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Today's Opinions

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: First Amendment still ‘alive and well’

    In March 2012, a group led by Jane Fonda called “The Woman’s Media Center” publically called for the FCC to remove Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. Their argument was basically that because (as they see it) Mr. Limbaugh belittles and mocks a wide range of groups that he is not acting “in the public interest” whatever that means.

  • LETTER: Public input sought from levee commissioner

    The levee protecting the Taylorsville downtown (old town) area from the flood waters of Salt River and Brashear’s Creek since 1948 is under a federal mandate to spend between $300,000 and $400,000 to remain accredited. Accreditation prevents Taylorsville from being in a flood zone and eligible for federal assistance in times of disaster.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Dr. Dill and staff

    To Dr. Gerry Dill and his staff, thank for all the help over the years. Your expertise, knowledge, and friendship, contributed greatly to our success here on the farm. It was always a welcome sight to see you coming up the road to help out in veterinary emergencies.I can think of dozens of times if you had not come we would have lost that cow.
    Big thanks to Ann, too, as she taught two of our children and helped mold them into who they are today.
    I believe in karma, so your goodwill you have generated is certain to make your retirement the best it can be.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
  • COLUMN: Senator asks citizens to share their views on current issues

    As we get ready to close out 2013, let me wish you and your family a happy New Year!
    It’s time again for members of the Kentucky General Assembly to meet for a 60-day legislative session that is frequently called a “budget session.” During this time, my colleagues and I will work to develop a two-year budget for state government. We will also discuss other issues important to Kentuckians, including jobs, economic development, education and health care.

  • COLUMN: Voters expect, deserve explanations

    Monday night, the Spencer County Fiscal Court voted not to approve the sale of alcohol on Sundays, but those attending that meeting have no idea why.
    The issue was placed on the agenda several meetings ago by Magistrate Jerry Davis. One could assume because Davis brought up the issue, he was in favor of expanding the sale of alcoholic beverages to Sundays from 1 p.m. to midnight.
    So, it’s no surprise Davis made the motion to approve the ordinance.
    Magistrate Hobert Judd seconded the motion for the purpose of putting the issue out there for discussion.

  • COLUMN: With snow, school board made the right call

    In the three years I spent as the commanding officer of a Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit, my decisions had significant impact on all my stakeholders. One thing I got used to really quick was that almost every decision I made was subject to a Monday morning quarterbacking.

  • LETTER: Give thanks, give hope, give the gift of life

    As we gather with family during the holiday, many of us wish to give back and help others. Often, we struggle to find the time and means to do so. However, this Christmas, there is something everyone can do that costs nothing, takes less than a minute, and gives hope to thousands of children, adults, and their families, in need.