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Today's Opinions

  • WE CONGRATULATE: CUB and our parks system

    Already a somewhat under-recognized gem in our community, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation started a big move forward last week with the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of the Greenway Trail Project that will connect the Stratton Park, or Stratton Bottom as it’s commonly referred to, 7th Street. Future phases have the trail connecting all the way to Lake Shelby, and that long-term project got a big boost with the donation of 21 acres from Citizens Union Bank.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: CUB and our parks system

    Already a somewhat under-recognized gem in our community, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation started a big move forward last week with the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of the Greenway Trail Project that will connect the Stratton Park, or Stratton Bottom as it’s commonly referred to, 7th Street. Future phases have the trail connecting all the way to Lake Shelby, and that long-term project got a big boost with the donation of 21 acres from Citizens Union Bank.

  • MY WORD: Tourism helps local economy to the tune of about $59 million

    With its beautiful Saddlebred horse farm tours, iconic and varied restaurants and outstanding shopping venues, Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County give visitors many reasons to visit our community, known for its small-town charm and world-class equestrian events.

    The role of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau is to encourage guests to stay overnight and visit our restaurants, shops and attractions. With National Travel and Tourism Week underway May 2 to 10, it is a good time to look at the role of tourism and its economic impact on our community.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2015

    Sustainable Eating

     

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day last month, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. 

    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2015

    Sustainable Eating

     

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day last month, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. 

    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Violence won't solve problems

    As we all sit and watch in horror as Baltimore starts to resemble a war torn city from the 1980s Soviet Union, it leaves us in wonder.

    We understand, at least to the best of our abilities, the anger, the disgust and the distrust that culminated with the horrific and unnecessary killing of Freddie Gray.

    The death of Mr. Gray has many outraged and irate, and on the heels of several other police and race-related incidents across the country from St. Louis to New York to Charleston, S.C. and now in Baltimore, people have had enough.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Violence won't solve problems

    As we all sit and watch in horror as Baltimore starts to resemble a war torn city from the 1980s Soviet Union, it leaves us in wonder.

    We understand, at least to the best of our abilities, the anger, the disgust and the distrust that culminated with the horrific and unnecessary killing of Freddie Gray.

    The death of Mr. Gray has many outraged and irate, and on the heels of several other police and race-related incidents across the country from St. Louis to New York to Charleston, S.C. and now in Baltimore, people have had enough.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Trés Chic and its organizers

    Among the music, the dancing, the laughing and the beautiful outfits of Trés Chic is, and remains, a cause that tugs at the heartstrings of us all.

    Through its five years, Trés Chic has thousands and thousands of dollars for Kosair Children’s Hospital, and that money has directly benefitted Shelby Countains that find themselves there, often for reasons they are asking a higher being to explain.

    The efforts have helped with bills, food and a place to stay so parents can be with their children in those most vulnerable times.