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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 24, 2016

    Congress needs to work together, not against each other

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and numerous other senators may have forgotten their “Oath of Office”, when they said they would not even consider a Supreme Court Judge nomination by the current President.  Their Oath of Office is as follows:

  • WHAT WE THINK: It's time for community to address heroin

    For the past several months a small Southern Indiana community has been a part of the national news because of an HIV epidemic.

    Scott County, Ind., has a little more than half the population of Shelby County, and Scottsburg, the county seat, is a little less than half the size of Shelbyville.

    In Scott County the leading issue has been Opana, an opiod used for severe pain.

    Users will melt the pills to shoot up for a quicker, more intense high.

  • WHAT WE THINK: It's time for community to address heroin

    For the past several months a small Southern Indiana community has been a part of the national news because of an HIV epidemic.

    Scott County, Ind., has a little more than half the population of Shelby County, and Scottsburg, the county seat, is a little less than half the size of Shelbyville.

    In Scott County the leading issue has been Opana, an opiod used for severe pain.

    Users will melt the pills to shoot up for a quicker, more intense high.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2016

    Working to find the right answers for our city

    This week I received a note in the mail to our restaurant, Bell House. It was not signed and had no return address. The letter stated that they would not be back in our restaurant and would not vote for me in the next election.

      First of all I appreciate the letter and do respect the one who wrote it, even though they didn’t have the decency to sign it.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2016

    Working to find the right answers for our city

    This week I received a note in the mail to our restaurant, Bell House. It was not signed and had no return address. The letter stated that they would not be back in our restaurant and would not vote for me in the next election.

      First of all I appreciate the letter and do respect the one who wrote it, even though they didn’t have the decency to sign it.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Simpsonville gearing up for Internet expansion

    While the Simpsonville City Commission handles the day-to-day issues of the city, it’s shown time and time again that it has at least one eye focused squarely on the future.

    And that has never been more evident than at Thursday’s meeting.

    City commissioners, Mayor Steve Eden and staff discussed the budget, salt for the roads for this week’s winter weather, road projects and hiring an attorney to help with the possible addition of a high speed Internet franchise agreement.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Simpsonville gearing up for Internet expansion

    While the Simpsonville City Commission handles the day-to-day issues of the city, it’s shown time and time again that it has at least one eye focused squarely on the future.

    And that has never been more evident than at Thursday’s meeting.

    City commissioners, Mayor Steve Eden and staff discussed the budget, salt for the roads for this week’s winter weather, road projects and hiring an attorney to help with the possible addition of a high speed Internet franchise agreement.

  • MY WORD: The problems behind political correctness

    Political correctness has taken several big hits lately, and it’s about time.

    Those who pursue this ideology thrive on intimidation, which frequently causes its victims to surrender because they adopt a “go along to get along” attitude.

    Some of the “buzz words” that infect the political correctness approach include identity, gender-neutral, diverse, inclusive, workplace harassment, dead white males, racism, sexism, privileged, hate speech, prayer in schools, affirmative action, respecting our differences and much more.