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Opinion

  • I am writing to encourage you to vote for Scott Travis as your representative on the Board of Education in the November election.

    Having personally known Scott Travis for several years, I am of the opinion that he is the best candidate our district has in this race.

    Scott has kept his finger on the pulse of our school district through his service on the SCMS School-Based Decision Making Council and being an active participant at the monthly Board meetings.

  • As we look at our election on November 4, we see the news media trying to control the outcome.

    Most of us know we have a two-party system with a one-party news media.

    Not many years ago, I listened to this bunch of garbage they threw out until I realized they were the ones that were going to destroy our country.

    I ask you to look at Governor Sarah Palin. What a breath of fresh air she brought to McCain’s campaign. She shook the news media up so that they had to come up with something to beat her down.

  • If you are like me, you have watched with a sense of disgust and disbelief over the past few weeks as the results of the last 14 years of Republican greed, and short sightedness have come home to roost. You remember the “Republican Revolution of 1994” don’t you? 

  • When I vote next month, I’ll be pulling the lever for John McCain in the presidential race. I’m not completely sold that he’s the bastion of conservatism that I believe our nation is in dire need of, but my vote will be more of a tool of opposition against two forces that have combined to create a very real danger to the very heart of America.

  • The Spencer County Republican Party recenty held its annual Pig Roast and “a good time was had by all.”

    This year, we chose the Spencer County Fairgrounds for the location. This choice certainly added to the success of the event! Everyone who attended agreed that the fairgrounds was a perfect venue and made for easy preparation and access.

    On the day of our event the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association was also utilizing the fairgrounds for their trail ride.

  • We have waited several years for water on Akins Road. July 2008 was the magic time. All papers filed, signed and the digging began. We were so thankful.

    There was one of our city commissioners that checked, called, came and stayed very involved: Lynda Huckleberry. She was not to gain politically as we do not vote for city commissioners. Ms. Lynda was “just doing her job.”

    If I could vote, needless to say, yes, Ms. Lynda, you would have our vote on Akens Road.

    We wish to express our gratitude to the one who cares about Spencer County.

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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.