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Today's Opinions

  • Nothing like a good book

    What’s the best $2 you’ve spent recently?
    For me, it was picking up a copy of an old classic book at The Red Scooter about a month ago. I’d gone to talk to the owner about a story, and browsed a bit while waiting for her to finish with a customer. An old book caught my eye because of a familiar title – “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.”

  • Pride and taxes

    Pride goes before a fall. We see that Biblical truth played out in front of us day after day and the consequences can be painful. Unfortunately, it’s also a non-partisan truth.
    The left can be so prideful in their ‘tolerance’ that they expose themselves as the most intolerant folks in the room. Likewise, the right can be so prideful in the frugal ways that they abandon sound financial management.

  • Media must rediscover truth

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
        The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

  • Concert brings life to Main St.

    It was kind of tough to get around in downtown Taylorsville Saturday night. Main Street was packed with people, and we’re not talking about just the sidewalks. The street itself was shut down, blocked by a huge stage where Spencer County native JD Shelburne returned home to launch a new CD.
    It’s nice to see events that bring people together, especially in the heart of a community. Folks came with lawn chairs, lined them up in a mostly orderly fashion and one couldn’t help but notice that just about everyone had a smile on their face.

  • Preserving our history - all of it

    By the time you finish reading this sentence, it will be history. History is like that – it happens just as quickly as the present becomes the past.
    History is an important indicator of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going. That’s why it’s vital that we study history, preserve history and appreciate history. But we must resist the temptation to get stuck in history.

  • Weeding out fake news

    People who enjoy a good, productive garden, must invest a considerable amount of time and energy weeding out the bad and keeping the good. Left unattended, weeds can quickly overtake a garden in little time, not only hiding the good stuff, but choking it off and robbing it of nourishment as well.
    To the careless or inexperienced gardener, it may be hard to tell the difference between weeds and crops. They’re all green, they grow in the dirt and it takes training and effort to discern the two.

  • Happy Birthday America

    Spencer Countians are joining other Americans this week to celebrate America’s 242nd Birthday.
    Born out of a fierce determination and longing to be a free, self-governing people, our forefathers and their families pledged their lives and fortunes 242 years ago by signing a letter declaring our independence from Great Britain. They did so by citing our dependence on the blessings of God and it took the blood and sacrifice of Americans from all 13 colonies to secure our liberty.
    Today, America stands as a beacon for human freedom and liberty.

  • Fiscal Court urged to focus

    Spencer County Fiscal Court got a dressing down Monday from a man who will soon take  his seat at the court’s table. Jim Travis, who won May’s primary for magistrate in Elk Creek, requested permission to address the court and offered up a civil, but biting critique of the disfunction of county government over the past four years.