• Letters to the Editor: March 27, 2013

    Environment not protected

    Unfortunately, the Horizon Group Properties outlet mall has received all final approvals and will be built in Shelby County. This company has said numerous times it was going to be a good neighbor, but their first un-neighborly act will soon be performed. In a public meeting held last summer, Horizon’s Tom Rumptz told a large group of concerned citizens that the lake, wetlands and ephemeral stream to be destroyed will involve the humane treatment of the animals living there.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 20, 2013

    The sun shines light

    I have been around for a long time, also I’m 87 years young. However, one could never prove that humans have caused global warming by studying birds. Instead of birds one should study the sun from the beginning (“Evidence of global warming,” My Word, March 6).

  • Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2013

    Memories of 618 Main

    The fire in Shelbyville did not destroy our memories.

    Thanks for the recollection of Bob Andriot’s connection to 618 Main (“Memory of ’85, opportunity left,” March 8). His father sold it to my father, Jesse Puckett, and his brother Frank, who sold his interest back shortly after it opened in 1948.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 06, 2013

    Recycling is important


  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 27, 2013

    Boost for organ donation


    I wanted to thank Josh Cook for doing a column (“A gift that means life,” Feb. 13) organ donation. We at the circuit clerk’s office ask the question daily (Would you like to be a registered organ donor?) and hope we are making a difference when asking. Cook’s piece talked about his young friend Nolan and his life is a boost to the staff to know we are making a difference in someone’s life.

  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 20, 2013

    Trash opinion


  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 13, 2013

    Interfering idea


  • Letters to the Editor: Feb. 1, 2013

    Firearms extremists


    This message concerns gun control and the recent school shooting. Though I own  firearms, I fully support President Obama's gun control proposals. Actually, they are a little weak.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 23, 2013

    Ledco to be missed


    On Jan. 28 there will be nothing left of a business that has been a pillar of Shelby County for over 30 years, Ledco. This will be such a sad day for many. I worked there for over 16 years, and when Masonite took over in 2010, it felt like we had a death in our family. When working for a family-owned business that Mr. Joseph Solomon worked so hard to build, all employees that work there for years really do become family.

  • Letters to the Editor: Jan. 16, 2013

    Help with tragedy


    I'm not sure if you remember Aug. 6, 2011, but it will live with me forever. That day my life was changed in an instance. On the way back from Florida, my family and I were hit by a drunk driver. She never got the justice she deserved, but that's a whole other story. I lost my wife, Carolyn, and on Aug. 8 my son (stepson, but he was mine because I raised him and he saw me as daddy) passed away. I almost died. I had a 13 percent chance of living, but they were with me and I survived.