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Letters

  • LETTER: Thanks for ‘giving hope’

  • LETTER: Lapp’s columns are ‘excellent’; marriage is commitment-centered

    I want to applaud  Dr. John Lapp’s articles that appear in our Magnet. Each one is excellent.  
    With my 35 years in the field of mental heath and 58 years of marriage (with eight children), I feel my judgment is more that just a casual opinion regarding his last column on love and marriage.

  • LETTER: With Chuck Adams, our schools’ future is bright

    As a former student, teacher, school administrator and school board member, our school system has always been a source of pride. Things have not always been as they should, but currently things could not be better, nor could the system be in better hands because of its leadership.
    With Superintendent Chuck Adams receiving the state’s highest leadership award, “The Spirit of Leadership,” each and every parent and citizen should take great comfort in the fact that our system is headed in the right direction.

  • LETTER: ‘Let our elected officials take care of business’

    I am at a serious loss as I sit here and read about [the July 2] Fiscal Court meeting. Why is it that Lawrence Trageser continually has his nose in the wrong place. This man seems to have nothing better to do than to torment county officials. Why are we putting up with this?
    Apparently this man has an issue with everything that goes on in Spencer County except the fire department at the moment. He seems to have befriended members of the department.

  • LETTER: Elected officials should seek answers in the right places

    I believe some of our Fiscal Court members are listening to the wrong people. I ask each one of you to watch out for these people who are trying to keep your court confused and a racket going in your court. Be sure and take a look and see how much these kind of people have to gain.
    Some may want to run for your job. Some may be trying to force you to vote for their special interest. Some may be trying to get you to support someone running for office. It could be any one of these things.

  • 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.