• Letters to the Editor, Aug. 10, 2011

    A new budget plan

    There is plenty of blame to go round for the protracted, embarrassing performance of our elected officials during the recent debt ceiling debate. The kamikaze tactics of the tea party crowd deserve special mention. However, to their credit, these folks did get me to take a new look at the federal bureaucracy and where significant savings might be realized.

  • Letters to the Editor, Aug. 3, 2011

    Ethington a good man


    A lot to do about nothing and the rest of the story regarding Donnie Ethington.

    I first want to say I respect our hometown paper and the great service it provides this community. As a 40-plus-year subscriber, I look forward to reading it three times a week. Recent articles inspire me to write and stand up for Donnie Ethington.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 27, 2011

    Field shouldn’t be tax burden

  • Letters to the Editor: July 20, 2011

    Thanks to health fair contributors

    Local physicians and planners for the 11th annual Men’s Health Fair deserve a pat on the back. On June 11, the group came together at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville to serve over 200 men from  Shelby, Henry and Spencer counties with a variety of free health screenings – screenings that have proven to save lives.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 13, 2011

    Don’t take from academics

    $360,682: What can that do for the world?  Before school ended in Shelbyville, it was found in the budgets of math, science, history, English and other educational programs to better our students’ lives. Tragically, now, it can pay to temporarily fix a terminally ill football field.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 6, 2011

    Serious questions
    about Collins’ field

  • Letters to the Editor, June 29, 2011

    Allewalt says thanks
    about Commandments

    In communities all over the country, the issue of the display of the Ten Commandments in public buildings is a familiar one. When I requested the removal of the displays in two of our government offices, I was well aware that in many other counties in the U.S., this type of request is often met with open and active hostility and uproar. So needless to say, I was apprehensive about making the request.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 22, 2011

    Don’t yield to ‘godless’

    on Commandments issue

    I have been following with interest the debate about the Ten Commandments is the courthouse. The belief systems that are mentioned in the discussion are Christianity, Islam and atheism. I am a Christian.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 15, 2011

    2 views of Ten Commandments issue

  • Letters to the Editor, June 8, 2011

    Prayers for Allewalt

    I am so very disheartened by the letter written by Linda Allewalt (“The Ten Commandments should come down,” April 20), and even more bothered that her voice was heard. To understand my reaction to reading this, one must take the view of 1) someone who isreligious and 2) someone who has a profound awareness of why separation of church and state is such a bad idea.