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Today's Opinions

  • We congratulate: Horse show rings in another year

    The Shelbyville Horse Show, judged by tourism officials to be one of the 10 best summer events in Kentucky, lived up to its reputation again this past weekend.

    Under sunny if steamy skies – a nice change from a year ago – the show’s 21st annual edition brought in nice crowds and amazing animals.

  • SOUDER: It’s a small world after all

    I have previously listed in this column what I consider the two most important truths in the universe: 1) There is a God, and 2) You’re not Him.

    Today I would like to offer this corollary truth: God is BIG, and we are small.

    Many have undertaken to explain exactly how big God is. One old preacher said it this way, “God is so big He bumps into Himself.”

    That’s pretty big.

  • We congratulate: Sheriff's office, KSP on huge drug bust

    That was quite a drug bust out near Southville this past week.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Kentucky State Police task force that worked together to take a million dollars worth of marijuana and thousands of dollars in ill-gotten cash out of circulation in Shelby County is most commendable.

  • If this is our summer, what will August bring?

    The man calling the radio show said he was visiting Mount Hood in Oregon. It was 4:45 a.m. there, and he said the temperature was in the 50s.

    He said the high on Monday was 85, but the heat index was 70, meaning wind chill was at play, as were snowboarders and skiers who ventured to the summit of the mountain, about 12,000 feet up.

  • What we think: We need more willing candidates

    The deadline is less than a week away for the final slate of candidates for this year’s General Election, and we’re concerned that the list of those interested in public service won’t grow at all.

    The races for Simpsonville City Commission and the Shelby County School Board are drawing far less attention than they did in 2008. No new blood or – worse – new ideas have emerged.

  • What we think: Clean-up concept wipes us out

    The handwriting is on the wall, and we think one of our organizations has an idea that just might provide the eraser.

    We’re talking about the problem with graffiti – and trashy areas, in general – in Shelby County.

    Shelby Prevention can’t necessarily prevent the problem, but the organization certainly can try to generate an effort to wipe it out. And that’s what it plans to do.

  • My Word: Was this really an attack on religious freedom?

    In an effort to argue that religious freedom is under attack in our country, Chuck Souder of Shelby Christian Church used the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hastings College of Law (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez) to illustrate his charge (“Yes, America, you’ve come a long way, baby,” July 9).

    I found his explanation of this ruling rather strange, since he neglected to mention the central issue in the case and managed generally to distort the ruling and its effects.

  • What we think: Wade v. CUB is unneeded diversion

    The news for Citizens Union Bank seems more dark today, and we fear that darkness might be obscuring a very key process for all of us.

    In the wake of what seemed an announcement to celebrate – the naming of two willing new chairs for CUB’s boards – came the discordant drop of a lawsuit from former CEO Billie Wade.