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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: Budgets show commitment to improving our community

    Spring brings the return of sunshine, warm temperatures, rain and beautiful May flowers, and along with those rites of passage is the annual budget cycle.

    Our municipalities have put together aggressive budgets this year, signifying the growth our community has seen over the past 12 to 24 months.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Budgets show commitment to improving our community

    Spring brings the return of sunshine, warm temperatures, rain and beautiful May flowers, and along with those rites of passage is the annual budget cycle.

    Our municipalities have put together aggressive budgets this year, signifying the growth our community has seen over the past 12 to 24 months.

  • MY WORD: Tourism helps local economy to the tune of about $59 million

    With its beautiful Saddlebred horse farm tours, iconic and varied restaurants and outstanding shopping venues, Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County give visitors many reasons to visit our community, known for its small-town charm and world-class equestrian events.

    The role of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors Bureau is to encourage guests to stay overnight and visit our restaurants, shops and attractions. With National Travel and Tourism Week underway May 2 to 10, it is a good time to look at the role of tourism and its economic impact on our community.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2015

    Sustainable Eating

     

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day last month, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. 

    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 6, 2015

    Sustainable Eating

     

    Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day last month, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels. 

    Their conclusion matches those of a comprehensive 2010 United Nations finding that a global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and climate change.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: CUB and our parks system

    Already a somewhat under-recognized gem in our community, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation started a big move forward last week with the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of the Greenway Trail Project that will connect the Stratton Park, or Stratton Bottom as it’s commonly referred to, 7th Street. Future phases have the trail connecting all the way to Lake Shelby, and that long-term project got a big boost with the donation of 21 acres from Citizens Union Bank.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: CUB and our parks system

    Already a somewhat under-recognized gem in our community, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation started a big move forward last week with the groundbreaking of Phase 1 of the Greenway Trail Project that will connect the Stratton Park, or Stratton Bottom as it’s commonly referred to, 7th Street. Future phases have the trail connecting all the way to Lake Shelby, and that long-term project got a big boost with the donation of 21 acres from Citizens Union Bank.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Theatre’s commitment has arts center rolling again

    If OVEC is the driver and Shelby County Public Schools, the City of Shelbyville, Shelby County Community Theatre and Shelby County Fiscal Court are the wheels, then the proposed City Center/Arts Center is getting closer and closer to pulling out of the garage.

    On April 20, the Shelby County Community Theatre’s board of directors unanimously approved a resolution in support of the proposed arts, conference and theatre center in Shelbyville.