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Today's Opinions

  • MY WORD: Purple Heart marks our freedom

    Francis Regis McKinley Jr. is listed among those soldiers who fought for our freedom during the Vietnam War and who earned a Purple Heart… well, two to be exact, except both are for the same artillery attack in which he was wounded.

    He was embarrassed to be singled out for his service since others in the county were in Vietnam and even wounded. Plus he said, “That’s all in the past. You have to live for the now.”

  • MY WORD: Purple Heart marks our freedom

    Francis Regis McKinley Jr. is listed among those soldiers who fought for our freedom during the Vietnam War and who earned a Purple Heart… well, two to be exact, except both are for the same artillery attack in which he was wounded.

    He was embarrassed to be singled out for his service since others in the county were in Vietnam and even wounded. Plus he said, “That’s all in the past. You have to live for the now.”

  • MY WORD: Purple Heart marks our freedom

    Francis Regis McKinley Jr. is listed among those soldiers who fought for our freedom during the Vietnam War and who earned a Purple Heart… well, two to be exact, except both are for the same artillery attack in which he was wounded.

    He was embarrassed to be singled out for his service since others in the county were in Vietnam and even wounded. Plus he said, “That’s all in the past. You have to live for the now.”

  • MY WORD: An unexpected history lesson

    Family history in Shelby County is a cottage industry. The heritage of so many goes back not only to the days of Squire Boone and his bedrock but seemingly to the founding waters of Clear Creek itself.

    Names such as Meriwether and Ballard begat Shannons and Matthews and Van Stockums. You read this history, and you connect dots. As my friend Brig. Gen. Ronald Van Stockum often has told me, the things we learn about our heritage in the Internet-driven world is amazing.

  • MY WORD: An unexpected history lesson

    Family history in Shelby County is a cottage industry. The heritage of so many goes back not only to the days of Squire Boone and his bedrock but seemingly to the founding waters of Clear Creek itself.

    Names such as Meriwether and Ballard begat Shannons and Matthews and Van Stockums. You read this history, and you connect dots. As my friend Brig. Gen. Ronald Van Stockum often has told me, the things we learn about our heritage in the Internet-driven world is amazing.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 2, 2014

    School Investigation

     

    I too want to join the growing criticism of Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof.

    The recent divulgence of the theft of an undisclosed amount of public funds by an employee at the SCPS central administrative staff is in itself an indicator of a lack of accountability, responsibility and leadership. 

  • WHAT WE THINK: Ms. Sjothun deserves a hand, and help from us all

    Finally progress!

    A week ago at the Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting at long last someone made a move to bring a wet/dry alcohol vote to the county.

    Of course, it wasn’t our elected officials – although several have said they would support it – it was Katie Sjothun.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

    We couldn’t have said it better.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Ms. Sjothun deserves a hand, and help from us all

    Finally progress!

    A week ago at the Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting at long last someone made a move to bring a wet/dry alcohol vote to the county.

    Of course, it wasn’t our elected officials – although several have said they would support it – it was Katie Sjothun.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

    We couldn’t have said it better.