• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 24, 2014

    Questioning McConnell’s absences


    Mitch McConnell has been too busy to attend meetings of the Senate Agriculture Committee for the last four-plus years -- too busy kowtowing to his rich cronies like the Koch brothers and other Washington-area power brokers.

    Mitch doesn’t seem to recognize that agriculture is one of Kentucky’s signature industries and that the state is still working to recover from the loss of what was once its major crop, tobacco.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 17, 2014

    Healthy school lunches for healthy kids


    Dear Editor,

    With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches.

    Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. Their early dietary flaws became lifelong addictions, raising their risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 10, 2014

    Praise for S.A.I.L. program


    I would like to commend every member of the Shelby County School Board for choosing to fund S.A.I.L. this summer.

  • Letters to the Editor: Sept. 3, 2014

    Agrees with invocations


    Regarding My Word/Linda Allewalt, “Why secular invocation is important,” [July 30th 2014 issue of The Sentinel-News].

    Like most other citizens, this author sees no more importance in secular invocation than one would in a commercial for a fast food chain. By definition – invocation is any sort of speech – i.e., a public address, hail, salute, lecture or pronouncement.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 27, 2014

    Fairness is the Christian way


    In the article about the City Council’s non-action on the proposed Fairness Ordinance, one councilman was quoted as saying, “This is a very Christian community whether you want to recognize that or not.”

    I do recognize that we are a Christian community. In my opinion, our belief in Christian values compels us to support a Fairness Ordinance and is precisely the reason such an ordinance must be enacted.