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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: We should not waste these opportunities

    On Monday, gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin stopped in Shelbyville for a meet-and-greet session at the Bell House on Main Street.
    However, very few people came out to either meet or greet Mr. Bevin, in this his second Shelbyville stop in the campaign season.
    With several Republican candidates for governor set to battle in the primary in May, voters are doing themselves a disservice by not attending these meetings – and that includes Democrats, as well.

  • MY WORD: Avoiding tax, finding Right To Work and tort reform

    My apologies for the clumsy paragraph in the March 11 column “Avoiding tax while revitalizing with private money.” The clarification by the editor didn’t reflect my feelings about these two projects, one of which is a done deal—the $500,000 “gift” for the Blue Gables project.

  • MY WORD: Opposes restaurant tax, support virtuous citizens

    The American founders believed in the equal protection of all the peoples’ rights and thus insured that all would have the freedom to prosper.

    The Shelbyville City Council's restaurant tax operates to negate those protections. At the last workshop the council discussed how best to spend the tax money, not whether they should collect a tax or not.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2015

    An opportunity for Human Rights Commission

     

    I find it odd and disturbing that the chair of our local human rights commission would resign in response to a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights resolution in support of, well, human rights.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2015

    An opportunity for Human Rights Commission

     

    I find it odd and disturbing that the chair of our local human rights commission would resign in response to a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights resolution in support of, well, human rights.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2015

    April Fools’ Day

     

    Dear Editor,

    With April Fools' Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include “California's happy cows,” “Free-range chickens,” “Humane slaughter.” All lies.

  • Thanks Shelby County!

    Eight years ago, almost to the day, I was living at High Point Apartments and starting my new job as Publisher of The Sentinel-News.

    It’s been a good eight-year run.

    My last day is Friday, and my wife and I have decided to head back to Florida where there is family that needs our help. It’s just the right time.

  • WE CONGRATULATE: The real home to college basketball

    Most pundits will tell you the greatest rivalry in college sports rests on Tobacco Road with Blue Devils and Tar Heels or in deep down south with War Eagles and a Crimson Tide or maybe even a bit farther north between Buckeyes and Wolverines, but those are just the misinformed.

    They haven’t seen the real rivalry in action, they haven’t lived Red and Blue.

    The Universities of Kentucky and Louisville feature a rivalry so deep and so engrained, that it far transcends those others.