• LETTER: Vote Mann for Salt River Electric director

    My husband, Darwin Thomas, proudly represented Spencer County as Salt River Electric director for about 20 years.
    Last year when he became ill, Darwin put a lot of thought into who he considered a dependable leader to complete his term as director for the county. The person Darwin nominated was Garry Mann. His fellow SRE directors agreed and voted to appoint Garry to the position to complete Darwin’s term.

  • LETTER: Don’t be concerned with earthly inheritance

    I have heard many people say, “I will never inherit anything, because all my people are poor.” The way I look at this, it makes no difference what we have on earth, we can still be very rich and inherit much more than what is on Earth.
    It is very simple to do. Accept Jesus Christ as your savior and become a child of God. At the time you accept Jesus, God adopts you into his family and we become the children of God and become brothers and sisters to Jesus Christ.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Chief Lewis, Class D felon program

    It is with great appreciation that I thank Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis for his initiating and completing two large cleanup projects for Spencer County Public Schools. The first was the ditch line at Taylorsville Elementary School across from the public library. The second area is the hillside at Hillview Academy.

  • LETTER: Granddaughter spreads smiles to Signature residents

    This past week I accompanied my granddaughter, Maddie, a senior at Spencer County High School, to Signature HealthCare in Taylorsville. A school project encouraged her to make this visit.
    While there, Maddie shared her sweet smile, love, concern and best wishes by giving a carnation and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day note to each resident. She was welcomed with much love from each one she visited.

  • LETTER: A demand for safer schools

    Once again, I am penning a letter in hopes the Spencer County superintendent and the school board get their heads out of the sand and find the protection of our children at our learning institutions a number-one priority. My previous letter of January this year stated my concerns and specific incidents, which are roughly three months old, and nothing has changed in this time. Haggling the bids for security, evidently an unproductive process as well.

  • LETTER: What is he thinking?

    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer never seems to think things out and never has a plan to finish what he starts. From the time he has come into office, he has shot from the hip while blindfolded. He has made so many irresponsible decisions it would be hard to list them all here. He seldom includes the Fiscal Court in his actions and then they have to clean up his mess at the next Fiscal Court meeting. When he first took office, he tried to fire Steve Clark in a seemingly vindictive action and Fiscal Court overturned that action.

  • LETTER: Efforts to protect rights should be applauded

    This past Wednesday, I was reading the article “Shooting Straight,” in the Feb. 20 edition, when I came across the following line by Ruth Hollan – “What gives our sheriff the authority to buck the federal government?”
    At that point I had to stop and did not know if I should laugh at Hollan’s statement or to feel sorry for her. Perhaps the “what” she is searching for could come from the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Printz vs. US, in 1997. In the ruling Judge Scalia’s summary stated the following:

  • LETTER: Do you love money more than God?

  • LETTER: Reader would welcome decision to stop using coal ash

    Thank you for printing the letter to the editor entitled, “Coal ash isn’t best option,” in your Feb. 6 edition.
    I agree with Dave Barnes concerning the problems with using coal ash on our streets.
    The county does a great job with snow removal and brine applications and I’m very happy with those efforts. The decision to stop using coal ash would be most welcomed.
    Roger McGee

  • LETTER: Slow down on Elk Creek Road

    I have recently moved to Spencer County in the Elk Creek Road area. Since moving in, my husband and I have noticed that there seems to be some issues with people speeding. The speed limit is 45 mph, but from the stop light in Elk Creek to the church on Elk Creek Road, there are some who feel the need to go faster.
    This is increased on the weekends because neighbors and myself believe drivers think law enforcement may be more lax than on the busier street.