• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor: Dec. 3, 2014

    Residential zoning doesn’t fit with business park


    Has the Triple S Planning Commission decided to throw out the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Regulations?!

    They have approved a zoning request to change a portion of Breighton Business Center from X-2 (General Interchange to R-4 (Multifamily Residential)? Does this make sense to anyone?

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 8, 2014

    What we eat can effect climate change


    Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. One hundred and twenty world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do?

    A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that the contribution may be closer to 50 percent.

  • Letters to the Editor: Oct. 1, 2014

    Stop avoiding Fairness Ordinance issue


    Dear Sentinel-News,


    It is both surprising and disturbing that just before an election year, our Shelby County officials from Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty to the [Shelby County] Human Rights Commission – formed in 2009 in Shelby County – are avoiding and postponing action on the Fairness Ordinance which other communities have passed.