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Today's Opinions

  • It's no trouble? It's snow trouble!

    I got what I have been whining for: a blizzard. Louisville reported a bit over 10 inches in the storm we got Friday and Saturday, March 7-8.

    Friday evening I saw lightning. I thought I'd lost my mind to snow-hallucinations, but local weather bloggers confirmed thunder and lightning were part of the storm. Snow came down faster than the salt trucks could spread salt. I suppose that makes sense as far as the science of snow-salt-road ratios go. But I wanted salt, brine, everything, even kitty litter, spread out in great quantities as I went home Friday.

  • Louisville money rules

    Many of this county's citizens spent weeks amending the conditional use regulations for agriculture. In January, the Board of Adjustments and Appeals threw out these rules in favor of the Louisville Cemetery. It is a slap in the face of our citizens.

    In February, Chuck Hickman rules against Triple S Planning and Zoning in favor of New Estates Farms, a development planned on the Shelby/Jefferson county line, a decision overly biased toward Jefferson County's development interests.

  • Cemetery statements were misleading

    The article in the Sentinel-News on February 15, 2008, concerning the request by the Louisville Cemetery Company (a.k.a. the Louisville Cemetery Association) for a conditional use permit to put a commercial cemetery business on Eminence Pike contained very misleading statements.

  • Agrees with editorial

    Your recent article on the repeal of the sin tax was dead on; giving the tax already collected back to the merchants is nothing more than a windfall for them.

    It is my understanding that merchants raise the price of an item to cover a tax. Therefore, what they paid to the Revenue Cabinet was NOT out of their pocket. There is no way they can return it to the customers that actually paid it (I being one).

  • Independence Day(s)?

    Today, when people think of American independence, they think of the fourth of July. But labeling a single day of independence is not easy.

    Most people don't look at a calendar and see March 5 as any sort of holiday, but the tragic events that occurred 238 years ago today played an important role in American history.

  • This could be your backyard

    Just another cemetery. Doesn't affect me. Wanna bet!

    It does affect you! It affects your property value, your rural environment, and your Shelby County lifestyle. And here's why everyone in Shelby County should be concerned.

  • To tube or not to tube

    With the writer's strike finally over, the constant stream of reruns that has plagued broadcast television for the last several months will soon come to an end. And while polls have shown that TV watching has decreased by up to 40 percent due to lack of fresh material, in the weeks to come, ratings will likely return to normal as network and cable stations start pumping out a new batch of shows and storylines.

  • Spare the tree

    A worker told me recently that the road department is cutting down a very large tree about half-mile mile back on the left from U. S. 60 on Webb Road traveling North.

    I'd love think there is a valid reason for this lovely old tree to come down. It's not dead, I know. I pick up trash on Webb Road most days and when the summer temperatures reach into the 90s that tree provides the only shade I have for about half a mile. Welcome relief, I can tell you. I have come to think of that tree as a friend and it's sad to think it may be cut down.

    Connie Kuhn,