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Today's Opinions

  • What we think: We like plan to honor Squire Boone

    The concept being extended by longtime Shelby County native Joe Ruble to build an iconic statue of Squire Boone on the east end of Shelbyville is another significant and – we think – embraceable piece of entrepreneurship by a citizen who loves Shelby County and revels in its history.

  • What we think: State fair winners make us proud

    We love the Kentucky State Fair for many reasons, but one is that we just love seeing our friends and neighbors getting ribbons and prizes for doing what they love most to do.

    This is a time when dedication to talents and hobbies brings attention from everyone, when great cooking, a cool drawing, a beautiful quart of honey, a composed heifer, a perfect bale of hay and, of course, a studly and elegant horse draw the eye of a state and perhaps a nation.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 7, 2011

    Zone change would be wrong

     

    EDITOR’S NOTE:This letter was not received in time to publish before Fiscal Court’s meeting about the zone request.

     

  • If you want to learn some lessons in life, make a little hay

    A  man and I were talking the other day about another lost teaching moment for young people.
    We reminisced about how boys and girls are missing out on one of those annual activities that taught us so much about the challenges of life, about how we could face them, and, well, about nature, in a roundabout way.
    In fact, of the fundamentals taught to our dubious and dumbfounded dispositions, I might suggest this endeavor had perhaps the greatest impact on our development this side of a hug or a switch, though hardly anywhere close to that personal.

  • What we think: It’s your turn to be leaders

    Your outcry for better accountability by our elected officials and your decry of almost any decision of a fiscal nature have become our foundations of public debate.

    You, the public, often challenge those you elected to do a better job, to listen to the needs of the citizens and not to those of special interests, corporations or other political influencers.

  • MY WORD: Collins High School has a lot going for it

    Collins High School...an opportunity for success.

    As one drives up Discovery Boulevard, an impressive "green" school comes into view. Cross-country runners can be seen trotting over the sprawling rural campus. One also notices coaches and students from various teams sharing fields and making the best of a challenging situation. The band beats out cheerful tunes in the parking lot.

    If one enters the school, they quickly notice pictures on the wall proudly

    displaying last year’s Governor Scholar recipients. Three more will join them

  • If you want to learn some lessons in life, make a little hay

    A  man and I were talking the other day about another lost teaching moment for young people.
    We reminisced about how boys and girls are missing out on one of those annual activities that taught us so much about the challenges of life, about how we could face them, and, well, about nature, in a roundabout way.
    In fact, of the fundamentals taught to our dubious and dumbfounded dispositions, I might suggest this endeavor had perhaps the greatest impact on our development this side of a hug or a switch, though hardly anywhere close to that personal.

  • Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31, 2011

    Kidwell: This is personal

    Re: The My Word article written by Mr. Clint Silver (“Collins High School….,” Aug. 24):

    First and foremost, let me state that it has never been my practice to respond to such letters. I have always believed that taking such criticism is part of the package with such public jobs. However, I feel I must reply this time as the attack was more personal than professional and involves one of my children.