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Opinion

  • I have a big problem and I need help. My floodwall tax is listed for 134 West Main St. When I bought the house 30 years ago, it was to be 136 West Main St. My city taxes are for 128 West Main St.

    Now I get a garbage bill for four units and I only have one unit in use at this time because I am remodeling the house to try and meet the codes (which as you know change a lot).

    I have talked to the people in charge for years. So, I’m asking you and the good citizens of Taylorsville to help me get some justice.

    Eugene Goodlett

    Taylorsville

  • There was a time in this country when a person voted for the one perceived to be the best one for the job. This eventually meant voting for the lesser of the evils. Now, it seems to have evolved even farther. They are all on fairly equal footing.

    It doesn’t matter whether it is on a local or national level. It’s tell the people what they want to hear when you’re running for office, then, once you’re elected, cater to the lobbyists rather than those who put you in office to begin with.

  • I’d like to thank all the wonderful folks who attended our annual Democratic Bean Supper this past weekend. We had a great time of food, live music and fellowship. There are far too many names to list of folks who came together and donated for this event. It was a huge success!

    I’d also like to thank Kimberly Greenwell, Democratic state representative candidate for the 33rd district, for coming to speak about a wonderful new program called Emerge Kentucky.

  • This is the 25th year for the Tree of Life at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Bloomfield. This will also be the last performance for this beautiful  tree in Bloomfield as the tree (as I understand it) will be given to a church in Taylorsville starting next year.

    The theme this year is “For 25 years, Jesus Alone Be Praised”. The only way to get tickets is to send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with $1 for each ticket. Checks can be made to Tree of Life and mailed to P.O. Box 323, Bloomfield, Ky. 40008.

  • I wanted to make sure everyone knows what a jewel we have in Kim King, the candidate for state representative of our district. As a lifelong farmer, I have historically not been very involved in politics, but we can’t sit back and ignore the political process any longer. There is too much at stake.

  • As we fast approach Election Day, it is almost certain that you can expect a last push for your vote in the coming week. Even before now, the advertising has overwhelmed the public with campaign signs on every corner and commercials on the radio and television. And as we draw nearer to the final day in which the last person standing will be the one with the most votes, desperation and mud-slinging has kicked into high-gear as candidates use toxic arsenal to boost their appeal.

  • 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.