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Today's Opinions

  • What we think: Handling of property is quite curious

    We continue to find unusual the City of Shelbyville’s approach to a parcel of land it apparently wants within its boundaries.

    We speak of the roughly 73 acres owned by Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble and his brother Tom on the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way, aka the Shelbyville Bypass.

  • We congratulate: One of our own who is a winner

    What a heart-warming story it was for a young woman whose bloodlines seep deep into Shelby County’s fabric to wear the sash of Miss Kentucky across the stages of Las Vegas last week.

    We speak of the Miss America pageant on Saturday and the heritage of Ann-Blair Thornton, who grew from the gene pool of the Borders family in Shelby County.

    Most of you know Bill and Ann Borders, part of the former ownership of Smith-McKenney Drug Co. Perhaps you know their children or even some of their grandchildren. Ann-Blair Thornton of Bowling Green is one of them.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 18, 2012

    Parking problem


    Since the Shelby County Judicial Center opened for business, people are parking in the Shelbyville Post Office parking lot, causing many customers to keep riding around the block until there’s a spot open or walking farther to get to the post office.  Many people have been complaining about this.

    I go to the post office every day to mail for my employers, and on Tuesday when I went,  there were no spots open so I had to wait about 5 minutes for a spot to open up.

  • SOUDER: On the issue of bullying, Mother knows best

    I heard about a mom who was straightening up the family room when her 5-year-old son let out a blood-curdling scream. Almost immediately, he yelled downstairs, “Mom, Chelsea pulled my hair!”

    “She’s only 2-years-old,” his mom called back. “She doesn’t know that hurts you.”

    Suddenly she heard another scream, this time from the 2-year-old.

    Before she could ask what happened, the older brother yelled again, “She knows now!”

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 11, 2012

    Governor did well

     

    We should give accolades to Gov. Steve Beshear for nixing the Jewish and UofL hospital merger (“Governor kills merger involving Shelby hospital,” Jan. 4). The answer to improved health care in Kentucky is not confined to training more MDs. It involves providing resources to remove the barriers that divide those who have insurance and/or money and those who do not.

  • Mr. President, we have a problem

    Dear President Obama:

    If you are serious about being re-elected, the door of opportunity has been kicked as wide open as the Montana sky.

    This isn’t about your ideas for handling our continuing economic morass, the ever-threatening swagger of Iran, the everlasting war on terror in Afghanistan and ever however much you think we should spend on the military going forward.

    Those are important, impervious issues, to be sure, but they’re not your real opportunity.

  • What we think: We need closure on shooting

    It was important to learn last week that a grand jury in Shelby County found that two Shelbyville police officers showed proper judgment and had no recourse in their deadly confrontation with a teenager last fall.

    We wish that the tragedy that spins around this horrible moment would have such a simple ending, but we don’t think it can.

    We cling to the hope that  the continuing debate also won’t have an equally tragic outcome.

  • What we think: We need closure on shooting

    It was important to learn last week that a grand jury in Shelby County found that two Shelbyville police officers showed proper judgment and had no recourse in their deadly confrontation with a teenager last fall.

    We wish that the tragedy that spins around this horrible moment would have such a simple ending, but we don’t think it can.

    We cling to the hope that  the continuing debate also won’t have an equally tragic outcome.