.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Opinion

  • Religion, like it or not, is one of the underlining principles that will influence the way that many voters will cast their ballot this November. In local, state and nation contests, the candidates' religious affiliation, not the their voting record or previous experience, will be the determining factor for many voters.

    But this begs the question, "Would Jesus do that?"

    According to a poll released last fall by the Pew Forum and Research Center, 69 percent of Americans agree that it is important for a president to have strong religious beliefs.

  • In response to the local gift giving to the Reading Reindeer Program, I find it wonderful that the community can donate books to children.

    As a teacher of Reading, I see so many children who hate to read. Mostly, these children do not have a book to read, one that they would enjoy, only ones that they have to read for school. You can not imagine how the joy shines on a child's face who receives a book - especially a child who has none or few at home.

  • As most of you may know, I am part of the Huber Family that has Huber Orchard and Winery and Joe Huber's Family Restaurant. They are located in Starlight Indiana 14 miles from Louisville. My grandmother and grandfather had 53 grandchildren. I am the oldest living male at 82 years of age, and I have gone back to work.

  • I, too, am outraged by the recent displays of racism and xenophobia on this editorial page in the last few months. Natives of Shelbyville, you should be ashamed. Unless you are Native American, your ancestors were immigrants, too.

    Let me first state that I do not own a business and I am not making any "huge profit" from the immigrants. I am just a non-native resident with a job. However, I LIKE Hispanics. They bring their own rich customs and culture and it makes Shelbyville a better, more interesting place.

  • Where did the last year go? Here it is January, and I barely had gotten used to writing 2007 on checks. Truth be told, I have barely have made it into the new millennium. You know how, when you are busy writing out a check with people six deep behind you in line, and you have to pause to even remember what decade it is?

  • An email petition hit Shelby County last week urging the federal government to deny illegal immigrants access to U.S. Social Security benefits.

    No less than 931 people from 20 states -- including some citizens from Shelby County -- have already signed the petition, which will be sent to the president if Congress approves a contentious immigration bill.

  • Do you know how many Americans were living under the poverty line last year? According to the U.S Census Bureau 12.3 percent of Americans lived under the poverty line. This is about 32,274,223 people. We may not be able to get everyone out of poverty, but we can certainly do more than what we currently are to make a difference.

  • Thank you, Walt Reichert, for your well done and insightful editorial in last week's paper on the proposed National Animal Identification System (NAIS). A rich agricultural community like Shelby County is very fortunate to have someone who knows agricultural issues on staff at their local paper. Having read a number of Walt's pieces it is obvious he has a comprehensive knowledge of agricultural from the farm gate to the Washington policy makers.

  • This time of year we ache with nostalgia for all things we remember as old and perfect. We wish for a warm wood-burning stove, walking through the snow to get a real Christmas tree and opening presents with an enormous extended family.

  • With only a few weeks until Christmas it seems everyone is searching for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. There are few greater feelings than giving a loved one something you know they will cherish. But I want to remind each of you of the greatest gift you could ever give anyone, and it doesn't come in a pretty box with a bow. It is "the gift of life."

  • Once again the selling season for the Shelby County Farmers' Market has come to a close. This was a difficult growing season for all due to a variety of adverse conditions. I am proud of all of our vendors for the determination to bring all of our market customers' fresh fruits and vegetables throughout a challenging season.

  • With regards to Mr. Henniger's comments regarding letters from folks who don't live in Simpsonville, I hope that he never needs the communty's assistance. We will all be too busy minding our own business.

    Shaun York

    Shelbyville, KY

  • In a Letter to the editor in the Henry County Local of November 14, Ferenc Vegh said his mother "asked the Airport Authority Board chair, Mr. Westbrook, how can a board appointed by Oldham County Fiscal Court, have jurisdiction (for eminent domain purposes) in another county. His answer to her was 'Because we can.'" (Henry County Local, Nov. 14, 2007)

  • My wife has never said a curse word. I'm serious. Never. She may have read one out loud from a book or spelled one out when referencing something that someone else said, but to this day she has never employed any of the infamous four-letter phrases in her everyday speech.

    When she stubs her toe, she says "Oh Fudge."

    When she gets flustered - "Jeez Lewis."

    And on a few occasions when she's been really upset I've heard her say, "Golly golly gumdrops." But I think she was mostly kidding with that one.

  • Last year, the citizens of Shelby County were approached from a group of people about the possibility of forming an Airport Authority Board to check into the possibility of locating a regional airport in Shelby County. It does not matter if you were for or against it, I believe all can agree it was presented to the people and the citizen's spoke-there was not enough support for such an endeavor.

  • Shelby community columns

    The Sentinel-News is happy to have three community correspondents. In case you have not noticed, we have added an "In Your Backyard" column written by three different people in the community. As a way of recognizing them for the wonderful start we have had this fall, I want to introduce them personally to readers.

    Michelle Bray is our Waddy correspondent. She is the young whippersnapper of the group. She attended Morehead State University and now lives in Waddy.

  • Regarding "Fed up with Revisionist History" in the November 14 issue of the Sentinel-News.

    Whether the inhabitants of Jamestown practiced a perverted life style or not is certainly not relative to my objection to this letter. Men and women have been involved in this since the ancient times as history will tell you. That does not make it right and Christian Biblical scripture calls it an "abomination."

  • It was great to read in the Louisville Courier-Journal that our State Rep. Brad Montell has taken an interest in the science of global warming. Unfortunately, the "science" came from Viscount Christopher Monckton of Brenchley.

  • Regarding "Fed up with Revisionist History" in the November 14 issue of the Sentinel-News.

    Whether the inhabitants of Jamestown practiced a perverted life style or not is certainly not relative to my objection to this letter. Men and women have been involved in this since the ancient times as history will tell you. That does not make it right and Christian Biblical scripture calls it an "abomination."

  • Hats off to Monica Froedge! Maybe those that chose to start school so early should have to ride the bus as the first one on, last one off for the full month.

    Think about it, they sit in air-conditioning most of the day then to their air-conditioned cars and then home. We even had warnings to keep our pets in some of August. Are our kids not as important?

    Cathy Hemmelman,

    Simpsonville