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Letters

  • LETTER: Over the top kindness … and thank you

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity recently completed two spring fundraising events. We held our first yard sale in May and the Seventh Annual Golf Scramble on June 2.  At the yard sale we hoped there would be some who would donate items to sell and some who would stop by to purchase. But the number of people who called to offer donations and the yard sale shoppers who often said, “Just keep the change,” were kindnesses that allowed us to raise over $800.

  • LETTER: County water customers shouldn’t pay for rate increase

    Attention fellow county and city water customers: we need to stop the water rate increase to county customers.
    In order to support my feeling that we, the county water customers, should not have a rate increase to correspond with the increase from the City of Louisville Water Co., I am doing an extensive open records request of four years of city financial statements including budgets, three years of CPA’s audits, water rate ordinances, compensation of elected officials ordinances, minutes of regular and special meetings and other records.

  • LETTER: Thanks for promoting Child Abuse Prevention

    The Spencer County Department of Community Based Services office and staff would like to thank the community for its support in helping to promote Child Abuse Prevention during the month of April.
    The support that the community provided in terms of displaying blue ribbons, pinwheels, and educational brochures was much appreciated.
    We look forward to many more years of community support in helping to identify and one day eliminate child abuse in the Spencer County Community.

  • LETTER: The truth about the EDA 'private corporation'

    This letter is being written to correct erroneous and misleading comments made in a letter from Carl Darnell that was published in the Spencer Magnet on April 18.
    That letter included some comments about what he called the EDA’s “private corporation.” The truth is that our corporation, Economic Development for Spencer County, Inc., is not now, nor was it ever, a part of the county and city Economic Development Authority.

  • LETTER: Help for families of youth with mental disorders

    The week of May 6-12 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In honor of this week, I would like to share with you an important resource that is available to families that have children with emotional and behavioral disorders and mental health disabilities.

  • LETTER: Thomas stands for conservative values

    I’m writing this in support of Thomas Massie for United States Congress. While talking to Thomas, I saw he was for the things I was for. He is a true conservative, which means he is against abortion, ObamaCare, gun control and everything that is not right in the eyes of God.

  • LETTER: Driver says thank you for help in crash

    Editor’s note: Aimee M. (Rohr) Jewell is the driver of the car that collided with a school bus two weeks ago.

    To those who assisted: I’m indebted to you and wanted to tell each and every one of you that were there, from those who helped my daughter to those who helped me to the EMS staff that responded to the call, thank you.

  • LETTER: Reader says Hesselbrock has earned her vote

    After reading last week’s letter to the editor, I opened the 2010 State Auditor’s report concerning the Spencer County Clerk’s Office. Two things came to mind after reading the report.
    First, why hasn’t the mishandled money been paid back to the county as the State Auditor requested? It seems to me that enough time has passed and the funds due to the county should be paid in full by now.

  • LETTER: Hesselbrock brought needed changes to clerk’s office

    What a positive difference just a few months of competent leadership and management can make. Prior to Dec. 1, 2011, the Spencer County Clerk’s Office was suffering from years of mismanagement.
    I recently reviewed the Kentucky state auditor’s report of the Spencer County Clerk’s Office that was released in September 2011.  It is a scathing indictment of how poorly the office was managed. I would like to cite just a few of the most glaring notations from the audit which begin on page 17 of the report:

  • LETTER: ‘Something has to give for progress to be made’

    It’s been a while since I’ve tossed my two cents into the letters section of the newspaper. Truth be known, most of the activities I’ve seen in the past few years have not garnered my interest enough to bother writing. But I must say, that [Judge-Executive Bill Karrer’s] comments regarding economic development have sparked some interest. I was present at the Chamber meeting when Karrer made his comments. If you took one thing away from that meeting, it had to be that Karrer is passionate about our future.