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Today's Opinions

  • An opportunity for fairness

    On May 27, fiscal court had the opportunity to put all businesses in Shelby County on the same playing field. The issue before them was an ordinance that would allow nine businesses in the county (but outside the city limits of Shelbyville) that are licensed to sell alcohol by the drink to serve their customers on Sundays. There are 72 businesses with the same license, but those inside the city limits are allowed to serve on Sundays. The city council approved an ordinance allowing them to do so, because of economic reasons.

  • A blast from the past we don't need

    We hope a couple of lessons came from last week's bloodletting at fiscal court when it was revealed that two magistrates backed the cause of an individual for a county job.

  • Race for the White House

    Well, Kentucky had its chance to vote and have it mean something. Hillary Clinton won the vote by 35 percent over Barack Obama.

  • Thanks for support

    We would like to thank all of the parents, friends and sponsors who made the Mystery Dinner Theatre held on April 18 and April 19 such a success.

    The night would not have been possible without the help and support of everyone involved.

    Kentucky Junior Historical Society,

    East Middle School

  • Skate or die trying

    Pain is an unavoidable part of life. And now that Shelbyville has a skate park, that part of life has become a whole lot harder to avoid for the more than 100 local kids who can now commonly be seen there launching themselves into the air.

    If you haven't been by the skate park next to Daniel Field you should stop and check it out. It's pretty awesome. The park is a young daredevil's dream - full of obstacles, rails and ramps that seem to make gravity a bit less binding.

  • Vote 'yes' for Sunday sales

    Next week fiscal court will take up an ordinance that would allow the sale of liquor by the drink at restaurants in the county. We think magistrates should say yes.

    The measure would allow establishments that seat at least 100 patrons and get more than 70 percent of their sales from food to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays. It would allow establishments such as Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, the Cardinal Club and a few others to sell liquor on Sunday, just as more than 60 businesses in the city can do now.

  • The political process - Does it belong on YouTube?

    This is one of those "By-the-time-you-read-this" columns. I don't usually find much need to write those; however, these are By-the-time-you-read-this times we are living in.

    By the time you read this, we will know who has won the Kentucky primaries. I will have voted and had my say in the good old American process.

  • Thanks to Job Corps

    I serve as the project manager for the Shelby County Historical Society's project to identify and preserve the site of the Simpsonville Slaughter. This is the incident in which about 26 men of Co. E of the Fifth U.S. Colored Cavalry lost their lives in a skirmish with Confederate guerrillas near Simpsonville on January 25, 1865.