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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • EDITORIAL: Kudos to mayor, commissioners

    We must give credit where credit is due. We want to thank Mayor Don Pay and the Taylorsville City Commission for doing right by residents and other interested parties who attended the special meeting Thursday night, Feb. 6,

  • EDITORIAL: City Commission should follow Attorney General's directive

    On Jan. 23, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway determined that the Taylorsville City Commission recently was in violation of the state’s Open Meetings law “by failing to make adequate provision for the convenience of the public during a closed session.”
    The decision was the result of a complaint filed by resident Lawrence Trageser, who petitioned the commission after it’s Dec. 3 meeting to change the way it runs legal closed sessions of its public meetings.