school, a young adult earns an engineering degree, a president serves a full term, the Olympics gear up for another go. But can Spencer County get light poles installed in that time frame?
    Apparently not.
    According to our very own archives, UPS donated several massive light poles to the county in September 2009. Those poles were unloaded at Ray Jewell Park and those poles lay in that same location four years later.

  • COLUMN: The Attorney General and high gas prices

    As I travel the state, I am frequently asked what I can do about high gas prices and price fluctuations across the Commonwealth.
     I understand the frustration with high gas prices. I understand how tough it is on hard-working families. No one wants to choose between filling up the gas tank or putting food on the table or paying a bill. And many of us rely on our vehicles to get to work, so that we can pay our bills. Be assured, protecting Kentucky consumers at the gas pumps is a top priority of mine.