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Today's Opinions

  • WHAT WE THINK: Let the name calling stay in the national media

    “Enemy of the people!”

    “Opposition Party.”

    “Fake News.”

    These are just a few of the statements tossed out by President Donald Trump describing media reports of him, his counsel, and investigations surrounding him and those around him.

    Are these statements fair? Of course not.

    Are they all undeserved? Unfortunately no.

    There have been several interactions between this White House and the media that have left all of us scratching our heads – on both the left and the right.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Sports seasons are in full bloom

    It felt like it took forever, but the fall sports season finally got into full swing last week.

    Football got underway, volleyball rallied into play and soccer kicked off to get us into full swing.

    Cross Country will get running this weekend, and we can all finally take a breath from tending the garden, cutting grass and all the other summer activities that have kept us busy until sports came back.

    And now we’re just a few days away from college football returning, too.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Sports seasons are in full bloom

    It felt like it took forever, but the fall sports season finally got into full swing last week.

    Football got underway, volleyball rallied into play and soccer kicked off to get us into full swing.

    Cross Country will get running this weekend, and we can all finally take a breath from tending the garden, cutting grass and all the other summer activities that have kept us busy until sports came back.

    And now we’re just a few days away from college football returning, too.

  • MY WORD/Jim Ellis: Best use of agricultural lands

    Over a period of time at meetings of the Triple S Planning Commission, there have been two statements made that are incorrect concerning residential development in the farmland of Shelby County.

    One is that “one acre tracts on septic tanks save farmland when compared to five acre tracts.” One has only to look at other counties to see that this is not true. Oldham County has a one-acre minimum lot size on septic tanks. From 1950 through 2012, Oldham County lost 44.4 percent of its farmland.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2018

    A question on education

    The school system is now teaching evolution to 7th graders. Why can’t they teach about Jesus? Just asking.

    Larry Temple

    Shelbyville

    Beware of the S Word

    Tis the season for Republicans to start calling their opponents the S word.

    I’ve read several commentaries where Republicans call their opponents by the S word, one written by Sen. Mitch McConnell and one recently written in The Sentinel-News. If you parse the Senator’s commentary he focuses on the far left.

  • Letters to the Editor: Aug. 22, 2018

    A question on education

    The school system is now teaching evolution to 7th graders. Why can’t they teach about Jesus? Just asking.

    Larry Temple

    Shelbyville

    Beware of the S Word

    Tis the season for Republicans to start calling their opponents the S word.

    I’ve read several commentaries where Republicans call their opponents by the S word, one written by Sen. Mitch McConnell and one recently written in The Sentinel-News. If you parse the Senator’s commentary he focuses on the far left.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Council needs to give HRC work a vote of confidence

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council once again heard a presentation recommending the city act on and adopt a Fairness Ordinance that would expand civil protections to not only LGTBQ residents but also national origin, age over 40 and marital status.

    This time, however, was different. In the past presentations have been made by somewhat outside groups.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Council needs to give HRC work a vote of confidence

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council once again heard a presentation recommending the city act on and adopt a Fairness Ordinance that would expand civil protections to not only LGTBQ residents but also national origin, age over 40 and marital status.

    This time, however, was different. In the past presentations have been made by somewhat outside groups.