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Today's Opinions

  • Tipton readies for legislative session

    It is hard to believe that the year 2016 is coming to end. With the New Year comes the next session of the Kentucky General Assembly which begins on January 3.

    This year’s session will have 30 legislative days and must be completed by March 31, 2017. There will be many new faces in the legislature with 28 new members in the House of Representatives and two new members in the State Senate.

  • Making Christmas about more

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s what the song says. It’s the message on holiday greeting cards, sappy commercials and is the overriding theme of Christmas specials and movies that seem to have been playing on a loop since before we even finished carving up the Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Fiscal court must loosen the gridlock

    Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting was eventful to say the least. The court cut the Sheriff’s payroll budget, moved ahead with remediation plans in order to have the mold issue in the Sheriff’s Office resolved, and they also approved the payroll budget for the County Clerk.

    They split on some issues, and remained deadlocked on others. But whether you agree or disagree with Monday’s actions, issues that have mired the court in gridlock for many months are beginning to be resolved.

  • Hometown Holidays

    Famed American artist Norman Rockwell documented the charm of community with many of his famous paintings that captured simple times and made them memorable.

    Saturday night’s Christmas on Main Street event in downtown Taylorsville would have provided Rockwell an endless number of scenes that he could have turned into a year’s supply of magazine covers.

  • From our readers - Thanks for helping with Veterans’ Day Celebration

    The Spencer County Veteran Honor Service for 2016 was held on November 5 at the Veteran Memorial on Main Street in Taylorsville. Based on all comments received, the honor service was a great success.

  • Russia did not hack election

    Did Russia hack the election?

    That seemed to be the theme surrounding much of the news over the past few days as journalists, pundits and partisan voices suggest that Trump was aided by Russian allies during his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom he defeated in last month’s election.

    But if Russia intervened, how did they do it?

  • A trustworthy media

    In the time of the year when elections come to an end and average citizens suddenly grow tired of the bickering and vulgarization of discourse, a new idea comes along that undermines partisan provocateurs bent on belittling and maligning their opposition. The idea is that civilization flourishes when public discourse is accompanied by respect and charity—both sorely lacking in the aftermath of a divisive election.

  • From our readers - Helping Gatlinburg

    The majestic mountains of Gatlinburg, TN are a sight that many people from Kentucky and around the nation know well.

    However, about a week ago tragedy struck, and now it is the spirit of service that we are called to help our neighbors.

    I just returned from National 4-H Congress, and while I was there, I learned a very important lesson:  Serving others isn’t about you; it is about those who need the help.