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Editorials

  • WHAT WE THINK: Wet/dry vote can’t slip down the drain

    As the time to collect signatures slips away, we think it’s important to remind our community what a vote to make our county wet would mean.

    First and foremost, signing the petition does not make the county’s change to wet a “done deal” as some seem to think.

    Instead, it only gives the opportunity for the people to decide.

    Secondly, this decision is solely an economic one, it has very little to do with drinking.

  • WHAT WE THINK: We need to get fair

    This back and forth between the Shelbyville City Council and the Shelby County chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth needs to end.

    At this point, both sides are getting tired of hearing the other speak and we’re all just spinning wheels.

    The most recent dialogue – we won’t really call it a conversation because neither side seems to be listening at this point – seemed to leave both council members and visitors exasperated.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Our administrators, teachers and students

    As a new school year gets underway today, we want to take the time to congratulate all those involved.

    It’s no easy feat to get 11 schools, each with their own set of employees, cafeterias, maintenance crews and more, ready each year.

    It’s not easy for teachers to get those classrooms and lesson plans ready to stimulate young minds and get them prepared to face the rigors and tests ahead in the new school year.

  • WHAT WE THINK: What a week!

    Our normally sleepy, quiet community got quite the wake-up this past week.

    While the Shelbyville Horse Show normally perks up the area, it was even bigger and better than normal this year as it celebrated its 25th anniversary.

    One of the top shows in the country, the annual showcase of Saddlebreds brings in dozens of former World Champions as they prepare for the Kentucky State Fair World Championship, which begins next week.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The American Legion Post 37 baseball team’s state title

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team wrapped up its fifth state title on Friday, earning a trip to the regional tournament later this week in Ashboro, N.C.

    This squad put together one of the best seasons in Shelby County history going 25-1 in the regular season and steam rolling the state tournament.

    What makes it even more impressive is that manager Jim Wiley continues to man the helm of a team that he’s led for 30 years.

  • 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.