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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: A month of thanks, appreciation

    I recall, as a little girl, frequently opening my closet door to pull out toys or clothes — as little girls do — and getting sidetracked by a large, heavy hunk of metal laying flat in my closet floor.
    The hunk of metal was inscribed with my grandfather’s name, date of birth and death, and years of service in the United States Armed Forces.
    He was not killed in action, but, as a veteran of World War I, he died before I was born. Before my parents were married, I believe.

  • COLUMN: Handle your waste, trash responsibly

    When you think you have heard it all, something new or different surfaces to rock the boat.
    This being near the end of the year, we are now in the middle of deer hunting season. I got a call about an issue in a remote area of our county where hunters were taking what they wanted from their kill, and leaving the remainder to rot on the edge of the roadway.
    I see roadkill almost daily on our main roads, but for someone to leave a carcass on the edge of a road after stripping what they wanted to harvest is really stepping over the line.

  • LETTER: Our county government in action

    In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” the warden said, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” I think that our Fiscal Court judge is guilty of just that. The magistrates are in the dark as to what the judge is doing concerning Spencer County’s affairs. At some point, this had to come to a head as all infections do.

  • LETTER: Guard Duty founder says thanks for making this year’s honor ceremony a success

    Guard Duty, a local veteran and military support organization, wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the success of this year’s Veterans Honor Ceremonies that took place on Nov. 3.
    Guard Duty takes great joy in honoring the men and women who served in our United States Armed Forces defending our freedom and liberties. It is because of their sense of duty to our country that we have the freedom of press, the freedom of speech, religion, of assembly, the right to bear arms, and so much more that we often take for granted.

  • COLUMN: Yearly opportunities to help our neighbors

    As we approach Thanksgiving, I for one have plenty for which to be thankful and I hope that all of you do, too.
    But the truth of the matter is that there are plenty of our neighbors that could use a hand up this year.
    Luckily for them, there are plenty of opportunities to give and make someone else’s holiday season a little brighter.
    I wrote a column similar to this one last year, but decided to do so again because this year’s needs are no less than last year’s. In fact, they may be greater.

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  • LETTER: No regrets now

    In the past several years since I retired from the Taylorsville Police Department, I have at times regretted that I left after only 20 years with them. It is my belief that as we walk this life we only have a certain amount of minutes to do what we were put here to accomplish. So I must ask: “why look back, and why walk those minutes with regrets?”

  • EDITORIAL: Think your vote doesn't count? Think again

    We hear it all the time in Kentucky, especially during presidential election years — “Why should I vote? My vote doesn’t count anyway.”
    And we certainly understand the frustration and the sentiment. During presidential primaries, before Kentuckians even have a chance to have their say, the candidates are selected through the number of elections held in other states prior to ours in May.

  • LETTER: Two perspectives on the presidential election

    I’m 46 years old and I have never been more disheartened or discouraged by an election than I was last week. Just typing that produces a bit of guilt however, as I’m reminded that as Christians, our hope is in Christ and we can’t let the affairs of this world distract us to the point of depression. So I’m struggling.