• Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2015


    In support of the tourism tax


    I am writing to support the restaurant tax that is currently before the Shelbyville City Council.  Having served as Mayor [of Shelbyville], I know how difficult it is to vote for a tax.  There is no perfect tax.  We passed the occupational tax back many years ago after federal revenue sharing was eliminated and over a third of our budget disappeared overnight. 

  • Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2015

    An opportunity for Human Rights Commission


    I find it odd and disturbing that the chair of our local human rights commission would resign in response to a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights resolution in support of, well, human rights.

  • Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2015

    April Fools’ Day


    Dear Editor,

    With April Fools' Day just around the corner, it appears that the meat, egg, and dairy industries have been playing us for fools all year-round. Their more remarkable hoaxes include “California's happy cows,” “Free-range chickens,” “Humane slaughter.” All lies.

  • Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2015

    Reducing meat, dairy for personal, environmental health

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences.

  • Letters to the Editor, Jan. 28, 2015

    Friends of Grove Hill give thanks

    As a new year starts to unfold, Friends of Grove Hill look back on what was an exceptional year of accomplishments thanks to the many who have supported events and causes of Grove Hill Cemetery. We are thankful for people who rolled up their sleeves and rolled out their checkbooks to make this a year of milestone achievements.

  • Work and Ministry at Buffalo Lick Church

    I started attending Buffalo Lick Church in 1980. Our attendance has been at all different levels during these years. The lowest we have ever been is at the present time.

    Usual kind of decrease due to death, sickness, moving away is understandable.

    But, I have always wondered why all neighboring homes in the near vicinity haven’t even visited?

    Also, why families close by who have been past members went to other churches and left for some reason that they could have worked to have at Buffalo Lick? In my opinion some were so lame.

  • The true meaning of religious freedom
  • Miracle on Buck Creek Road

    With all due apologies to Clement Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas:”


    ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the ‘Ville,

    Things seemed so quiet, people must have taken a pill.


    The new lampposts were decorated, shining all bright,

    And that Southern horizon was bathed in warm, ambient light.


    Mayor Eden snored in his recliner, over in the middle of town,

    Mr. Eaton wanted to nap, too, but at city hall, he hung around.

  • Money in U.S. politics

    If some of us feel that a large amount of unregulated money in American politics is a good thing, there are three possibilities that could explain this phenomenon.

    1. Some may be incredibly wealthy people who are trying to purchase the U.S. Government for their own purposes, perhaps to advance their personal political ideas or causes, or to obtain favorable legislation for their business operations.

    2. There could be people who may not understand how American democracy should work or they simply are not paying attention.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 10, 2014

    Body cameras prevent mistreatment

    Dear Editor,

    The massive public reaction to the tragic deaths of three black teens at the hand of white police officers has led to a national call for use of body cameras to record and prevent any future mistreatment of suspects.