• Letters to the Editor: July 18, 2012

    Shelby County’s MVP


    I always look forward to letters from Ted Igleheart and last week’s (“Good position on health-care law,” July11) was no exception. On par with The Courier-Journal, he can be counted on to espouse an opinion disagreed with by most in our community.

    I would like to recognize Ted as Shelby County’s MVP (Most Vociferous Partisan). According to Merriam-Webster, vociferous and partisan are defined as follows:

  • Letters to the Editor: July 11, 2012

    Good position on health-care law

    Kudos to The Sentinel-Newsfor boldly recognizing the wisdom of the  Supreme Court's ruling that the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional (“Health-care law deserves its chance,” July 3), in spite of the hue and cry of our own loser U.S, senators that it must be repealed in order to deny a victory for Obama. Yes, give the act a chance to work, partisan politics aside.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 3, 2012

    There’s more to drug crime spike


    Lisa King’s article on the spike in drug abuse and drug-related activities in Shelby County (“Shelby’s drug concerns spike,” May 9) quantifies the significance of the problem and the challenges for Shelby County law enforcement. However, it misses two important angles to the issue ­– the devastating effects of addiction on families and communities and the need for better access to addictions treatment.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 27, 2012

    A sensational teen

    It was appropriate that Claire Schaefer was chosen Miss Teen Queen of the Shelby County Fair because she is an all-around queen in our book.

    The Shelby County High School teenager knew how “sensational” it is to enter a pageant and win...bringing home a sash, tiara and flowers. She also knew that girls with special needs probably don’t ever have that opportunity, so she made it happen with the first Miss Sensational pageant.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 20, 2012

    Flag Day trivia

    When the United States was first created, our flag had 13 starts and 13 stripes. After the admission of Vermont and Kentucky, a resolution was adopted on Jan. 1, 1794, making a new flag with 15 starts and 15 stripes.

    The flag then looked like this.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 13, 2012

    Inspectors can’t enforce codes


    People should not be concerned about the shortage of building inspectors in the city of Shelbyville (“Shelbyville plugging inspector’s position,” May 30). The Shelby County building inspector cannot enforce the building codes anyway.

  • Letters to the Editor, June 6, 2012

    Birth control questions


  • Letters to the Editor, May 30, 2012

    What about other lights?


    An article (“Businesses receive OK for expansions,” April 20) stated that in seeking its approval from the Triple S Planning Commission to expand, Katayama asked to use older lights on is building that are the same as what it currently has but do not meet the county’s new lighting standards.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 23, 2012

    Hire for excellence only

    I read several weeks ago that the Shelby County Public Schools administrators have  a new initiative (“Diversity of leaders surpasses state, U.S.,” May 9). They seek to hire more qualified employees whose racial and ethnic heritages reflect the student populations being served.

  • Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2012

    Thwarted effort to help animals

    My daughter is a sophomore at Collins High School and active in the JROTC program.  A few years ago, a friend of hers lead a project called "Feed the Polls."  Voters brought canned goods to polling sites and they were collected at the end of the day and taken to the Food Pantry.