• 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.”

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 3, 2012

    Homecoming matchup

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 26, 2012

    School board issues

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 19, 2012

    How did we forget 9/11?


    How is it we have become so desensitized as a community to the most heinous act of terrorism on American soil that we are no longer publicly memorializing the lives of the 3,000 victims lost on 9/11/01, andthe countless acts of heroism shown by American citizens (who continue to fight for our safety in the Middle East as a direct result of this event)? Wake up, Shelbyville!

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2012

    School board decisions


    Concerning the recent vote change at the Shelby County School Board meeting, I was surprised the two members changed their votes. Common sense would tell you the average person is now struggling to make ends meet. We need zero tax increases in a time like this. The board can get their stimulus money anytime they wish with only five people. I do appreciate Allen Phillips for having the backbone to vote his own mind and by not being persuaded by a lawyer.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 5, 2012

    Mall caution

    This has been a great move for us to be in Shelby County from Jefferson County. We built a home in 2005 and enjoy being in the country and the great people in Shelby County. While it is not perfect, we all try to work together for the greater good.

    We ask you to remember Kentucky Kingdom (that remains closed and an eyesore) as well as the outlets malls in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Seymour, Ind., and other places that sit dormant. We have little unemployment in Shelby County, and we grow crops that people can eat and use.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 29, 2012

    Challenge to school board


    At last Thursday night’s school board meeting, those of us who think we don't need another increase in school tax got close to a win. For about five minutes, we had a 3-2 “no” vote from the board. Then Chairman Eddie Mathis asked that the decision be reconsidered. It was.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2012

    We need the trees

    Today, as I drove by the proposed outlet mall locations, I looked at all the mature trees that will disappear. Since green foliage cleans the air, we need to have these trees close to I-64 to take care of the emissions emitted. I know, they are saying we will plant trees around these malls, but can 6-foot trees do the same as 100-foot trees?