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Opinion

  • We have had a swimming pool for about eight years. Every year, I have driven to a pool company many miles away.

    When I read that Taylorsville had a new pool company, I thought, “Great. Right down the road, close to home and we can keep our money in the area.”

    Two weeks before Derby Day, I went to Taylorsville Pool and talked with Jim Kannapel, the owner.

    We talked for about a half hour about various new products and such.

  • It was an honor to be a part of “Relay for Life” this past weekend at Spencer County High School.  To see the level of community support and commitment for this event was inspiring. 

    Cancer affects all of us; whether you are a cancer survivor, or it has touched a friend, loved one, or a family member.  It was also great fun judging the cooking contest and merchant window displays as Relay for Life painted our town purple last week. 

  • Tanglewood Golf Course on June 4 and 5 was the site of a great outpouring of community support for Spencer County Habitat for Humanity. 

    On those 2 days, 102 golfers participated in the 5th Annual Spencer County HFH Golf Scramble.  Mother Nature cooperated for the most part, the golf course was in great shape, numerous volunteers watched for the golfers to make a hole-in-one and the golfers generously donated to Spencer County Habitat by buying “Skirts”, “Mulligans” and door prize tickets.

  • Robin Bass got it right in an editorial several weeks back about the need for a traffic light at the intersection of KY 55(155) and KY 1169. 

    The story on the latest pile-up contained only one shocking item – nobody has requested that the state cough up $80,000 to save lives and install the light!

    Several official groups should be raising Cain and a few other dead people over this:

  • On behalf of the Kentucky Gourd Society, we would like to say “Thank  You” for all the support that everyone gives the Kentucky Gourd Art  Show.

    Main Street was inviting and friendly looking for our visitors as they made their journey through town to the show.

    They always speak of the hospitality they feel as they  visit  Spencer County. What a great thing to hear about your hometown!

    To everyone that played a part in the festivities that  weekend, kudos to you. Keep up the gourd work.

  • I’m sure I speak for the hundreds and hundreds of people in Spencer County that utilize the services that the Elk Creek Animal Hospital provides.

  • On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District, I would like to thank everyone that supported this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.  Special thanks to Assistant Chief Richard Morris for overseeing our crusade efforts this year and also TSCFD Explorer Post 981 for all of their hard work.  Each firefighter took time out of their busy schedule to give to this worth while cause.

    Our community once again showed its support for special needs children by donating $27,657.76.  Thank You!

    Nathan B. Nation

  • This is a note of heart-felt gratitude to those responsible for our county being wet (Bear with me, I’m trying to look at this in a positive way). 

    I am glad to see some progress in our little county in the last seven months since you voted in alcohol sales.  I have noticed that you were right … new businesses have moved here. 

  • After the long, bitter, cold winter we experienced in Kentucky, I have found comfort – for once in my life – with the arrival of 90 degree weather. With it came the  arrival of Memorial Day – generally recognized as the beginning of summer.

  • I appeal to all Spencer Countians, please do not let any events of the past year affect your giving to our Crusade for Children.

    Our fire departments fear some backlash, but will be out there giving it their effort. Please join their effort with a donation to this wonderful cause. Don’t wait to be called on. Send them a check or deliver them a donation and try to make their effort a little easier.

    Remember, this is still one of the premier charitable efforts in all of these United States and it needs you to stay that way.

  • I would like to thank everyone for the support they gave me in my run for Magistrate District 4. It was a close race. Thanks for all the voters that came out.

    Frankie Owen

    Campbranch

     

  • I want to thank all the numerous people who helped me with my campaign to be Spencer County judge-executive.  There are too many names to list, but many of you made phone calls on my behalf, talked to your friends and family, put my campaign signs in your yard,  and several even went door-to-door to help get out the vote for me.  I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and support.   

  • The May 2010 primary is over.  All the candidates did their best to get the votes they did.  I know I did and I thank those good people who gave me their vote.  These next months must be a time for healing within our community as we move forward to the fall elections.  Let’s get behind the candidates and vote our consciences for the best government leadership we need and deserve.

  • I want to take this opportunity to thank the Spencer County Republican voters for taking an interest in the important primary election process to determine the best candidates to represent the Republican Party in the general elections in November.

  • The Spencer County Lions Club would like to thank everyone who donated to the Lions Club. Special thanks to the ones that played the music, our church family and to everyone who supported our effort in anyway. It really turned out well.

    Lula Maddox

    Spencer County Lions Club

     

  • A failed economic stimulus, a massive health care bill, never-ending government bailouts – the liberal Democrats who control Washington keep spending your money, and they’re out of control. Recent events across the Atlantic have given us a glimpse at one possible future if our country continues down its current course.

  • Just a slight correction to the “letter to the editor” from Linda Greewell regarding Bill Karrer.

    I was the LG&E representive on the massive petition project to provide LG&E Natural Gas to Taylorsville/Spencer County.

  • The Economic Development Authority, Inc. of Spencer County is a great asset to our community. Annette King, the executive director, has her finger on the pulse of this community. Her wisdom and patience helped me attain my dream of opening a business in Taylorsville.

    Bruce Deigl

    Owner of Taylorsville Machining

     

  • The events that lead to the decision by the General Assembly to pass Senate Bill 88 were regrettable and Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) has taken full responsibility for those relating to our association. More importantly, the board of directors of KACo took steps well in advance of that legislation that put us in compliance with most of its provision even before it was passed.