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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 10, 2016

    Charter schools hurt public education

    Dear Editor:

    It never ceases to amaze me the silly bills some legislatures want to get passed with false information.

    Take the one about starting charter schools. You cannot improve education by taking money out of a system to start a new system. This will just weaken the current system more.

    Privatizing schools in other states has not worked. It’s true some schools are not up to par but that could be corrected by putting more money into the school system.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Simpsonville gearing up for Internet expansion

    While the Simpsonville City Commission handles the day-to-day issues of the city, it’s shown time and time again that it has at least one eye focused squarely on the future.

    And that has never been more evident than at Thursday’s meeting.

    City commissioners, Mayor Steve Eden and staff discussed the budget, salt for the roads for this week’s winter weather, road projects and hiring an attorney to help with the possible addition of a high speed Internet franchise agreement.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Simpsonville gearing up for Internet expansion

    While the Simpsonville City Commission handles the day-to-day issues of the city, it’s shown time and time again that it has at least one eye focused squarely on the future.

    And that has never been more evident than at Thursday’s meeting.

    City commissioners, Mayor Steve Eden and staff discussed the budget, salt for the roads for this week’s winter weather, road projects and hiring an attorney to help with the possible addition of a high speed Internet franchise agreement.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 3, 2016

    Helping the city’s premier event

    After reading the Wednesday, Jan. 20 editorial “What We Think: Dividing up the tourism tax so we all get a bite” in The Sentinel-Newsregarding the use of the tourism taxes, please consider helping with the expenses of the one event that showcases all of Shelbyville and Shelby County –The Shelbyville Horse Show.

    This show is supported by the community, but never breaks even with the expenses.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 3, 2016

    Helping the city’s premier event

    After reading the Wednesday, Jan. 20 editorial “What We Think: Dividing up the tourism tax so we all get a bite” in The Sentinel-Newsregarding the use of the tourism taxes, please consider helping with the expenses of the one event that showcases all of Shelbyville and Shelby County –The Shelbyville Horse Show.

    This show is supported by the community, but never breaks even with the expenses.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Vacant dealership is an entry eyesore

    More than six months ago Shelby County lost one of its major auto dealers when the Jeff Wyler Group closed the doors on its Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership on the west end of Shelbyville.

    Located on Taylorsville Road the site had long since been an auto dealer, welcoming patrons into Shelbyville on one of our busiest roads.

    Now the lot still sits empty, begging for another dealership to meet our needs.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Vacant dealership is an entry eyesore

    More than six months ago Shelby County lost one of its major auto dealers when the Jeff Wyler Group closed the doors on its Chevrolet Buick GMC dealership on the west end of Shelbyville.

    Located on Taylorsville Road the site had long since been an auto dealer, welcoming patrons into Shelbyville on one of our busiest roads.

    Now the lot still sits empty, begging for another dealership to meet our needs.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27, 2016

    Fed up in Hi Point

    It appears that once again the City of Shelbyville is penalizing citizens who meet their obligations of payment, while the city has not met their obligation to manage and collect. The Mayor [Tom Hardesty] and the city council have made it a habit to require Hi Point Village, Phase 1 residents to pay extra on their yearly bond assessment when faced with a deficit.