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Today's Opinions

  • Triple S selling out

    Recent activity on the part of developers by the Triple S Planning and Zoning Board is a direct slap in the face to every citizen they are supposed to serve. I refer to the regulations regarding buffers and landscaping, adopted only two years ago, which are designed to provide protection to established neighborhoods, shielding them from the unsightly appearance of new developments, as well as to provide shading and green space, lessen the inevitable increases in noise and pollution due to added traffic, and offer at least some beneficial balance against the tide of urban encroachment.

  • Respect the countryside

    A few weeks ago I was the subject of a full page photo essay by your reporter, Nathan McBroom. The positive story was about my fiber business here at Sweethaven Farm which I operate with my husband, Jon. We also raise asparagus commercially. As with most feature stories it dwelt on the relative novelty of turning animal fibers (in our case mohair and wool) into yarn and eventually into wearable products. Understandably there is never enough room to discuss the negative side of farming or any farming enterprise. I thank Mr.

  • Forget casinos

    Our newly elected governor, hardly being in office a month, is already claiming the State budget is in the red. Just recently the State had a surplus and now with just a change in governor, we're suffering from a deficit. Go figure.

  • Politics and Jesus

    Religion, like it or not, is one of the underlining principles that will influence the way that many voters will cast their ballot this November. In local, state and nation contests, the candidates' religious affiliation, not the their voting record or previous experience, will be the determining factor for many voters.

    But this begs the question, "Would Jesus do that?"

    According to a poll released last fall by the Pew Forum and Research Center, 69 percent of Americans agree that it is important for a president to have strong religious beliefs.

  • The gift of the world

    In response to the local gift giving to the Reading Reindeer Program, I find it wonderful that the community can donate books to children.

    As a teacher of Reading, I see so many children who hate to read. Mostly, these children do not have a book to read, one that they would enjoy, only ones that they have to read for school. You can not imagine how the joy shines on a child's face who receives a book - especially a child who has none or few at home.

  • A story that needs telling

    As most of you may know, I am part of the Huber Family that has Huber Orchard and Winery and Joe Huber's Family Restaurant. They are located in Starlight Indiana 14 miles from Louisville. My grandmother and grandfather had 53 grandchildren. I am the oldest living male at 82 years of age, and I have gone back to work.

  • Also outraged

    I, too, am outraged by the recent displays of racism and xenophobia on this editorial page in the last few months. Natives of Shelbyville, you should be ashamed. Unless you are Native American, your ancestors were immigrants, too.

    Let me first state that I do not own a business and I am not making any "huge profit" from the immigrants. I am just a non-native resident with a job. However, I LIKE Hispanics. They bring their own rich customs and culture and it makes Shelbyville a better, more interesting place.

  • New Year's Resolutions

    Where did the last year go? Here it is January, and I barely had gotten used to writing 2007 on checks. Truth be told, I have barely have made it into the new millennium. You know how, when you are busy writing out a check with people six deep behind you in line, and you have to pause to even remember what decade it is?