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Editorials

  • EDITORIAL: Smith leaves legacy of outspoken honesty

    It’s hard to believe that in a matter of weeks, Larry Smith will no longer represent the county’s 5th Distrct on the fiscal court.
    That’s a shame.
    What’s even more of a shame is that the vast, vast majority of people who live here never bothered to attend a meeting to see him in action.
    Smith decided against seeking re-election this fall, which is likely the only way he would ever not have filled his seat on the court.

  • EDITORIAL: Cutting earmarks not enough

    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell joined House Republicans on Monday in joining the chorus that favors banning all earmarks.
    He called the measure mostly symbolic, but one designed to ensure voters that he and others in D.C. heard them loud and clear Nov. 2.
    He’s right to assert that banning earmarks won’t put a dent in the federal budget deficit, which now runs into umpteen trillions.

  • EDITORIAL: Reaction to puppy vs. slain woman disturbing

    If you weren’t taken aback by some of the Facebook comments made by people angry with the Lawrenceburg man accused of killing an 8-month-old puppy, you certainly should have been.

    Some of the comments we had in last week’s paper included calls for burning the accused, pouring acid on his face to remove his features and hanging him from a tall tree.

    Emotions certainly run high when a defenseless animal is so terribly brutalized, but there is no excuse for what was written about him on Facebook, regardless of the crime he allegedly committed.