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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor: July 9, 2014

    Questions redistricting choices

     

    Each year in late August, the Shelby County Public Schools (SCPS) Board of Education produces “The Tax Show.”  This year, the Board has added a new production to its theatrical repertoire, and, on June 26th, I attended what might best be described as the dress rehearsal for “Redistricting, Mathis Style.”

  • Letters to the Editor: July 9, 2014

    Questions redistricting choices

     

    Each year in late August, the Shelby County Public Schools (SCPS) Board of Education produces “The Tax Show.”  This year, the Board has added a new production to its theatrical repertoire, and, on June 26th, I attended what might best be described as the dress rehearsal for “Redistricting, Mathis Style.”

  • What we think: The 4th of July is more than fireworks and food

    As you plan your holiday weekend barbeque – or hot dog feast, whichever (see our Neighbors Section) – and family get together, take a minute, or more, to remember that this is more than just a day off from work.

    So often Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and the 4th of July are treated as mere days off work, a way to jump start a weekend or plan a party or extended weekend out of town, but we’d all do better to take time to remember what those days mean and why they’re recognized as days off.

  • What we think: The 4th of July is more than fireworks and food

    As you plan your holiday weekend barbeque – or hot dog feast, whichever (see our Neighbors Section) – and family get together, take a minute, or more, to remember that this is more than just a day off from work.

    So often Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day and the 4th of July are treated as mere days off work, a way to jump start a weekend or plan a party or extended weekend out of town, but we’d all do better to take time to remember what those days mean and why they’re recognized as days off.

  • We congratulate: Mike Miller and the Rabb family

    Last week we were shocked to learn for the first time about the Rabb family.

    What should be heralded as one of Shelbyville’s finest families, the Rabbs were introduced to us by Mike Miller and Rev. Robert Marshall.

  • We congratulate: Mike Miller and the Rabb family

    Last week we were shocked to learn for the first time about the Rabb family.

    What should be heralded as one of Shelbyville’s finest families, the Rabbs were introduced to us by Mike Miller and Rev. Robert Marshall.

  • MY WORD: Purple Heart marks our freedom

    Francis Regis McKinley Jr. is listed among those soldiers who fought for our freedom during the Vietnam War and who earned a Purple Heart… well, two to be exact, except both are for the same artillery attack in which he was wounded.

    He was embarrassed to be singled out for his service since others in the county were in Vietnam and even wounded. Plus he said, “That’s all in the past. You have to live for the now.”

  • MY WORD: Purple Heart marks our freedom

    Francis Regis McKinley Jr. is listed among those soldiers who fought for our freedom during the Vietnam War and who earned a Purple Heart… well, two to be exact, except both are for the same artillery attack in which he was wounded.

    He was embarrassed to be singled out for his service since others in the county were in Vietnam and even wounded. Plus he said, “That’s all in the past. You have to live for the now.”