Today's Opinions

  • Big night, big game, but location is big mistake

    To see the big show in town this week, you will have to drive to Taylorsville.

    And, nothing against our brethren to the south, but this seems the wrong direction for Shelby County’s new direction.

    In case you missed the news, for the first time since 1975, two high schools in Shelby County will meet Thursday night in a basketball tournament game, when Shelby County and Collins high schools collide in a 30th District Tournament semifinal.

  • Letters to the Editor, Feb.23, 2011

    Good for Martinrea
    The leadership of General Manager Shawn Adelsberger and the quality of the product produced by the employees of Martinrea Heavy Stamping led to the recent announcement regarding expansion of employment at their local plant.
    As a result of this allegiance to excellence, Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration possessed the confidence in Martinrea and its management and employees to grant funds to expand metal stampings and assemblies for the next generation of Ford Escape.

  • What we think: The plan for KY 53 is one for the future

    We hope you studied the drawings of what Mount Eden Road someday may look like.

    Maybe you even took the time to attend Tuesday night’s meeting when engineers and transportation officials were available to answer questions.

    This road project is a very important step for Shelby County and Shelbyville – and we don’t say this simply because vehicles will be able to traverse the road more efficiently and safely.

  • We congratulate: The example set by the Evans family

    The Evans family of Simpsonville has been on a mission for years – to memorialize the giving spirit of their daughter Hanna, who died tragically at age 6 of a rare form of cancer.

    Now their efforts have taken a significant new step that is a lesson for what all of us can do.

    The family has taken out a $1 million life insurance policy and made Kosair Children’s Hospital the beneficiary.

  • SOUDER: Ours is a tenuous freedom – to be sure

    During the past couple of weeks, the whole world seemed to be watching the unfolding events in Egypt. Each night on television, or each morning in the newspapers, Americans watched as the protests began gaining momentum.

    As more and more people took to the streets of Cairo, many wondered if there would be violence and how what was going on there might affect the surrounding areas and even the rest of the world.

  • What we think: Immigration issues can’t be solved here

    The members of our General Assembly appear fixated this term on the idea that they must provide some antidote to the problem of illegal immigration, which is a topical and touchy issue for so many Shelby Countians.

    Two different bills are working their way through the enactment process – the Senate passed its version in January, and the House is doing its part now – and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) has said he believes some sort of measure will come to a full vote.

  • We congratulate: Animal groups’ working together

    What a wonderful concept it was on Saturday night when all the animal support organizations of Shelby County came together for a unified fund-raising events, Monarchs, Mutts and Meows.

    That catchy title – and headliner entertainment – aside, this was a landmark occurrence when the collective power of these niche organizations brought in a crowd so large that some may have had to be turned away.

  • A couple of presidential presences worth celebrating

    On Monday we will celebrate the births of two of America’s most renown presidents: George Washington, who couldn’t screw up a job for which no one had any expectations, and Abraham Lincoln, who dared to allow a nation to screw itself up in order to set it on course to purge itself of crimes against mankind.

    Despite those who disagreed with their views, their tactics and even their legacies, these men are the icons against whom all subsequent presidents are measured.