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Opinion

  • The posted speed limit on the school grounds is 10 mph; yet, everyday that I drop my 8th grader off in the morning, I find reckless drivers failing to obey the law. Would it be too much to ask our tax-payer funded education personnel and education personnel and Taylorsville officers to monitor, and enforce, the law so that our most precious resources (our Spencer county students) remain safe?

  • Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 2 is the General Election – a day when Kentuckians will be selecting a new U.S. Senator, our members of the U.S. House of Representatives plus many state legislators and local officials.

    Members of Spencer County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • We at All Saints Catholic Church are asking the general public to use only our gravel parking lot, at the site of the former city park, on the evening of “Trick or Treat on Main Street,” if parking is necessary.

    Our members will need the paved parking lot to be able to attend our worship service (Mass) scheduled for 5 p.m., which will be followed by another parish event.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

     

  • I am writing to commend to the attention of District 5 Sandy Clevenger’s candidacy for its representative on the Spencer County Board of Education.

    I have come to know Sandy very well both as a friend and colleague. Though Sandy does not officially represent my district on the Board, she indeed represents all citizens of Spencer County – children, parents, teachers, and administration. She has been accused of having an agenda and being bitter toward the school system.

  • David Eaton, democratic candidate for state senate, received an endorsement from the Kentucky Political Action Committee.

    Shown at left are Judy McClain (right), KEPAC member, presenting a check for $1,000 as a campaign contribution from KEPAC to Eaton.

    Based on candidate interviews, KEPAC (the political action arm of KEA) believes that David Eaton is dedicated to education in Kentucky and will work towards improving our existing system for the betterment of the students and teachers in Spencer, Shelby, and Bullitt counties.

  • Spencer County Elementary School would like to take this opportunity to invite the entire community to our annual Fall Festival this Friday, October 29th. It is a night filled with dinner, games, activities, and an auction. This event is not just for kids from our school, but all children in the community. It is an event for families to enjoy time with each other.

    Take the night off from the kitchen and let us cook for you! Value Market will be providing dinner options. You can choose from a ribeye sandwich, hamburger, or hot dog basket.

  • I have lived in Spencer County my whole life – by choice, and, up until now I am proud of our community and felt safe. Lately, I feel that our community is “under attack.”

    If I was exploring a community with the idea of re-locating, I would certainly be deterred by huge signs depicting the community as one led by “crooks, thieves, and thugs.” If I was new to this community, I would wonder what kind of ills I had exposed my family to.

  • In a family, there are ties that outside forces cannot break. This closeness must be developed and accepted as a special gift. Once we accept each other and let a normal growth take place, our relationships will become stronger as the years go by.

    A community of friends helps each of us to look outside of self. We learn from each other, we play together, we worship the Lord together, we watch a maturity of living and let life take place without even trying. Friends and neighbors are gifts you can’t buy.

  • A common complaint heard in grocery lines, and even at church, these days is about all the political commercials. They are unavoidable. Each side pitching their answer to all that ails on TV, radio and, of course, in newspaper. After a while, voters just tune it out.

  • I would like to submit this letter on behalf of Darby Smith for District Court Judge, Division II, for the 53rd Judicial District.

  • I am a registered Spencer County republican and I wanted to write to you about the importance of the election this November.

    Our country and state governments have become more political and more polarized than I can remember. Both parties are so consumed with power and politics, that they have forgotten they are there to work on behalf of all citizens. It is time we as citizens say, “enough.”

    The only way to do that, is to vote for the person, not the party.

  • Nov. 2 we go to the polls to elect our leaders for the next four years. This is the time to lay friendship aside and elect public servants for a change. Now let’s take a look at what we have. We have a sheriff with seven deputies and a tax collector on the payroll. We have a clerk with six deputies on the payroll. I know they claim they pay this out of their fees, but who pays their fees? It’s the taxpayer and all excess fees go to the county treasury. We have an administration who gave us the biggest tax raise in the history of Spencer County.

  • The political season is in full swing. From the left and the right, from Republicans and Democrats, from conservatives and liberals, everyone is clamoring for your vote.

    The signs are up along the roadway, the radio is full of interviews and debates, and on TV last night I saw the attack ads in all their ugly glory!

    Have you noticed that every politician promises to make your life better?

  • Over the past four years the direction of our city has been changed forever. Problems that have been ignored for decades are now being tackled by Mayor Pay and the current City Commission.

    Mayor Pay is leading the way in rebuilding our city street by street. I believe these streetscape and infrastructure projects will play a big part in our future economic development and tourism opportunities in addition to increasing our quality of life and property values. My hope is Taylorsville continues to be rebuilt and improved and Mayor Pay is committed to doing just that.

  • I just want the community of Taylorsville to know what wonderful fire departments we have. My family experienced a fire in our barn and older house last week. I’m not sure what departments were here besides Elk Creek but they worked tirelessly and were on the scene within minutes. You really don’t know how much to appreciate them until its your home or property.

  • We would like to thank all the candidates and citizens that attended the Candidates Night/Spaghetti Supper for the Ladies Auxiliary on Oct.7th. We had over 40 candidates and more than 70 citizens attend making this one of our most successful fundraisers for our veterans.

    Dianne Stamper-Sheeley

    Ladies Auxiliary Secretary

     

  • The election is less than two weeks from now and the people of Spencer County will cast their important vote for the future direction of the city and county. Their vote will be a decision on which way we want to proceed. Our county will be challenged by the changes that are happening all around us. I ask myself, do we want to continue along the same direction or do we want to inject some new ideas and energy into our local government?