• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor: June 11, 2014

    In support of prayer at public meetings


    Ms. Allewalt [My Word, “For the benefit and blessing of the council – Musings on the Prayer Issue,” The Sentinel-News, May 28, 2014] it seems, never experienced a public prayer she liked in public meetings or governmental service meetings.

  • Letters to the Editor: June 4, 2014

    A new look at politicians


  • Letters to the Editor: May 21, 2014

    Marriage equality not for Gov. to decide


    In my opinion, Governor Steve Beshear has no business pursuing the Same Sex Marriage appeal.  It is a personal issue that does not concern or affect anyone except those choosing to be married.

    I’m glad he did not choose my partner in life.  My question to you is “would you want someone else to choose yours”? 

  • Letters to the Editor: May 14, 2014

    Bible disputes need for Fairness Ordinance


    I would like to reply to an article in last week’s edition by Rev. Fred Moffatt. Let me try to address each point individually.

  • Letters to the Editor: April 16, 2014

    Live up to the Constitution


    The drug cartels are laughing at us as we keep drugs illegal to insure their profits stay high to fuel our enemies in our own hemisphere toward the destruction of our own country. Usually by our own police and greedy officials who are rapidly destroying our U.S. Constitution with compete impunity.

  • Letters to the Editor: March 26, 2014

    Questioning the courts


    Even though I don’t write to the editor often, I am now because I have a concern with our judicial system in Shelby County. Attorneys from other counties have even told me that this court system is a lot like Mayberry.

    I am 100 percent in favor of “you do the crime, you do the time,” but don't you think the same crime should carry the same sentence?

  • Letters to the Editor: March 12, 2014

    Editorial is garbage

    I have lived in Shelbyville since 1981, and I learned today one fellow writing an editorial is smarter and wiser about the betterment of Shelbyville than our elected officials. We can save tax dollars by selling city hall, abolishing the council seats, dismissing the city employees who work in city hall and simply let the wise one at The Sentinel-News operate our town (“WHAT WE THINK: City’s plan is pure garbage,” Feb. 26).