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Opinion

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    Even though our visitors to the county may have been careful with their disposable items, the recent mowing of the roads in the county show we still have a long way to go in conquering general litter.

  • I apologize on behalf of myself and Guard Duty, Inc. for the mistake made in last week’s edition thanking our sponsors and contributors of this year’s Veterans Celebration, November 8.

    My apology is offered to Jessica and Michael Nation of Home Store Florist and Gifts. I mistakenly referred to them as Home Town Florists. Guard Duty appreciates their support by their donation for the day’s events.

     

    DJ Fee, Founder of Guard Duty, Inc.

    Taylorsville

     

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    During the month of September the first grade students at Taylorsville Elementary learned first hand about the different jobs in and around our community.  

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    I would like to thank everyone that made a donation to the Octoberfest or helped out in any way – especially Mike Fulkerson and Les for working the sound for us. They worked very hard both Friday and Saturday for the festival. 

  • I am writing this letter because I was appalled when I attended the POW/MIA Memorial Service September 19 in front of the Veterans Monument and Wall of Honor to find out from the maintenance worker that once again there is vandalism being done to this Memorial. He informed those in attendance that the names of soldiers that have served this great country are being ripped off and thrown in the street to be run over by cars or walked on by pedestrians. He has picked them up and placed them back on the Wall of Honor.

  • I want people to know that Kristen Edmondson Grubb has been unfairly treated by a Louisville television station. She was portrayed as a bad person, but Kristen is a loving mother, a great friend to many people and loved by all of her family.

    Felicia Simpson

    Elk Creek

     

  • The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association would like to thank all of those that helped us with the 9th annual Taylorsville Lake Clean Sweep on Sept 27. Thanks to everyone involved we were able to clean up approximately 60 yards of trash and had 272 volunteers that helped with efforts to help keep Taylorsville Lake the most beautiful lake in the region.   Along with several individuals, 9 Girl Scout Troops, 2 Cub Scout Packs and 1 youth group helped out with the clean up.

  • I have a few more questions about the place we love:

    Why was gas 13 cents cheaper in Shelbyville this morning than it was here?  (That’s 16 cents with a Wal-Mart gift card, folks!)

  • Thank you for your Matter of Opinion article this week!  It’s about time somebody called a spade a spade. 

    Sandy Clevenger has done nothing but stand up for our kids in this district! She always has “doing the right thing” at the top of list of things to do.  She researches when she needs an answer and doesn’t give in to peer pressure.  She isn’t looking for her name in the paper or for friends in high places.  She is here for all the right reasons. 

  • Guard Duty, a non-profit organization supporting our military and veterans, is proud to announce the sponsors and contributors of this year’s Guard Duty’s 2008 Veterans Day Celebration, November 8, Taylorsville.

    On behalf of Guard Duty and the veterans of Spencer County, we thank the following for their generous contributions:

  • Thanks to all the volunteers who made Spencer County and Taylorsville the best it could be over the past three weekends.

    Starting with the First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival; hundreds of people from all around the region, including international Ryder Cup guests, enjoyed a wonderful mix of fine Kentucky art, antiques, folk music and home town hospitality.  Nice work Main Street Committee!

  • In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States. The U.S. congress officially recognized October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in 2006. I just wanted to invite everyone to light a candle at 7 p.m. on October 15 and keep it burning for at least one hour in your local area in memory of all of our babies that were taken too soon.

  • Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on September 14.  Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life. As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.

  • Have you been following the actions of your Spencer County School Board lately? Well you should, because whether they are spending $300 or $300,000 in a lawsuit against fellow board member Sandy Clevenger, that’s your tax money they are using. Tax money to essentially deny you – and every other taxpayer in the county – the right to know how board members individually evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

  • September 13, 2008, was the Greater Louisville Walk for Juvenile Diabetes. I would like to personally thank all that participated in the walk. Spencer County was well represented with over 250 walkers. It is a great feeling that a community can come together for such a worthy cause! As of this date, the walk has generated over $815,000 for a cure! I’d also like to thank Hometown Pizza, Froman Drug, Country Mart, Dairy Queen, and On the Way Café for their support. Thank you also to the Spencer County elementary and  middle school dance teams for performing!

  • I have been having discussions with several Democrats lately and I am amazed at what I’ve been hearing.  Let me begin by saying that I was a registered Democrat for 25 years.  I have been a Republican for only 19 years. What happened? The Democrat party went too far to the left and it has continued the drift.

  • Are you scared yet by the financial crisis on Wall Street? Consider this, instead of being frightened by the turmoil, arm yourself with information – not from 30 second news bites either, but from reading everything you can in newspapers, on the Internet and by watching in-depth news programs.