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Today's Opinions

  • Does God answer prayers about gas prices?

    Pray at the Pump is a new movement to enlist God's power to lower gas prices. Activist Rocky Twyman, of the Washington, D.C. area, began the group a few months ago because soup kitchen volunteers were unable to drive in from the suburbs because of rising gas prices. So Twyman started the prayer groups.

    People met at gas stations to ask God to give them lower gas prices. So, when prices went down, they gathered to thank God for the recent dip in prices.

    However, I'm not so sure it is God's plan to lower our gas prices. Why should He?

  • Great 'happening'

    Was anyone in the Shelbyville"s Downtown area on Saturday night (July 26) to see the crowds gather? At first I thought only a "Santa" appearance could attract such a turnout! But low and behold it was the first Shelby Co. Car Club's Cruise that closed 4th-7th streets. The air was filled with music from the fantastic street dance band and every inch of the pavement was occupied with a multitude of classic and phenomenal automobiles. Everyone was in a festive mood and the predicted rain never materialized.

  • 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.