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Today's Opinions

  • We congratulate: Shelby County Public Schools' improved diversity of leadership

    We have on more than one occasion focused on the lack of diversity in leadership of public education in Shelby County and have been frustrated by what we see as a homogenization that does disservice to the diversity of students in our 10 schools.

    It is not our intent to offer a backhanded compliment – because there is work to do on this issue – but we were pleased to see progress in the latest round of hiring of principals and assistants.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 25, 2012

    Traffic woes on ‘Horizon’

    The Horizon Property Group’s Outlet Shoppes at “Louisville,” proposed for Exit 28 on I-64 in Simpsonville, will prove to be a traffic nightmare for us all, especially those residents living on the south side of Interstate 64. Triple S Planning and Zoning has prudently delayed the vote on the project for further review until its meeting Aug. 21.

  • What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

    The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

    There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.

    Add to that the stretch-run proposal by Trio Properties, and what we appear to be watching is strangely reminiscent of I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister rushing down the stretch, with the only question being which one will cross the finish line first.

  • What we think: We should memorialize Donald Cubert’s life

    Donald Cubert Sr. was not a classic politician but, rather, a civic-minded person who became involved in the electoral process.

    Mr. Cubert, who died on Saturday, was known for his kindness to people and his commitment to the city of Shelbyville, which he served for decades not only as a city council member and interim mayor but also as its delegate on countless boards, committees and ex officio projects.

  • Shelby will have its day in new basketball hall-of-fame

    Here’s what I heard a man saying on talk radio this morning. He was talking about the new high school basketball hall of fame that is being constructed in Elizabethtown. He was moaning – my word – about how Fairdale High School had no one in the first induction class.

    He spoke about how the school dominated boys basketball during the late 1980s and ‘90s – which it did – and then he said,  “We had two or three guys who went on to play Division I. We should have someone in there.”

  • Shelby will have its day in new basketball hall-of-fame

    Here’s what I heard a man saying on talk radio this morning. He was talking about the new high school basketball hall of fame that is being constructed in Elizabethtown. He was moaning – my word – about how Fairdale High School had no one in the first induction class.

    He spoke about how the school dominated boys basketball during the late 1980s and ‘90s – which it did – and then he said,  “We had two or three guys who went on to play Division I. We should have someone in there.”

  • Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2012

    Shelby County’s MVP

     

    I always look forward to letters from Ted Igleheart and last week’s (“Good position on health-care law,” July11) was no exception. On par with The Courier-Journal, he can be counted on to espouse an opinion disagreed with by most in our community.

    I would like to recognize Ted as Shelby County’s MVP (Most Vociferous Partisan). According to Merriam-Webster, vociferous and partisan are defined as follows:

  • What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

    The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

    There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.

    Add to that the stretch-run proposal by Trio Properties, and what we appear to be watching is strangely reminiscent of I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister rushing down the stretch, with the only question being which one will cross the finish line first.