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Today's Opinions

  • Finding A Little Kentucky In Vegas... Sort Of

    Talk about a culture shock.

    After living in Vegas for nearly two months -- the city that never sleeps -- I've returned to Farm-town USA -- Shelbyville, Ky.

    Gone are the constant beeps of slot machines, the bumper-to-bumper traffic, the 24/7 crowded sidewalks full of insomniacs, the free drinks in casinos, and the miles of sand that surround the hot and dry Neon City.

    I'm back where it's quiet, the traffic flows, the sidewalks are empty, people sleep too much, booze costs money, and the grass grows.

  • Once again

    Once again, power and influence take over the law.

    On Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning Commission, back under the direction of George Best, continued their quest to totally ignore the zoning regulations. This time it was Scott Merchant who led the charge.

  • Very nice lady

    I hated to hear of the passing of Mrs. Tracy. Mrs. Tracy sold me and my family our first TV. She would sell things on time. She would even let you miss a payment if you didn't have the money right then. Who's going to do that these days? She was a very nice and caring lady.

    Edna Douglas,

    Shelbyville

  • County's ag sector looks better all the time

    The old clich that you shouldn't put all of your eggs in the same basket looks like polished wisdom when it comes to the county's economic health.

    While many parts of the nation are reeling from job losses, depressed home prices and sluggish economic activity in general, Shelby County is doing better than most. Unemployment is higher than it has been for a while, home sales are slow here too, and retailers are feeling the pinch as consumers tighten their belts in response to higher gas prices. But at least one sector of the county's economy - agriculture -- is doing well.

  • Scary

    There's a new piece of federal legislation that ought to give you a nice case of the heebee geebees, or at least the hives if you are allergic to fascism or have an intense reaction to having your privacy invaded.

    Senate Bill 1858, signed by President Bush on April 24, 2008 requires that all newborn babies in the United States have their DNA collected and cataloged. This is the first step in a genetic catalog of all U.S. citizens.

    The bill includes "that DNA shall be used for experimentation, cataloguing and categorizing."

    Are you squirming yet?

  • County's ag sector looks better all the time

    The old clich that you shouldn't put all of your eggs in the same basket looks like polished wisdom when it comes to the county's economic health.

    While many parts of the nation are reeling from job losses, depressed home prices and sluggish economic activity in general, Shelby County is doing better than most. Unemployment is higher than it has been for a while, home sales are slow here too, and retailers are feeling the pinch as consumers tighten their belts in response to higher gas prices. But at least one sector of the county's economy - agriculture -- is doing well.

  • Put God first

    I read the article on the girl who said a prayer at the SCHS graduation saying we need God and we need prayer. How can anyone say anything against this?

    We claim to be a Christian country. In surveys almost 70 percent of Americans will tell you that they are Christians, although that's not the truth. If it were, a lot of things we allow in this country would not be tolerated.

    Prayer is not a religious activity; it is a form of worship. God says in First Thessolonians pray without ceasing. Jesus taught others how to pray.

  • Not disrespectful

    Last week a letter to the editor appeared in the Sentinel-News in which the author claimed that a student, by uttering a prayer (GASP!) at the Shelby County High School graduation ceremony, "was disrespectful of the intent of the law and the audience before her."