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Opinion

  • 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.

  • On behalf of Spencer County Farm Bureau and its membership, we would like to commend Judge Executive David Jenkins and Fiscal Court for appropriating the necessary funds to keep our dead livestock program going. We recognize and appreciate the fact that with all bodies of government strapped fiscally; this was no easy are task.

  • April 25, 2009 was our first annual “Carnival for a Cure” downtown Taylorsville. I would like to thank everyone who made this event a huge sucess. All proceeds made that day benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

     First I’d like to thank the carnival committee, especially Greg and Kathy Smith, Angela Beard, Diana and Brian Viergutz, Linda and Eric Fernandez, Martha Smith, Jennifer Goodlett, Gina and Joe McGinnis, Leanna Nation and Joyce Tindall.

  • Words are very powerful tools used by people to motivate or manipulate others. For months now, the word socialism has been used liberally (pun intended) to describe the actions of Barack Obama during his first 100-plus days as president of our country.

  • When something like this Wet/Dry issue comes up, I often hear that we should begin weighing the pros and cons of the matter but today I want to give you a different perspective on the idea of pros and cons.  First off a cons point of view that has come to my mind is the golf course problem, do you really want some people getting tipsy as they hit a ball around the golf course.  I mean is a slurred scream of fore really enough warning to realize you’re in the line of fire from someone swinging  a deadly nine iron with a wobbly sense of direction?  Can you imagine th

  • I just want to give my opinion of the Spencer County Sheriff’s department. I live out in the county and it is so hard to get anyone to come out here and do anything. You can call them and report a problem and they just let it blow by. I do not understand why this is happening. Are they that shorthanded that they can not cover the whole county like they are paid to do? 

  • I located here thirteen years ago from a wet county. Liquor stores are prominent. Beer and wine are now being sold in some grocery stores, restaurants, drugstores and convenient marts.

    I am now hearing the same promotional message that I heard at our town’s council meetings, “we need the money”. It was all about the money regardless of what it will do to some people morally.

  • I am for Spencer County going wet. If they ever get the lodge at the lake going it will be dependant on alcohol-by-the-drink. The golf course would do much better if it were wet. If the non-drinkers think there is very little alcohol consumed in Spencer County, they would be surprised to know the reality of it. Many that enjoy a drink at home stock up on what they like. The others make small purchases and then when they run out, drive drunk to buy more and drink on the way home.

  • I have been looking on the road. Have you? There are beer cans.

    I am 10 years old and I don’t like seeing beer cans everywhere. It doesn’t look good at all. Do know when I get older the earth is going to be a bad place.

    Also, people that drink have bad wrecks. You can die and have bad diseases.

    I know it is hard for some people to stop, but buy something other than beer.

  • “Attention all units, you are reporting to the scene of an active school shooting.”

    With those words, I could feel my pulse begin to race. I watched silently as a parent’s worst nightmare began to unfold. Two teenage students barely looked my way as they ran past. Their faces pale. Their eyes wide with fear.

    “They shot my friend,” cried one student as she craddled another laying in a dark pool of liquid. In the distance, shots rang out – and for a second, I think my heart actually stopped.

  • I have a problem with people who drink and think it is okay to get behind the wheel and take everyone’s life into their own hands.   I also have a problem with those who consume alcohol and then get violent with their family and friends.  These actions are not okay with me.