• Letters to the Editor: Dec. 12, 2012

    Schools accountability


    Todd Martin’s article on Southside Elementary and the county’s low-scoring schools (“Southside, low-scoring schools working to improve,” Nov. 28) points out just how out of touch Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof is with the school system he runs. To describe the scores as “surprising” is amazing. He should have anticipated the scores and already had improvement plans in place.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 5, 2012

    Championship teams


  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 28, 2012

    This is no party

    In response to Bill Young’s response to John Shindlebower’s comments on the recent election (“How nation responded to election,” Letters to the editor, Nov. 21): I know Mr. Young and think he is a fine man, but his passion for his party appears to have skewed his perception of reality.  Space would not allow a rebuttal to all his inaccuracies, but some of his comments shouldn’t go unchallenged.

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 21, 2012

    How nation responded to election

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 9, 2012

    Proud of Kentucky


    The majority of the citizens of this commonwealth saw the national election and its many issues as I saw them. This must be the case because they felt the present administration did not in the past address the over-riding important issues as they promised. The majority of their votes reflected this clearly.

  • Letters to the Editor: Nov. 7, 2012

    School officials doing their best


    As retired teacher with 34 years of experience in the Shelby County Public Schools and as the current chair of the Shelby County Education PAC, I would like to state confidence in the board of education, administration, teachers, parents and, most importantly, students of Shelby County Public Schools in taking the district in the right direction. Although test scores may appear different than they have in the past, we are still on the road to progressing to total proficiency for all.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 31, 2012

    Election issues

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 24, 2012

    Obey traffic laws


    I read with interest Glen Meyers statement in The Sentinel-News(“Do we need more traffic signals on the bypass?,” Sept. 26), regarding more lights on the bypass and one at Smithfield-Harrington Mill Roads. I have lived on Smithfield Road for 32 years, and the roads from the fairgrounds to the bypass have increased in congestion in the past 10 years with subdivisions and two schools being built.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 17, 2012

    Clarifying candidates


    Just a little clarification to Austin Redmon’s My Word (“Showing up is everything,” Sept. 26): True if the Farm Bureau Congressional Forum had taken place, that would be one of the few times many Shelby Countians would have seen Bill Adkins and Thomas Massie together. All the candidates were together for a FB forum in Northern Kentucky before the primary. Anyone could have made the trip.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 10, 2012

    School board needs efficiency

    At the end of an article in The Sentinel-News (“Shelby County School Board 2012-13 budget to be reviewed,” Sept. 26) was a section titled “Finance committee.” In case you didn’t get the chance to read the article, the finance committee was created in 2006, and, according to Superintendent [James] Neihof, disbanding it did not have to be on the agenda because the committee “was created out of a board discussion, not a board action item.”