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Today's Opinions

  • County's gardeners lose a friend

    The unexpected loss of Tim McClure over the weekend was not only a blow to his family and friends, it was a hit to the lovers of plants, trees and gardens in the county and across the state.

    Tim trained dozens of Master Gardeners in the county while Extension agent for horticulture. Tim was the kind of guy who could work from his books and behind his desk, then go out in the field and show how it's done.

  • Viva Las Vegas

    I've been a poker nut for about five years now. So when I was offered a paid internship, housing included, to go to Las Vegas for a month and a half to cover the World Series of Poker for Card Player Magazine, I had to sit down and talk about the opportunity with the Sentinel-News, and more importantly, my wife.

    My flight leaves May 28.

  • Get involved with your local newspaper - here's how

    Not long ago, we had a guy call with a complaint about something he wanted to get in (or kept out, I can't remember which) the newspaper. That happens often, but the reason he cited for his demand was a little unusual: "I pay taxes too," he said.

  • Reduce methane gas

    Former vice president, AL Gore, in his book "An Inconvenient Truth", tells us about the causes and effects of global warming and what we can do about it.

    The number-1 cause of global warming being industrial pollution and the number-2 cause being auto emissions.

  • Good people in Shelbyville

    After my last letter was printed regarding my disappointment concerning local dentists failing to show me any concern and work with me on a payment plan for a filling I received a couple of calls from folks in the Shelbyville area.

  • Newcomer to Shelbyville finds town appealing

    Someone asked me the other day why I decided to become a crime reporter.

    "Don't you get tired of all that gruesome stuff?" she asked.

    Well, I didn't really choose the crime beat. But since I didn't fall apart at the sight of blood, dead bodies and gory accident scenes, my reputation as a good criminal reporter began to grow, and I began to develop a somewhat thicker skin.

    Although I have worked in a small town, I was born and raised in Lexington and am a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

  • Equal Pay Day

    On March 6, the Paycheck Fairness Act was re-introduced in the 110th Congress by Senator Clinton (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, women continue to receive unequal pay for the same work; on average women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man.

  • Volunteers are driving force

    Since 1917 the American Red Cross has been a presence in Shelby County. From the very first meeting of local leaders, volunteers have been the driving force behind the American Red Cross.

    Ninety-one years later we are still here thanks to the generosity of our volunteers.