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Letters

  • LETTER: Disc golf would bring benefits to Spencer County

    I wanted to thank the staff at the Spencer Magnet for the front page article about the plans for disc golf as well as the editorial that was written regarding the future of it in Spencer County.

  • LETTER: What sensationalism?

    The Spencer Magnet did not do sensationalism. One article presenting the truth of an accident as given by the police is not sensationalism. What happened in that accident was precipitated by the actions of those in the vehicle and no one else. It was their choice to do as they did and no one forced them to do it. The newspaper was simply printing the news.

  • LETTER: Avoid storm-chasing contractors

    The Spencer County community was hit by a large and destructive hailstorm on Friday, March 2. After such an event it can be difficult to separate the legitimate local contractors from the out of state storm chasers. Here are some steps that you can take to avoid accepting offers from roof contractors that may not be up to standards nor supportive of local workers and our local economy.

  • LETTER: ‘I want to be like Mikie’

    I am writing this letter in honor of my granddaughter, “Mikie.” She cannot deny or defend because her words are lost forever.
    Only the family and friends are left to hear comments and whispers and accusations made by not knowing.
    Apparently some decided she had been glorified in her death, so it was their duty or obligation to put her in her place. I guess the media agreed — they were the ones who called, texted anyone they could to find out more and more. One media outlet even went as far as sneaking a camera in a camo bag into the funeral.

  • LETTER: Recent story was ‘prime example of sensational journalism’

    This letter will express my disappointment with the media and especially our hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet. The article (from Feb. 22), “Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash,” had no place on the top front page.
    It’s a prime example of sensational journalism for profit of selling papers with no regard for the parents, community and reputation of two wonderful children.
    Enough is enough. [It was] another article printed at the expense of other peoples’ misery.

  • LETTER: Learning a life lesson

    Everyday we watch and read about people dying. Honestly, I didn’t think much about death. Some people probably would say the same thing. Some people may say, “I don’t need to worry because I know where I am going when it comes my time.”
    Well keep this question in mind, “do you need to worry about others and where they are going when they die, or even where you’re going when you die?”

  • LETTER: Donations for WHAS Crusade for Children are put to good use

    I would like to thank everyone in the community who donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Some may not realize that all money donated in Spencer County stays in Spencer County.
    These funds go toward a yearly grant that provides specific programs, materials, and equipment to students with special needs within our school system. The grant provides direct benefits to students and is not for administrative or general purposes.
    Our wonderful firefighters, who stand at roadblocks with boot in hand, raise more than 50 percent of this money each year.

  • LETTER: ‘Money speaks’ when it comes to gas prices

    It seems many politicians do not want to reveal the true reasons for the recent increase in our gas prices. It serves their political purposes to just blame the president who actually has nothing to do with it.

  • LETTER: Stevens’ career was built on helping others

    The word service is defined in the dictionary as “work done for somebody else.”
    We think that describes Darrell Stevens very well. For years, he was on call day and night, never knowing what the next emergency might be. Probably in his mind, hoping the accident wouldn’t involve someone he knew, but in many, and probably most cases, it did.
    Being a small, or what used to be a small county, if you are not related to someone involved in an accident, you probably know someone who is.

  • LETTER: High speed Internet should be available county-wide

    Some may find it hard to believe that in our community, less than 30 minutes from the largest city in Kentucky, there are many places where high speed Internet is not available. It is not even an option in my area.
    While high speed Internet access was once considered a luxury, or something for entertainment purposes only, it has now evolved into one of the most used means of communication.