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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Christian rally at capitol a 'refreshing' day

    There were standing-room-only crowds in the House and Senate chambers Tuesday as various Christian legislators spoke up about their faith in Jesus and how this faith effects their decisions.
    Then there was a gathering in the rotunda where several ministers spoke and the songs “Amazing Grace” and “God Bless America” were sung. The weather was absolutely beautiful – our first “spring” day.

  • LETTER: Farm tag donations help support FFA

    As we get closer to April, it’s that time of year when many of us are renewing our farm license tags.   
    As many of you may not know,  individuals purchasing farm license plates in Kentucky may make a $10 donation to the state 4-H and FFA youth programs through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. This donation is split evenly between Kentucky Proud, 4-H and FFA.
    Of the FFA portion, 50 percent stays with the State FFA Foundation and 50 percent goes to the local FFA chapter.

  • COLUMN: God won recent evolution debate

    Last week’s Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate over the viability of Creationism probably did not change any minds, but it may have opened some. For decades, the secularists have pushed the narrative that science and faith are like oil and water.

  • LETTER: No kudos to mayor, commission

    In regard to complaints made by the public about not being provided inside accommodations during executive sessions of the City of Taylorsville’s public meetings, there were several statements made by Mayor Don Pay, City Clerk Steve Biven and City Attorney Dudley Dale that were far from the truth.
    In the Feb. 13 Magnet article “AG says local government shouldn’t kick public to the curb,” Pay stated, “In eight years of being mayor, this has never come up.”

  • LETTER: Coal ash dangerous to environment; brine, plows sufficient in snow

    My name is Dave Barnes and I have called and went before the board and complained. Our county officials don’t want to hear it.
    Go online and you will find mountains of information on coal ash and you will see the bad far outweighs the good. The state does not use it. The federal government does not want to label it hazardous material, because they would then be responsible for billions in cleanup and health issues.

  • LETTER: Portrayal of Judge Myles inaccurate

    We read with great interest the opinion piece in last week’s paper regarding Family Court Judge John David Myles. The portrayal of Judge Myles could not be further from our experience with him and his Court.
    Judge Myles was always prepared, professional and fair to all who appeared before him. He is a passionate advocate for children, education and families. Add to that a loyal friend, devoted husband and hard worker.

  • LETTER: Family Court Judge Myles doesn't deserve re-election

    The day is finally here. Ever since Judge John David Myles was first elected to take the bench of the Family Court Division of the 53rd Judicial Circuit in November 2006, I have waited to write this letter. He has recently announced he will seek a second term in the next election.

  • LETTER: Coal ash cinders not safe alternative to road salt

    I am writing in response to the article about winter road-clearing operations. Spencer County uses cinders, a form of coal ash. Coal ash is the waste that is left after coal is combusted.
    Now, this letter is not an attack on coal. I am just providing the facts about what is left after you burn coal. Coal ash typically contains heavy metals including arsenic, barium, lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and selenium, to list a few. If inhaled, these toxins can cause cancer, respiratory distress and other health issues.