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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: Ms. Sjothun deserves a hand, and help from us all

    Finally progress!

    A week ago at the Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting at long last someone made a move to bring a wet/dry alcohol vote to the county.

    Of course, it wasn’t our elected officials – although several have said they would support it – it was Katie Sjothun.

    “The county deserves to be [wet],” she said. “Why should wineries sell wine out in the county and a distillery can’t have a tasting room?”

    We couldn’t have said it better.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Crabtree on his hall of fame induction

    We were surprised to find out that Charles “Redd” Crabtree was the first show horse trainer to be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Crabtree was a member of the 2014 class, inducted just last week, and while we believe it was a well-earned honor, we have to add that it’s about time – both for him and the show horse community.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Crabtree on his hall of fame induction

    We were surprised to find out that Charles “Redd” Crabtree was the first show horse trainer to be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Crabtree was a member of the 2014 class, inducted just last week, and while we believe it was a well-earned honor, we have to add that it’s about time – both for him and the show horse community.

  • MY WORD: Remembering Shelbyville’s friend, patriot

    A real U. S. Patriot died on May 14, 2014. His name is C. (for Cornelius) L. Love.

    I’m not sure how old he was at the time of his passing, but he was well into his 90s.

    A Mississippi native, Mr. Love would have undoubtedly had a brilliant future were it not for the injuries, physical and mental, that he suffered during World War II. As it was, he was a very unique person, known far and wife for his friendliness, and his willingness to go “that extra mile” to a friend in need.

  • MY WORD: The Power of the Nap

    As a “second shift” parent – an older adult who is now parenting a second family – I am rediscovering the joys of parenthood, as well as the occasional frustrations. 

    Young children take a lot of time, patience, attention and energy. When you are dealing with two children under the age of three, these resources can seem to be in short supply.  This supply and demand problem is further complicated because the kids are seldom on the same page.  Most of the time their needs are in direct opposition.

  • Letters to the Editor: June 25, 2014

    The Flying Tigers

     

    In Bob Pearce’s June 4 My Word column [“How Japan used WWII to win the auto battle,” June 4] it was erroneously stated that the pilots of The American Volunteer Group (AVG) “Flying Tiers” were successful against the Japanese pilots because the Japanese equipment may have been “junk,” and because the American P-40 Warhawk fighter airplane was “so far superior to anything” the Japanese had.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The sale of Blue Gables

    Our downtown is getting a facelift, and it is much needed.

    We were very happy to hear on Monday that the sale of the old Blue Gable Motel had finally closed, and that the Shelbyville Preservation Group had taken over the building.

    It won’t happen overnight, but we will soon have a landmark back in our community.

    Many have talked about how the Gables was a vibrant place in the 50s and 60s, when visitors would stay there, catching the bus in and out of town.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The sale of Blue Gables

    Our downtown is getting a facelift, and it is much needed.

    We were very happy to hear on Monday that the sale of the old Blue Gable Motel had finally closed, and that the Shelbyville Preservation Group had taken over the building.

    It won’t happen overnight, but we will soon have a landmark back in our community.

    Many have talked about how the Gables was a vibrant place in the 50s and 60s, when visitors would stay there, catching the bus in and out of town.