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A false alarm brought us real alarm about easy access to the school from more than one direction.

WHAT WE THINK: It’s time to extend Discovery Boulevard

The somewhat scary but mostly frustrating situation that evolved on Monday at Collins High School – when the school received a “security breach” that ultimately earned the students an extra day before end-of-school tests and an early ride home – brought to light an issue that we have feared could be key as the school became settled in its location and routine.


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We think a concert to honor three late and great music instructors is a wonderful statement.

WE CONGRATULATE: The honoring of our musicical legacy

Some remarkably talented and inspirational people will get a wonderful compliment this weekend, when former students of Ernie Threlkeld, Susie Saunders and Mel Owen will play a jazz concert in tribute to these fabulous music teachers, who passed away in recent years.


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The fire that struck the Chatham House on Sunday has placed another historic home in jeopardy.

WHAT WE THINK: We fear another piece of Shelbyville history is lost

We get ourselves worked up about topics of important public debate, but when reality reaches out and slaps our cheek with the sting of the fragility of our very core, we can’t help but feel a big tear rolling down our public face.


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Jon Court gets a return engagement for the Kentucky Derby.

WE CONGRATULATE: Our man riding in Derby No. 139

We are so pleased that Shelby County again will have a face in the Kentucky Derby.


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Shelby County's plan to step away from providing curbside garbage and recycling is the wrong decision at the wrong time.

WHAT WE THINK: This is a decision that really smells

The Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee’s plan to “step away” from creating curbside garbage and recycling for residents should be trashed.

This is no time to step away from doing what is right, and there is no mitigating argument that will sway our belief that Shelby Countians should be able to discard trash and recyclables without having to drive somewhere or pay a third party to do so.

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Rusty Newton put the project in correct perspective

WHAT WE THINK: There is a the true mission for Shelby County's curbside garbage plan

With two important meetings this week among officials trying to develop curbside garbage pickup in Shelby County, the mission statement for this project has emerged from the man whose public meetings gave this concept momentum.

That would be Rusty Newton, chair of the 109 Board, the entity that is in charge of solid-waste pickup in the county. This is what Mr. Newton told officials last week when they gathered to discuss a joint contract between the Shelbyville City Council and Shelby County Fiscal Court:


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UofL player from Shelbyville did us proud

WE CONGRATULATE: Antonita Slaughter’s Final 4 performance

Wasn’t it nice to see a face from Shelbyville playing under the glaring spotlight of the NCAA Tournament’s Final 4?
We speak, of course, about Antonita Slaughter, the latest of the talented Slaughters from Shelbyville, who spearheaded the University of Louisville to the women’s Final 4 and thus became the first woman from Shelby County to play in that event.


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Linda Powell's retirement leaves behind a vision of how art should be a part of downtown Shelbyville.

WE CONGRATULATE: A legacy of art in Shelbyville

A key person in the development of the arts in Shelby County has put away her paints and brushes – at least commercially – and we’re sad to see her go.


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Changes in postal systems are inevitable,but they aren't fun to see.

WHAT WE THINK: The postal story grows ever sadder

There seems no simple solution to the economic conundrum that is the United States Postal Service. As a result, sadly, citizens who use community post offices are finding that opportunity to be diminishing on a gradual but steepening incline toward what many would consider to be oblivion.


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We find it offensive that not all offenders are listed on the registry.

WHAT WE THINK: We are offended by sex registry

We were troubled last week to learn that a broad-based sweep to ensure that registered sex offenders were complying with lifetime restrictions had turned up a sex offender on the loose in Shelby County.

But that disgusting news – to us, any sex offender loose in our neighborhoods is a potential threat to our children – was surpassed when we learned of a Shelbyville man arrested virtually the same day on child sex charges was not even a part of the registry or a target in the sweep.


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