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Today's Opinions

  • Money in U.S. politics

    If some of us feel that a large amount of unregulated money in American politics is a good thing, there are three possibilities that could explain this phenomenon.

    1. Some may be incredibly wealthy people who are trying to purchase the U.S. Government for their own purposes, perhaps to advance their personal political ideas or causes, or to obtain favorable legislation for their business operations.

    2. There could be people who may not understand how American democracy should work or they simply are not paying attention.

  • A county full of Christmas spirit

    While New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on our ups and downs from 2014, we firmly believe that Christmas and Christmas Eve are for family.

    And family can have many different meaning. Some celebrate with mom, dad and siblings, while others extend it to dozens of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and more.

    For you, it may even mean close friends that come by to share some stories and Yuletide greetings.

    But for us at The Sentinel-News, our family is Shelby County.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Karas continues her national ascent

    It was a little more than one month ago that we congratulated Gabby Karas for her fourth consecutive cross country state title.

    The Collins sophomore burst on to the scene as a seventh-grader with stamina and will power well beyond her years. And now she’s showing the rest of the country what we have come to expect from what may be the most decorated athlete to emerge from Shelby County.

    After placing 25th in 2013, Karas was 9th Saturday at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championship in San Diego.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Karas continues her national ascent

    It was a little more than one month ago that we congratulated Gabby Karas for her fourth consecutive cross country state title.

    The Collins sophomore burst on to the scene as a seventh-grader with stamina and will power well beyond her years. And now she’s showing the rest of the country what we have come to expect from what may be the most decorated athlete to emerge from Shelby County.

    After placing 25th in 2013, Karas was 9th Saturday at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championship in San Diego.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Peaceful gathering focuses on kindness, respect for all

    On Friday night several members of our community gathered in front of the old Shelby County Courthouse to have a candlelight vigil.

    While the topic – racism in America and recent issues of officers with unarmed young black men – was certainly on point and relevant, it’s not what we would like to focus on.

    It was the way the vigil was handled, to us, that is the most important.

    A group of like-minded individuals gathered to express their opinion of injustice on a national topic that has gripped the TV news cycle for months now.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Peaceful gathering focuses on kindness, respect for all

    On Friday night several members of our community gathered in front of the old Shelby County Courthouse to have a candlelight vigil.

    While the topic – racism in America and recent issues of officers with unarmed young black men – was certainly on point and relevant, it’s not what we would like to focus on.

    It was the way the vigil was handled, to us, that is the most important.

    A group of like-minded individuals gathered to express their opinion of injustice on a national topic that has gripped the TV news cycle for months now.

  • MY WORD: Working peacefully together to bring about change

    The following is the Shelbyville Area NAACP’s Statement on Furguson, MO.

    We the Shelbyville Area NAACP, would like to speak to our local community about the Furguson, Mo., incident. We want our local community to know that the local branch stands with the national NAACP on this issue.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 10, 2014

    Body cameras prevent mistreatment

    Dear Editor,

    The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.