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Today's Opinions

  • 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."

  • Thanks for health fair

    As a resident of Shelbyville, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for the Men's Health Fair given on June 14 to the men of our community.

    The service offered that day beckons a warning to us of future infirmaties and thus allows early treatment. Add to this, the event was free.

    Thank you, Jewish Hospital, and the employees and doctors who worked the event.

    Tommy Hower,

    Shelbyville

  • The dog -- man's best friend or biggest scapegoat?

    We have all heard it said that the dog is man's best friend.

    Well, that runs true to form, for we all know how most people treat their friends. The dog is no exception. For the dubious honor of being humanity's best friend, the canine is constantly being dogged.

    If you think about all the similes in our language that refer to dogs, you would think people hate them.

    For example, did you ever see a drunk dog? Not only that, but people say, "lie like a dog, sick as a dog, treated like a dog, working like a dog," and the list goes on and on.

  • Disrespect: Act II

    This opinion is in response to Linda Allewalt's opinion of the alleged disrespect regarding a young lady's impromptu prayer during the SCHS 2008 graduation ceremony. First, let me say that I do respect Ms. Allewalt's opinion as protected by the First Amendment and thusly that I too am forwarded that same protection and right. Let me also remind the readers that the student, in which Ms. Allewalt's opinion is aimed, also has that same protection and right as it will clearly be defined in my opinion.

  • Doing local research

    My name is Arlene Cohen and I live in New Jersey. I recently spent time in Louisville, Shelbyville, and Bagdad, Kentucky, researching the history of a woman named Jewett Snook Connell.

  • The fake hills of Shelby County

    The only Shelby County that many Americans will ever see is the land along 1-64.

    After passing through the modern sprawl of Louisville, the county line is a welcome site to weary eyes. The land, which is known for its pastoral beauty and natural splendor, draws more tourism and business into the community than any advertisement ever could.

    That splendor has now been compromised.