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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 16, 2017

    Stunned by starlings

     

    Many of us enjoy walking around our lovely neighborhood of Country Manor. However, around 8:30 every evening we are disgusted by the swarms of thousands of starlings in the unmowed/unkept property located at the north end.

    Compound the noise with the nasty odor of their waste that is also evident, and it's quite repulsive AND unhealthy.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 16, 2017

    Stunned by starlings

     

    Many of us enjoy walking around our lovely neighborhood of Country Manor. However, around 8:30 every evening we are disgusted by the swarms of thousands of starlings in the unmowed/unkept property located at the north end.

    Compound the noise with the nasty odor of their waste that is also evident, and it's quite repulsive AND unhealthy.

  • MARTIN: A swift return to reality

    I have an annual guy’s camping weekend each August, and this year it just so happened to be this past weekend.

    It’s a lot of fun. We build a campfire and cook over open flames, we stay up late telling stories and then we hit the water on Saturday in a couple of rented pontoon boats and mostly act like we’re still in our 20s.

  • MARTIN: A swift return to reality

    I have an annual guy’s camping weekend each August, and this year it just so happened to be this past weekend.

    It’s a lot of fun. We build a campfire and cook over open flames, we stay up late telling stories and then we hit the water on Saturday in a couple of rented pontoon boats and mostly act like we’re still in our 20s.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

    Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

    As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

    We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

    Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

    Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

    As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

    We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

    Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.

  • MY WORD: One take on how taxes work