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Today's Opinions

  • Moving forward on Maple

    The Taylorsville City Commission finally took a step to move forward on renovations to Maple Avenue last week, voting to approve a roughly $63,000 project which will repave and widen Maple Avenue while installing new sidewalks on the south side of the roadway.
    For several months, the commissioners have debated an issue which seemed to come down to city officials desire for a street which matched the plan for other streets in the city versus resident’s desire not to have sidewalks.

  • State legislative update

    by Senator Jimmy Higdon

  • Opinion: From our readers 9 17

    Opportunity to name
    elementary school
    The Board of Education will soon be naming the new county elementary school. This is a splendid opportunity to name the school in honor of Spencer County’s greatest educator, James Morrison Heady.
    Heady, was born and raised in Spencer County in the middle 1800’s on Normandy Road. Though blinded as a youth and deaf by age 40, his buoyant spirit and astonshing intellect provided a rich and productive life as novelist, poet, inventor, designer, philosopher, musician and composers.

  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

    Those of you who remember the 1970s might remember a song called “Signs” by the Five Man Electrical Band. It is filled with a number of comical references to the plethora of signs and the meaning behind those signs.
    The chorus of that song is pretty relevant to Spencer County today, “sign, sign, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

  • Voters lose in candidates’ feuds

    courtesy of The Kentucky Standard

  • Young leaders on display in our schools

    I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the “Learning from our Leaders” program hosted by Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools. Several local community leaders were invited to attend the event at the Cooperative Extension Office in Taylorsville and it was a pretty great opportunity to meet with our young people and work with them on a school related project.
    District-wide, students are working on the Leader in Me program which seeks to train students on what it means to be successful leaders and contributing members to society.

  • Opinion: From our readers 9 3

    Shelburne thanks
    community

  • Editorial: We need a plan for economic development

    Our recent interview with Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump left us feeling good about the improved state of the economy in Spencer County, at least in so far as new housing is on the rise. However, it left us a little more concerned that commercial development is not only continuing to lag in this county, but seems to be going backwards. While new property assessments are just the tip of the overall iceberg of economic development, the figures do point to trends which are both good and bad.