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Today's Opinions

  • What we think: Tragic shootings bring new fears

    The tragic and traumatic shootings that occurred in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday leave us  at once in a sad and frightening place.
    For any innocent person to be gunned down is a tragedy. For a respected judge and five bystanders to be left dead and a promising member of Congress critically wounded is a statement.
    And because of that statement, we fear this is a crime with another potential target, too:
    This is an inherent assault on the First Amendment.

  • We congratulate: Sen. Tapp on his retirement

    With the dawning of the new year, so many wonderful deeds have come and gone without a sufficient round of applause.
    So many have given of their time to help others (including in moments of need and tragedy). So many have been willing to serve.
    Many have been praised publicly – including outgoing public servants Cody Armstrong, Betty Curtsinger and George Best – and there’s an upcoming appreciation dinner for retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp.

  • In search of the ‘a-ha!’ moments

    A man goes into his favorite deli where the waiter immediately brings his regular order: a bowl of matzo ball soup. The customer signals the waiter to come back.

    "Taste the soup!" he commands.

    "Why?" inquires the surprised waiter.

    "Taste the soup!" comes the reply.

    "Max, you've been coming in here every day for ten years. There's never been anything wrong with the soup."

    "Taste the soup!"

  • MY WORD: About the sale, closing of Diagnostic Imaging

    I want to let the community know what really went on with the closing of Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.
    First of all, I would like you to know that I was employed by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville full time from approximately August 1994 to November 2006 and am very proud of that.
    My last position there was in the Radiology Department as radiology clerk/dark room assistant. I took pride in my job and made sure that all avenues were taken to make sure that the patients were treated in a manner in which I would want to be treated.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 5, 2011

    Sampson missed

  • What we think: Our community goals for 2011

    As we set forth on the second decade of the second millennium, Shelby County, nearly two decades into its second century, has a significant opportunity to carve important steps in the path to its future.
    These won’t be huge leaps that cover a lot of ground, but these will be important baby steps on a determined and ineffable course that must be developed if Shelby County is to be all it can by  2092 or 2052 or even 2012.

  • EARLIER: Finally, a true Shelby Countian

    Though my return to Shelby County occurred more than two years ago, its final stride perhaps is taking place right now, my feet sinking so deep into the bluegrass culture and manure-laced soil that there can be no denying that my immersion is complete.
    Our family is acquiring a horse.
    If that doesn’t take a boy raised on the cow paths behind a herd of Holsteins and project him squarely into our county as it is today, then what else possibly could be required?

  • EARLIER: Finally, a true Shelby Countian

    Though my return to Shelby County occurred more than two years ago, its final stride perhaps is taking place right now, my feet sinking so deep into the bluegrass culture and manure-laced soil that there can be no denying that my immersion is complete.
    Our family is acquiring a horse.
    If that doesn’t take a boy raised on the cow paths behind a herd of Holsteins and project him squarely into our county as it is today, then what else possibly could be required?