• Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2012

    School board decisions


    Concerning the recent vote change at the Shelby County School Board meeting, I was surprised the two members changed their votes. Common sense would tell you the average person is now struggling to make ends meet. We need zero tax increases in a time like this. The board can get their stimulus money anytime they wish with only five people. I do appreciate Allen Phillips for having the backbone to vote his own mind and by not being persuaded by a lawyer.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 5, 2012

    Mall caution

    This has been a great move for us to be in Shelby County from Jefferson County. We built a home in 2005 and enjoy being in the country and the great people in Shelby County. While it is not perfect, we all try to work together for the greater good.

    We ask you to remember Kentucky Kingdom (that remains closed and an eyesore) as well as the outlets malls in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Seymour, Ind., and other places that sit dormant. We have little unemployment in Shelby County, and we grow crops that people can eat and use.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 29, 2012

    Challenge to school board


    At last Thursday night’s school board meeting, those of us who think we don't need another increase in school tax got close to a win. For about five minutes, we had a 3-2 “no” vote from the board. Then Chairman Eddie Mathis asked that the decision be reconsidered. It was.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2012

    We need the trees

    Today, as I drove by the proposed outlet mall locations, I looked at all the mature trees that will disappear. Since green foliage cleans the air, we need to have these trees close to I-64 to take care of the emissions emitted. I know, they are saying we will plant trees around these malls, but can 6-foot trees do the same as 100-foot trees?

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 15, 2012

    Outlet mall questions grow

    Shelby County’s Comprehensive Plan web site states the following:

    ”At the Triple S Planning Commission, our job is to guarantee that the 13,000 people who move to Shelby County over the next two decades receive the services that they need to prosper, while ensuring that those who live here now can continue to enjoy Shelby County’s rural charm and high quality of life.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 8, 2012

    Cash for AC unit


  • Letters to the Editor: July 25, 2012

    Traffic woes on ‘Horizon’

    The Horizon Property Group’s Outlet Shoppes at “Louisville,” proposed for Exit 28 on I-64 in Simpsonville, will prove to be a traffic nightmare for us all, especially those residents living on the south side of Interstate 64. Triple S Planning and Zoning has prudently delayed the vote on the project for further review until its meeting Aug. 21.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2012

    Shelby County’s MVP


    I always look forward to letters from Ted Igleheart and last week’s (“Good position on health-care law,” July11) was no exception. On par with The Courier-Journal, he can be counted on to espouse an opinion disagreed with by most in our community.

    I would like to recognize Ted as Shelby County’s MVP (Most Vociferous Partisan). According to Merriam-Webster, vociferous and partisan are defined as follows:

  • Letters to the Editor: July 11, 2012

    Good position on health-care law

    Kudos to The Sentinel-Newsfor boldly recognizing the wisdom of the  Supreme Court's ruling that the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional (“Health-care law deserves its chance,” July 3), in spite of the hue and cry of our own loser U.S, senators that it must be repealed in order to deny a victory for Obama. Yes, give the act a chance to work, partisan politics aside.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 3, 2012

    There’s more to drug crime spike


    Lisa King’s article on the spike in drug abuse and drug-related activities in Shelby County (“Shelby’s drug concerns spike,” May 9) quantifies the significance of the problem and the challenges for Shelby County law enforcement. However, it misses two important angles to the issue ­– the devastating effects of addiction on families and communities and the need for better access to addictions treatment.