• 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.



  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 20, 2014

    Impressed by interns


    Dear Editor:

    Time and time again we hear about how the younger generation doesn’t have the same values and goals in life as they use to.  Well, we are here to tell you that we don’t agree at all. 

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 13, 2014

    Continued outlet mall traffic worries


    To Shelby County Road department, our magistrate, KY Hwy district 5 and Simpsonville government,

    This is my second letter concerning the outlet mall traffic; someone is going to be injured over this bad planning.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 16, 2014

    Fire department says thanks

    The Shelby County Fire Department would like to thank everyone in Shelby County who gave to the 2014 WHAS Crusade for Children. This is a time of year that our firefighters look forward to because we believe so strongly in this cause. Many volunteers join the firefighters in collecting donations, including the Shelby County Ladies Auxiliary, SCFD Junior Firefighters, friends and family of the firefighters and various community organizations.

  • Letters to the Editor: July 9, 2014

    Questions redistricting choices


    Each year in late August, the Shelby County Public Schools (SCPS) Board of Education produces “The Tax Show.”  This year, the Board has added a new production to its theatrical repertoire, and, on June 26th, I attended what might best be described as the dress rehearsal for “Redistricting, Mathis Style.”

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Our beauty queen’s focus on education

    Last week The Sentinel-News caught up with Shelby County native Marissa Raisor as she continues her whirlwind trip at Miss Hooters International.

    Our story focused on her recent trip to Thailand to help open a new restaurant and her bit part in the Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore movie “Blended” but the one thing that stuck out most to us was Raisor’s commitment to continuing her education.

    “I just finished the semester, so I only have a year left,” she said.