• Letters to the Editor: Oct. 10, 2018

    Consider plant-based diets

    Dear Editor,

    I just learned that World Day for Farm Animals was Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday. It’s intended to memorialize the billions of animals abused and killed for food each year.

    Like many others, I always thought of farm animals as “food on the hoof.”

    But, after watching the deeply moving feature film “okja” on Netflix, I realized that a farm animal is much like our family dog, fully deserving of compassion and respect.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2018

    One Democrat responds to ‘Drivel and Tripe’


    Roy Smith’s Letter to the Editor in the Sept. 19 edition of The Sentinel-News [“What have Democrat’s done?”] displays an amazing amount of vitriol for someone so deeply enchanted by the current administration.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26, 2018

    Not drinking the kool aid

    Regarding the letter to the editor in The Sentinel-News Aug. 29 edition “Fair Shake for Fairness Ordinance” [on page A4], this ordinance is useless legislation. Existing law, ordinances, and just plain common sense covers this dispute.

    If what the LGBTQ (and xyz) groups want is acceptance, that’s an element and virtue that is earned.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 5, 2018

    No good socialists

    The recent Letter to the Editor pertaining to “the S word,” a term I had never hear before, [“Beware of the S-word” on page A4 of the Aug. 22 edition of The Sentinel-News] was a little confusing.

    Apparently the writer was trying to say that there are good socialists and bad socialists.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2018

    A question on education

    The school system is now teaching evolution to 7th graders. Why can’t they teach about Jesus? Just asking.

    Larry Temple


    Beware of the S Word

    Tis the season for Republicans to start calling their opponents the S word.

    I’ve read several commentaries where Republicans call their opponents by the S word, one written by Sen. Mitch McConnell and one recently written in The Sentinel-News. If you parse the Senator’s commentary he focuses on the far left.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 15, 2018

    A good person

    We have a good person in Paul Hornback, our current state senator (R-Shelbyville), but I don’t think he should continue representing us.

    Sen. Hornback believes that life begins at conception therefor he doesn’t support abortion except for rape and incest. Rape and incest life also begin at conception. No one supports abortion. Some of us however think that critical life events are better left to family, medical professional and spiritual leaders not the legislators.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 8, 2018

    A matter of time

    It’s just a matter of time you know

    Til your joints begin to creak,

    And you have to work much harder

    For that youthful look you seek.

    Yes, once you were so slender,

    Now those clothes no longer fit.

    You exercise with vigor

    But your body wants to quit.

    It’s just a matter of time you know

    Til your skin begins to sag.

    Wrinkles soon will find your face

    And your energy seems to lag.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 14, 2018

    Guns, NRA not to blame

    The letter by Becky Simpson (“How do we stop these senseless deaths” on page A4 of the Feb. 28 issue of The Sentinel-News) contains 15 questions, some of which I can answer.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 20, 2017

    Thanks for sharing the music

    I am writing on behalf of the First Presbyterian Church, members of the music departments of Shelby County schools and for all the students who have received musical instruments through our Musical Instrument Program to express our sincere appreciation for the support The Sentinel-News has provided for the program over the years.

    We began this program in 2003 and on Dec. 12, 2017, we experienced an event which I believe is worth noting – the donation of the 100th instrument.

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 1, 2017

    Concerned with pension reform proposal

    I am deeply concerned about the pension reform framework recently made public.

    These proposals challenge the contract rights of members, lower the standard of living of employees now and in retirement, and will worsen the cash-flow crisis in the state employee pension plan.