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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: Souder’s logic needs addressing

    An open letter to Chuck Souder (“Part 2: Are we going up or going down?” July 27): You should be ashamed of yourself. For you in the type of position you hold [with a church] to single out black and Hispanic people just shows what so many true Christians have a problem with, which is the use of the Bible as a way to promote thinly veiled racism and judgment. Shelbyville is a highly diverse community, and you are a community representative. You should uplift all races and walks of life.

  • NEIHOF: Your tax dollars at work

    “If we’re going to have education in Shelby County, we’re going to have to pay for it with Shelby County money.” That quote by a school board member came during a discussion of 2012/2013 finances and the continued cuts being experienced on the state and federal levels. The board members know a trend exists that revenue from outside sources decreases. They know tough decisions must be made in these tough economic times. They know our students deserve it.

  • SOUDER: The intolerance of the tolerant: When Christianity became un-American

    No doubt you are aware of the recent brouhaha caused by the feverish reaction in the pro-gay rights community to comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. In case you missed it, allow me to recap it for you.

    In an interview with Baptist Press and in response to question about his company’s support of families, Cathy made this seemingly harmless statement:

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 8, 2012

    Cash for AC unit

     

  • What we think: Won’t you step up to serve us all?

    There remains just one more week for candidates for our nonpartisan elections to file for office.

    On Tuesday we will have the slate for three districts of the Shelby County School Board and the city commissions in Simpsonville and Pleasureville.

    Is your name on one of those lists?
    We hope that some of you have emerged to offer your ideas and time to serve on these important legislative bodies. Our county is growing, the issues becoming ever more complex, and there always is a need for fresh voices in the conversations about how to handle them.

  • We congratulate: The Prathers’ generous donation

    We love to compliment generosity. In a world too often littered with complaint and hate and costly fences around ugly air conditioners, it is, well, a breath of fresh air when someone takes a step for the greater good.

    With that in mind today we congratulate the giving spirit of Don and Greta Prather, who saw an opportunity to help the downtown Shelbyville city center project by purchasing and donating a ramshackle house on an adjacent property.

  • EARLIER: MY WORD: Clarifying the Catholic isssue

    The article The Sentinel-News published from Raymond Broussard (“The trouble with Catholics’ cause,” My Word, July 11) reflects a serious misunderstanding of both the teaching of the Catholic Church and the impact of the Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate.

  • MY WORD: The life she can remember

    Twenty years ago, Aug. 7, 2012, we said a final goodbye to our mother, Mrs. Jesse L. Puckett. That is the name she preferred. She was never Ella Puckett. For the last 12 years of her life, she really didn’t know who she was. I had written a column in 1989 to mark Mother’s Day.. a column I thought was fitting even today for all those other families dealing with Alzheimer’s.

    She is remembered by most for being prissy, smelling like Tabu, always wearing high heels, enjoying the latest fashions from Lawson’s and hunting for bargains at A&P.