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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: Wet/dry vote is a principle of economics

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court’s decision to take on the work to let the people vote on the county’s wet/dry/moist status should be met with great applause.

    The idea of allowing package liquor sales in the county is not a new one, but this is the first time the county has lent its full support to the cause.

    Last week the court approved setting aside $15,000 to help attain the signatures needed to get the decision put on the ballot.

  • MY WORD: Time to prepare for 1st caucus

    Republicans all across Kentucky will hold presidential caucuses on March 5 to choose their preferred nominee for president. The caucus is the only chance Kentucky Republicans have to vote for the presidential nominee. There will still be a May 17 primary election for other races, such as State Representative and Shelbyville City Council.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 24, 2016

    Congress needs to work together, not against each other

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and numerous other senators may have forgotten their “Oath of Office”, when they said they would not even consider a Supreme Court Judge nomination by the current President.  Their Oath of Office is as follows:

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 24, 2016

    Congress needs to work together, not against each other

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and numerous other senators may have forgotten their “Oath of Office”, when they said they would not even consider a Supreme Court Judge nomination by the current President.  Their Oath of Office is as follows:

  • WHAT WE THINK: Post-secondary education cuts go too deep

    At what point do we realize that we have already cut to the quick in education?

    The bleeding will not stop, and the newest band-aid will likely need to be applied on our community college system.

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget calls for spending cut of 4.5 percent for postsecondary education institutions for the remainder of this fiscal year followed by a whopping 9 percent cut included in budget.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Post-secondary education cuts go too deep

    At what point do we realize that we have already cut to the quick in education?

    The bleeding will not stop, and the newest band-aid will likely need to be applied on our community college system.

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget calls for spending cut of 4.5 percent for postsecondary education institutions for the remainder of this fiscal year followed by a whopping 9 percent cut included in budget.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2016

    Working to find the right answers for our city

    This week I received a note in the mail to our restaurant, Bell House. It was not signed and had no return address. The letter stated that they would not be back in our restaurant and would not vote for me in the next election.

      First of all I appreciate the letter and do respect the one who wrote it, even though they didn’t have the decency to sign it.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2016

    Working to find the right answers for our city

    This week I received a note in the mail to our restaurant, Bell House. It was not signed and had no return address. The letter stated that they would not be back in our restaurant and would not vote for me in the next election.

      First of all I appreciate the letter and do respect the one who wrote it, even though they didn’t have the decency to sign it.