Skip to content

Speak Out

Speak Out

I’m trying to wrap my head around our Community Action Team and their importance in Christian County. On Friday, there was a call placed to 911 in regards to active shooter. The Taylorville Police Chief decided to activate the “elite SWAT Team” from Taylorville and surrounding towns. This means the members who patrol other cities…

Read More

Speak Out

To the person wanting tight gun control in Sunday’s “Speak out”: Picture yourself in one of these medical facilities or schools foolishly/ proudly displaying “Gun free zone” on their doors, and a crazed individual enters, pulls out a gun and starts wildly shooting everyone in sight. Aren’t you going to wish someone could stop him/her?…

Read More

Speak Out – Price Gouging

Price Gouging As if the working American people aren’t hurting enough from inflation, our local gas stations are charging Taylorville residents 20 cents and 30 cents above gas prices in Rochester and Springfield. The citizens of Taylorville will remember this. We the People will have our own money system. The old system is being dismantled…

Read More

Speak Out – Facts

Facts Fact — Taylorville Community Unit Board of Education held three meetings on Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Building Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Special Board Meeting. Fact — The meetings were held at the Taylorville High School Tommy TV Studio which is located on the second floor of the east wing. Fact — There is no…

Read More

Speak Out – Shooting Strain

Shooting strain I’m getting sick and tired of all these mass shootings in our country. Enough is enough! Something needs to be done. Unfortunately, the gun lobby has control over the right wing republicans who have blocked gun control legislation. They say the reasons for the rash of mass shootings are the lack of moral…

Read More

Speak Out

Depraved culture Another school shooting and Republicans still insist the gravest threats to children are critical race theory and sex ed. Also, I was disappointed to see our Congressman shooting an AR-15 in his latest campaign commercial like some poseur on Instagram. America’s depraved gun culture needs to go. Local kindness On Monday, May 23,…

Read More

Speak Out

RESPECT I have lost all respect for this paper and its reporting. A few years back the paper was committed to covering and reporting the facts in holding elected bodies accountable. I have heard the readership has shrunk from the previous owners. Wonder Why? I too will be dropping my subscription. EDITOR/MANAGER’S REPLY: While we…

Read More

Speak Out

Kindness Kindness is not lost in Taylorville. Thank you to the kind neighbors in Kenton Addition for returning my lost pooch. Thank you to the cemetery crew that put my lost eyeglasses on the tombstone for me to find unscratched instead of mowing over them. Thank you to the courteous, patient employees working longer than…

Read More

Speak Out

Flag alteration Am I the only one that is getting angry because the flag of my country is being altered or “morphed” into a symbol of each group that has something they want to say? My flag is red, white and blue with Stars and Stripes. It does not have a blue stripe, a green stripe, rainbow…

Read More

Speakout

Outrage How outrageous is it that DCFS is putting the very children they are tasked with protecting, are putting them in harm’s way. The story in tonight’s newspaper is just appalling! This should be a top priority of every state lawmaker and state official to clean this mess up before one more child is killed…

Read More