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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 28, 2011

    Souder’s ‘divisive’ tones


  • SOUDER: Losing true north: America’s broken moral compass

    Little Johnny’s third-grade teacher asked, “Johnny, how do you spell crocodile?”

    Johnny thought for a moment and then began, “K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L”.

    “That’s not the way crocodile is spelled,” Johnny’s teacher corrected.

    “Maybe not,” replied Johnny, “but you asked me how I spell it!”

  • Realign our conferences but don't mess with important stuff

    One of the first things Barack Obama mentioned when he was elected president – even when he was running – was that he wanted to see college football come up with a formula to select a national champion from among its largest schools.

    Forget health-care reform, defending our nation’s something in the Middle East and finding a way to keep people working and eating and buying luxury cars.

  • What we think: Our generosity provides lessons

    The generosity of Shelby Countians never ceases to amaze us, but we have to admit to a bit of slack-jawed awe at the amount of money being raised recently to help one another.

    We go back to July to grasp the power of RobFest, which took in more than $30,000 to help Robbie Phillips pay for needed stem cell treatment in Arizona.

  • What we think: This idea for bridge has legs

    We now understand that there is no hope for Who Da Thot It Bridge to remain as a thoroughfare for motorists. The state reneged on its announced plan to repair it – we suggest such announcements in the future be adorned with asterisks – and that Shelby County magistrates are not willing to underwrite the $1 million-plus those repairs would cost.

    But we don’t believe the bridge should be left as a crumbling eyesore just a few hundred feet from Shelbyville City Hall, either.

  • Realign our conferences but don't mess with important stuff

    One of the first things Barack Obama mentioned when he was elected president – even when he was running – was that he wanted to see college football come up with a formula to select a national champion from among its largest schools.

    Forget health-care reform, defending our nation’s something in the Middle East and finding a way to keep people working and eating and buying luxury cars.

  • Letters to the Editor, Sept. 21, 2011

    Schools need to refocus

     

    I received a phone call and a memo from East Middle School yesterday afternoon saying due to budget cuts they will no longer be providing ESS before school.  After reading all the articles in your paper in regards to Collins High School and the issues that the school is having, I started to wonder if the school board is cutting other schools’ funding in our district because they have to make up for all the mistakes at Collins. I became highly upset and started seeing red.

  • What we think: Our generosity provides lessons

    The generosity of Shelby Countians never ceases to amaze us, but we have to admit to a bit of slack-jawed awe at the amount of money being raised recently to help one another.

    We go back to July to grasp the power of RobFest, which took in more than $30,000 to help Robbie Phillips pay for needed stem cell treatment in Arizona.