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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Dividing up the tourism tax so we all get a bite

    On Jan. 1, the city of Shelbyville’s tourism tax kicked in, meaning an extra 3 percent tax has been added to restaurants, lunch counters and certain items from grocery and convenient stores.

    Now that it is in place, we can stop the discussion about whether we want the new tax or if it is warranted, and instead focus on where the money can be spent.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Dividing up the tourism tax so we all get a bite

    On Jan. 1, the city of Shelbyville’s tourism tax kicked in, meaning an extra 3 percent tax has been added to restaurants, lunch counters and certain items from grocery and convenient stores.

    Now that it is in place, we can stop the discussion about whether we want the new tax or if it is warranted, and instead focus on where the money can be spent.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 20, 2016

    Making a statement

    As we enjoyed our Christmas with above average temperatures, all the folks I came into contact with remarked how happy they were with the warm weather, particularly after the last two brutally cold winters. I then thought maybe this global warming nonsense might be true. Wouldn’t it be great to grow food later in the year and feed the hungry? But alas, like every other Liberal Democrat promise, it was short-lived.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 20, 2016

    Making a statement

    As we enjoyed our Christmas with above average temperatures, all the folks I came into contact with remarked how happy they were with the warm weather, particularly after the last two brutally cold winters. I then thought maybe this global warming nonsense might be true. Wouldn’t it be great to grow food later in the year and feed the hungry? But alas, like every other Liberal Democrat promise, it was short-lived.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Season's first snow is no match

    It took almost three more months than last winter, but we finally got our first snow of the season over the weekend.

    And while roads in other counties struggled, Interstate 64 and the roads around Shelby County appeared clear and easy to navigate.

    The same could be said for Monday’s short but impressive snow shower.

    For that we commend our city, county and state road crews for their long hours, preparation and commitment to our safety.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Season's first snow is no match

    It took almost three more months than last winter, but we finally got our first snow of the season over the weekend.

    And while roads in other counties struggled, Interstate 64 and the roads around Shelby County appeared clear and easy to navigate.

    The same could be said for Monday’s short but impressive snow shower.

    For that we commend our city, county and state road crews for their long hours, preparation and commitment to our safety.