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Editorials

  • WHAT WE THINK: Where should the money go?

    We usually avoid state or national commentary preferring to stay focused on our backyard, but sometimes issues affect us all and we feel the need to call attention to these two stories that recently came across our desk.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The Shelbyville Horse Show

    A 25th anniversary is nothing to scoff at. Proudly noted with a precious metal, the Silver Anniversary is difficult to obtain in marriage, work and many other areas of life.

    But just making it though 25 years isn’t what makes the Shelbyville Horse Show’s run amazing, it’s the cultural impact it has left on the community in that time.

    Since its inception, the Shelbyville Horse Show has grown from a meeting of those in the horse industry to the must attend event of the year in Shelbyville.

  • WHAT WE THINK: What’s the hold up?

    For a month now the Shelby County Board of Education has tabled a decision on redistricting its voting precincts, but we just can’t seem to understand why.

    According to Shelby CountY Clerk Sue Carole Perry the school board has not altered its voting districts since 1999.

    To us, that seems like a really long time.

    We understand that it is not mandatory, although there seems to have been some confusion on that front throughout the process.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The Cardinals and #TEAMBLAKE

    We could all take a moment and learn from the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec. Cardinals instructional league baseball team.

    This group of 8-and-under sluggers literally put their teammate on their backs for the season and came through as a gritty underdog to win the league’s postseason tournament title.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Something stinks with city garbage delay

    Somehow we fail to see the problems that are plaguing the city of Shelbyville and its leaders in regards to getting a curbside trash and recycling franchise agreement put together.

    Once the ordinance was approved this spring, all that was left was for the council to submit the Request for Proposal and wait for the bids from Republic, Rumpke and Waste Management to come in.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Our new district court judge

    A new name will quickly be acquainted to Shelby County as Betty Springate takes over as our new Distict Court Judge serving Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties.

    Mrs. Springate takes over the position after longtime judge Linda Armstrong retired in March.

    Mrs. Springate brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position that she will hold until the first of the year. And she will alleviate a great deal of pressure and work from Judge Donna Dutton, who was serving for both Division I and II.

  • What we think: The 4th of July is more than fireworks and food

    As you plan your holiday weekend barbeque – or hot dog feast, whichever (see our Neighbors Section) – and family get together, take a minute, or more, to remember that this is more than just a day off from work.

    So often Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and the 4th of July are treated as mere days off work, a way to jump start a weekend or plan a party or extended weekend out of town, but we’d all do better to take time to remember what those days mean and why they’re recognized as days off.

  • We congratulate: Mike Miller and the Rabb family

    Last week we were shocked to learn for the first time about the Rabb family.

    What should be heralded as one of Shelbyville’s finest families, the Rabbs were introduced to us by Mike Miller and Rev. Robert Marshall.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Ms. Sjothun deserves a hand, and help from us all

    Finally progress!

    A week ago at the Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting at long last someone made a move to bring a wet/dry alcohol vote to the county.

    Of course, it wasn’t our elected officials – although several have said they would support it – it was Katie Sjothun.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

    We couldn’t have said it better.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Crabtree on his hall of fame induction

    We were surprised to find out that Charles “Redd” Crabtree was the first show horse trainer to be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Crabtree was a member of the 2014 class, inducted just last week, and while we believe it was a well-earned honor, we have to add that it’s about time – both for him and the show horse community.