Today's Opinions

  • Global warning

    The problems that we are facing in this country are not from global warming but rather are a result of rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ in our country, no matter what the enemies of Christianity say.

    The word of God (the Bible) says in II Chronicles 7:14 "If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land. That's Old Testament but it still applies today.

  • Oppose NAIS

    I would like to encourage everyone in Shelby County to contact our senators, McConnell and Bunning, asking them to oppose approving this idiotic National Animal Identification System (NAIS).

    Section 10305 of the Farm Bill implies approval of the USDA's NAIS, which has never been approved or debated by either branch of Congress, and few of our senators or representatives know the details of the program or if they know of it, they don't really understand it!

  • No longer Mayberry

    In my time here at the paper, I have been on hand to watch local police officers track down burglars and escaped convicts, make drug busts, and chase down criminals through dark alleys - all right here in the streets of Shelby County.

    At one time I had thought of the community as just a sleepy little town with a fetish for fancy horses. But now after being a part of the community for some time and weekly reading the police reports, I am convinced that drugs likely bring into the community as much money as Saddlebreds.

  • 'Tis the season for spider webs

    You would think I would learn.

    Everyday for the past two weeks, I've walked out the door on my way to work only to encounter a face full of spider web.

    I am not afraid of spiders, but there is a serious ick factor in the thought of one of the eight-legged beasts crawling in my hair or down the back of my neck or of wearing a hair net of spider web to the office.

  • A heart-warming story

    In regards to the family that was on last week's front page with the little raccoon - that was a heart-warming story.

    Life today is full of bad news, killings, robberies and politics. It made me feel and remember there are still good things going on in the world - families doing things together and in the midst of war, discrimination, and selfishness.

    We as a country need to see good things. The Cox family should be proud to show their grandchildren there's still hope for love, for all of God's creatures, no matter how big or small.

    Margaret Jordan,

  • Stay away from raccoons

    Mrs Cox should stay away from the raccoon. He may look safe today, but tomorrow he could show signs of rabies.

    There are two types of rabies, "dumb" and "furious." An animal with furious rabies may act strangely. He could be unnaturally withdrawn or abnormally affectionate. Then the animal can go through a period of biting anything in its path.

    With dumb rabies there is no mad period. They exhibit paralysis, usually of the lower jaw, which spreads to the limbs and vital organs.