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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: Continue the commitment to the state pension programs

    Recently, a Facebook group commemorated the life of my high school homeroom teacher. She welcomed groups of teenagers for years at SCHS.

    I remember going to her when I had clothing that was dysfunctional and needed safety pins or a needle and thread. She often baked cookies for her homeroom and always had a smile. The comments beneath the obituary came from generations of people who had warm thoughts and sincere empathy for her family.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 4, 2017

    Thanks for first responders’ event

    I would like to thank Shelbyville First Baptist Church for putting on a great program for Shelby County.

    Sept. 8-10 they had a complete program for first responders in Shelby County. This weekend was a fantastic experience not only for first responders but also for all citizens.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 4, 2017

    Thanks for first responders’ event

    I would like to thank Shelbyville First Baptist Church for putting on a great program for Shelby County.

    Sept. 8-10 they had a complete program for first responders in Shelby County. This weekend was a fantastic experience not only for first responders but also for all citizens.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 23, 2017

    Successful summer reading program

     

    Letter to the Editor

    I would like to thank all of the Shelby County children and youth, along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers, who participated in our “Build a Better World” summer reading program for 2017. We had more than 1,300 children and youth sign up for the summer reading program, with almost 800 completing the program. Well done!

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 23, 2017

    Successful summer reading program

     

    Letter to the Editor

    I would like to thank all of the Shelby County children and youth, along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers, who participated in our “Build a Better World” summer reading program for 2017. We had more than 1,300 children and youth sign up for the summer reading program, with almost 800 completing the program. Well done!

  • GUEST EDITORIAL, Matthew Paxton IV: Slow mail costs money

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

    We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now we may be facing a new slowdown, if Congress doesn’t do something very soon.

    Who needs the mail, some people ask? We have the Internet now.

  • GUEST EDITORIAL, Matthew Paxton IV: Slow mail costs money

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?

    We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses. Now we may be facing a new slowdown, if Congress doesn’t do something very soon.

    Who needs the mail, some people ask? We have the Internet now.

  • WHAT WE THINK: A total eclipse of our day

    Well that was fun!

    The build up was immense, the hype beyond anything even the sporting world could produce.

    But the solar eclipse lived up to its billing as one of the greatest celestial shows on earth.

    Maybe Shelby County wasn’t in the path of totality and maybe it’s didn’t get dark enough to fool our bats into coming out and our chickens into going in to roost.

    It turns out about 5 percent of the sun is still a lot of light.