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Opinion

  • The petition for the wet or dry vote that is portrayed by its founders to be so good for everyone is already proving to be costly. It is dividing the county, and if they get enough signatures, it’s going to cost us, the taxpayers, at least $20,000.

    The best way to stop this and save the county money we don’t have is don’t sign this petition to begin with.

  • The Kentucky Gourd Society would like to thank the community for supporting the KY Gourd Art Show. This year marked out 15th year here in Taylorsville.

    The KGS Board consists of dedicated people from across the state of Kentucky. They promote the growing and crafting of gourds.

    Although they prepare for the show all year, so does the community.

    We would like to thank those that get the downtown ready for the visitors that come for that weekend.

  • On May 14, 1988, there was a bus crash in Carroll County, Kentucky caused by a man who had left a bar drinking alcohol. He was going the wrong way on 1-71 and ran into a bus carrying sixty-seven passengers. Twenty-seven of them died, and thirty-four injured, mostly children. Every year we have thousands of people killed on the highways caused by alcohol. Do we want these bars in our county where people sit and drink?

  • I am a minister ready to be the first minister in the area to speak for the possible wet/dry vote for the county. 

    I too have strong morals and values deeply rooted in my Christian faith and beliefs along with the ministers who have spoken against the possible future vote.

    The letters and articles I have read against the issue seem to say that those who are for it and/or those who drink do not have the same standards as those who choose not to drink alcohol. 

  • A month ago, I received the most precious gift anyone could possibly receive – a lung transplant. Money could not have bought this, only the generosity of a donor who wanted their life to mean something even after their death by saving other lives.

    Until I needed a transplant, I never knew how important it was to become a donor – or how easy it was – just sign the back of your driver’s license.

  • Fellow citizens, this is your last chance to influence the Hwy 55 Salt River Bridge Project and Hwy 44 Realignment Project.  I am sending two letters to the state highway department that outline what many in the community would like to see included with these projects.  You may or may not agree with everything but either way, you should let them know what you think.  If we do not ask for these additions they will not include them.

  • Why is David Jenkins grinning on the front page about his new taxes’ averting a deficit?  I have a deficit for the second straight year--partly from medical bills, but partly from the three new local taxes.

    Why hasn’t the Taylorsville floodwall been a “stimulus bill” priority like the new Louisville bus wash?  People accused Bush of being at fault when New Orleans flooded, but this decision-making will really make Obama at fault when Taylorsville floods.

  • Another Memorial Day has come and gone.

    It took a while, but gas grills throughout America are finally cooling down after searing all those burgers and hotdogs. Most of the lawn chairs have been put back in the garage, but someone forgot to take down their volleyball net a few streets away. It stands in the back yard as monument to the fun that was had by all.

  • After a weekend of cookouts, picnics, reunions and hopefully taking time to remember the sacrifices of those who made it all possible, Americans have just completed another page in the scrapbook of their family history.

    The family is the bedrock of life but it’s a unit that is often under-appreciated, and maybe now more than ever, under attack. Under attack by big government, a popular culture addicted to self-gratification and forces that seek out to erode that institution rather than strengthen it.

  • I would like to thank Bob and Dairy Queen for being a corporate sponsor for our first Bat-A-Thon fundraiser for our youth baseball association. Although the participation and interest was not what we had hoped, it was still a huge success.

    The board members and volunteers learned alot from this initial event and hope to improve on it in the years to come.

  • In light of the current alcohol petition, it is time for those in Spencer County to count the cost. We must ask ourselves what is more important – a few more businesses and jobs or possibly the lives of our community’s people? Becoming a wet county may open the door for more economic stimulus but that means nothing for those who could lose their lives as a result of the freedom to buy, sell, and drink alcohol.

  • I am President of Zimmer Chrysler Jeep in Florence and currently serving as Chairman of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. It is with disbelief that I find myself writing this editorial today but last week our dealership was told by Chrysler that they were terminating our franchise. I have been working at our family owned dealership Zimmer Chrysler since 1984, and our family has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1929.

  • As a Spencer County resident who has two young children in Spencer County Schools,  I would like to suggest that a story be written and published in regards to the young athletes that contribute so much to the high school’s athletic programs. 

    SCHS sports programs are so often made up of several younger middle school-aged athletes that work really hard to contribute to varsity and JV, yet they never get much recognition for their achievements or their hard work!

  • Have you ever stood beside the casket of a friend who was killed as a result of an alcohol related accident?     I have.

    Have you ever had someone share with you that they were an alcoholic and all the struggles and temptations that they faced on a daily basis, especially when people chose to drink around them? I have.

    Have you ever sat down with a young wife and mother as she poured out her heart that her husband’s drinking was destroying their marriage and harming their children?    I have.

  • Over the years, one of the worst things I’ve had to do was to lay off an employee. I have had to do that four different times and I very well know what a low and devastating feeling it is as an employee and as an employer.

    As an employer, it was my responsibility to find and provide the work and I was not able to do that. I let a lot of people down, including myself.

    I believe that every willing and able person in this country has the right and the responsibility and should have an opportunity to have work or a job.

  • On behalf of the Title I office, I would like to invite parents to join us during the PTA meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the TES media center to review the Parent Involvement Policy. Please RSVP to DeVona Hickerson, Title I Coordinator to let her know if you plan to attend at 502-477-6585. Thank you.

    Devona Hickerson

    Taylorsville

     

  • Brownie Troop 1885 would like to thank the sheriff’s department and EMS for letting us come and showing us how they protect us and help us when we are hurt.

    Emily Sibert, Karlie Acker, Pandora Booth, Madison Goodlet, Elisabeth Huckleberry, Isabella Goodlett, Kaylee Waldridge, Hannah Greadry and Kelsey Lear

    of Brownie Troop 1885, Taylorsville

     

  • I am a mother with a broken heart. My only child (a son), whom I adored, became a victim of alcohol abuse at the age of 36 when he took his own life.

    Bryan was a bright, intelligent boy, was a talented artist, his heart was filled with love and compassion and he had a wonderful sense of humor. Bryan was raised in church, he made a profession of faith at the age of seven and he attended the church’s Awana club where he achieved earning a Timothy trophy. What a bright, wonderful future this miracle from God had before him.