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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Keep the Lord’s day holy
  • COLUMN: CRAM THE CRUISERS!

    Last week, my former boss, comrade and counterpart in Anderson County, Ben Carlson, took to the pages of his newspaper to go on a little rant about Spencer County.
    Carlson, who readily admits he has a twisted sense of humor, attacked our competitive spirit all because he’s ashamed his county lost to us in a very important “contest” around this time last year.
    Well, dear readers, I do not question your competitive nature, but instead, I hope to invoke it because we are up against our neighbors in the same contest this year.

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: Preserve values, say no to Sunday sales

    There was a time when a reasoned, common-sense argument against easing restrictions on access to alcohol could be made and people would listen. Alcohol is a drug that can significantly decrease a person’s ability to make good, sound judgments and there is no shortage of statistics and data available to serve as evidence that alcohol is responsible for countless deaths and injuries each year.

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: No legitimate reason to prohibit Sunday sales

    Let me start with a little history: The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified almost 80 years ago (Dec. 5, 1933), yet remnants of this epic failure (such as laws prohibiting Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages) still remain.

  • LETTER: Don’t be fooled by McConnell

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, as usual, let his anti-worker attitude show through by supporting a national right-to-work bill. I’m not surprised as he is paid big bucks by companies that don’t want to pay their employees good wages and benefits.

  • COLUMN: Thanksgiving Day is not for shopping

    Yes, I’m one of those crazy people. Those people who get out at 4 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving in the crowds, the traffic, the noise and the shopping lines. But it’s not for the best deals and it’s not because I absolutely have to have that $200 laptop (Limit five per store).

  • LETTER: Today’s problems have an answer

    Where did we go wrong and how can we fix it? Speaking with 66 years of experience, it seems to me that our society and the world is only a shadow of what it once was. Whether watching the news or reading the paper it is becoming more apparent that the goodness of the people, which we once took for granted, is becoming more and more unheard of.

  • LETTER: Spencer is fortunate to have Sheriff Stump

    Once again, Sheriff Buddy Stump has proven his ability to run the office of sheriff in a safe, professional and efficient manner. The recent meth bust has made Spencer Country a safer and more pleasant place to live. The entire county owes him a big “thank you” for weeding out and removing criminals who make our lives more dangerous.