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Today's Opinions

  • Political choices - Let the games begin

    Now we have a field of two front-runners: John McCain and Barack Obama. They are both fine men, I'm sure. I am at a loss; however, regarding how to choose the next president of the United States. I am assured by each competing party that their choice is the better choice. Since I cannot choose both, I am left with comparative shopping. These are some of my observations to help us make informed decisions.

  • Bigfoot in the news

    Remember the story of the little shepherd boy who cried "wolf"?

    The rotten kid made the announcement repeatedly just to stir up the villagers, even though the sheep were fine. Then one day a wolf actually came. When the boy cried out for help, the villagers thought he was full of it and ignored him.

  • Don't trash roads

    I am a resident of Shelby County and realize what a privilege it is to be able to enjoy the beauty of our county. I want to express my disappointment in people that show their ignorance and laziness in how they treat the beauty of the county.

    I don't know who the people are, but it's obvious they are ignorant and don't know the importance of keeping the environment clean for the present and future generations. Dumping and littering items on our land and waterways will have long-term consequences.

  • Leadership Kentucky visit

    Just a note to thank the Sentinel-News for their great support and coverage of the first ever visit of Leadership Kentucky to Shelbyville.

  • What's the motive?

    As all know, energy costs for fuels of every kind is high. It is so elevated that many who must commute to work are dipping into any reserves of cash and reducing such essentials as food items for their families. You would think that such situations would bring our Democratic majority of congressional members to action in order to combat this tragedy to their constituents. This does not appear to be the case! Instead, these misguided legislators divert any action taking place in congress to ineffective and laughable performances.

  • Thanks, Mitch! No thanks, Ted!

    I write to follow-up on Ted Igleheart's 624-word diatribe entitled "Thanks, Mitch" published August 13. While I loved the headline, I think he left a few things out.

    Thanks, Mitch, for your unfailing support of the men and women in uniform who are protecting our nation every day and night. What's sad and unprecedented is the mainstream media's biased and mostly inaccurate portrayal of our military.

  • Put a rattlesnake in your garden

    Interested in growing a piece of history? Read on.

    Just after the Civil War, farmers and gardeners in Georgia developed a big, striped watermelon they called rattlesnake. They called it rattlesnake because the dark green stripes on the lighter green background looked like the markings on a rattlesnake. The watermelon later came to be called Georgia Rattlesnake.

  • The power of a story

    Throughout human history, people have been brought together and have made sense of life through the medium of story.

    From drawings on cave walls to the latest best-selling novel, we understand life through telling, understanding and discussing the stories around us.

    We are story people.

    What grips us, moves us and spurs us on is not raw facts and figures but characters, plot and drama.

    More than just entertainment, these common stories help provide a lens through which we see and understand the world.