http://www.sentinelnews.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en WHAT WE THINK: Questions about water tower collapse need to be answered http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-questions-about-water-tower-collapse-need-be-answered <p> We were stunned earlier this month at the news that the Public Service Commission was further investigating whether or not U.S. 60 Water, which is managed by North Shelby Water, properly heeded warnings about the condition of a water tank in Waddy.</p> <p> When the tank collapsed last August, it amazingly left no one injured, but the 177,000 gallons of spilled water left a devastating path of destruction that included building on the site of Waddy Baptist Church.</p> WHAT WE THINK: Questions about water tower collapse need to be answered http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-questions-about-water-tower-collapse-need-be-answered <p> We were stunned earlier this month at the news that the Public Service Commission was further investigating whether or not U.S. 60 Water, which is managed by North Shelby Water, properly heeded warnings about the condition of a water tank in Waddy.</p> <p> When the tank collapsed last August, it amazingly left no one injured, but the 177,000 gallons of spilled water left a devastating path of destruction that included building on the site of Waddy Baptist Church.</p> WE CONGRATULATE: A smooth transition for better service http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/we-congratulate-smooth-transition-better-service <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Almost one year ago today we were questioning the Shelbyville City Council on their slow adoption of a citywide garbage ordinance.</p> <p> We wondered what was taking so long and why decisions seemed to be stalled when cities and counties all around us had adopted franchise agreements years ago.</p> <p> But now, as we look back on the results, we see a city that has transitioned smoothly into a new stage.</p> WE CONGRATULATE: A smooth transition for better service http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/we-congratulate-smooth-transition-better-service <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Almost one year ago today we were questioning the Shelbyville City Council on their slow adoption of a citywide garbage ordinance.</p> <p> We wondered what was taking so long and why decisions seemed to be stalled when cities and counties all around us had adopted franchise agreements years ago.</p> <p> But now, as we look back on the results, we see a city that has transitioned smoothly into a new stage.</p> Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2015 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/letters-editor-april-15-2015 <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <span style="font-size:20px;">In support of the tourism tax</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am writing to support the restaurant tax that is currently before the Shelbyville City Council.&nbsp; Having served as Mayor [of Shelbyville], I know how difficult it is to vote for a tax.&nbsp; There is no perfect tax.&nbsp; We passed the occupational tax back many years ago after federal revenue sharing was eliminated and over a third of our budget disappeared overnight.&nbsp;</p> Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2015 http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/letters-editor-april-15-2015 <p align="center"> &nbsp;</p> <p align="center"> <span style="font-size:20px;">In support of the tourism tax</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I am writing to support the restaurant tax that is currently before the Shelbyville City Council.&nbsp; Having served as Mayor [of Shelbyville], I know how difficult it is to vote for a tax.&nbsp; There is no perfect tax.&nbsp; We passed the occupational tax back many years ago after federal revenue sharing was eliminated and over a third of our budget disappeared overnight.&nbsp;</p> WHAT WE THINK: We should not waste these opportunities http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-we-should-not-waste-these-opportunities <p> On Monday, gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin stopped in Shelbyville for a meet-and-greet session at the Bell House on Main Street.<br /> However, very few people came out to either meet or greet Mr. Bevin, in this his second Shelbyville stop in the campaign season.<br /> 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 &ndash; and that includes Democrats, as well.<br /> WHAT WE THINK: We should not waste these opportunities http://www.sentinelnews.com/content/what-we-think-we-should-not-waste-these-opportunities <p> On Monday, gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin stopped in Shelbyville for a meet-and-greet session at the Bell House on Main Street.<br /> However, very few people came out to either meet or greet Mr. Bevin, in this his second Shelbyville stop in the campaign season.<br /> 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 &ndash; and that includes Democrats, as well.<br />