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Today's Opinions

  • This could be your backyard

    Just another cemetery. Doesn't affect me. Wanna bet!

    It does affect you! It affects your property value, your rural environment, and your Shelby County lifestyle. And here's why everyone in Shelby County should be concerned.

  • To tube or not to tube

    With the writer's strike finally over, the constant stream of reruns that has plagued broadcast television for the last several months will soon come to an end. And while polls have shown that TV watching has decreased by up to 40 percent due to lack of fresh material, in the weeks to come, ratings will likely return to normal as network and cable stations start pumping out a new batch of shows and storylines.

  • Spare the tree

    A worker told me recently that the road department is cutting down a very large tree about half-mile mile back on the left from U. S. 60 on Webb Road traveling North.

    I'd love think there is a valid reason for this lovely old tree to come down. It's not dead, I know. I pick up trash on Webb Road most days and when the summer temperatures reach into the 90s that tree provides the only shade I have for about half a mile. Welcome relief, I can tell you. I have come to think of that tree as a friend and it's sad to think it may be cut down.

    Connie Kuhn,

  • WAGE rallies against gaming

    Women Against Gambling Expansion (WAGE) held a rally in the State Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, Feb. 19 to express the opposition of women across Kentucky to expanded gambling. Our fight is against those who want to take advantage of people in Kentucky, enticing them with the lure of easy money. Our fight begins by telling the truth and calling this a fight against expanded gambling, not gaming. Games are things like checkers or a good basketball contest. Gambling involves money with more losers than winners.

  • Putting truth to the test

    I haven't watched the TV show but I've seen the advertisements where a man appears to be hooked up to a lie detector machine and a game show host is asking him if he could cheat on his wife and no one would ever know, would he do it?

    Problem is, his wife and a rather large TV audience are all watching to see what his answer will be.

    Talk about being in the hotseat.

    I imagine most men would rather endure eating a plate of worms or at least swimming in less shark-infested waters.

  • Thanks for help

    The Shelby County Optimist Club would like to give thanks to those who helped with our annual Christmas dinner. Special thanks to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, the Sentinel-News, Kroger, donations from Kentucky Tent Rental, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Masters, Mr. and Mrs Bobby Mackey, Pauline Clements, Billy Jeffries and the late Ophelia Martin.

    With the help of over 40 volunteers and Optimist members, we were able to feed over 350 people.

    Jean Glore, president

    Shelby County Optimist Club

  • Failed to follow regs

    On the evening of January 3t, the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals turned my world into shambles. By a majority vote, the Board approved a Conditional Use Permit that will allow the for-profit Louisville Cemetery Association to put a nearly forty acre cemetery around two sides of my seven acre farm and my house. It will engulf me!

  • Opposed to expanded gambling

    On behalf of the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Committee on Public Affairs, I want to express our strong opposition to the effort to expand gambling by bringing casinos to our Commonwealth. We realize that the current state budget situation makes gambling expansion an attractive short-term fix to problems. However, we believe the benefits touted by the gambling industry are more imagined than real.