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Today's Opinions

  • From our readers - Charter schools may put local schools at risk

    On March 15th, Kentucky legislators voted in favor of charter schools being allowed to infiltrate our state. We could start seeing charter schools being built as early as the next school year.

    Do not be misled or fooled. This was not just a bill for Louisville and Lexington. Rural areas such as Spencer County are at risk of having these schools invade our county.

  • The great Trump divide

    The great divide in America was on full display in Louisville Monday night as President Donald J. Trump held a rally at Freedom Hall that drew a packed house of over 20,000.

    The event also drew large crowds of protesters who set up their protest lines nearby with signs and posters as they planned an inhospitable welcome to both the President and those who support him.

  • Focusing on education

    Each of us had a school teacher who we still remember today. That teacher may have spent extra time helping us hone a skill we needed a little more time to learn. Or maybe he or she was a listening ear when we couldn’t find one anywhere else.

  • Empowering state’s teachers

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.

  • “Tim Tebow Bill” passes House

    On March 7, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 58, informally dubbed the ‘Tim Tebow’ bill. If signed into law, House Bill 58 would allow homeschool students to participate in public school extracurricular activities for the school in their respective district.

  • From our readers - Viewpoints on issues facing Spencer County

    This is a copy of a message I sent to Judge Riley and all of the Spencer County magistrates who have public email addresses.  (Squire Rogers has no email address available.  Do you, my fellow citizens, agree or disagree?  

    Either way, let your voices be heard by contacting your magistrates or judge, or by attending a fiscal court meeting.

    Here is my opinion on various issues facing the county:

  • From our readers - Animal Shelter is not poorly run

    As director of the Spencer County Animal Shelter in Taylorsville, I would like to emphasize that the shelter report that aired on WAVE 3 last week was not to show that we have a poorly run shelter: indeed, it was quite the opposite and probably the reason there wasn’t more coverage about our shelter. Being listed as one of the neediest shelters in Kentucky means just that: we NEED more to run a shelter that adheres more closely to state shelter regulations. If you watched closely, our shelter looked better than any other shelter in the news segment.
     

  • March Madness is here!

    Despite the snow flurries and the brief return to winter weather, this is a great week in Kentucky. It’s March Madness and this special time of the year offers a brief respite from all the political talk and hate and debate that seems to dominate the airwaves and social media these days.