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Letters

  • LETTER: Old South homeowners oppose ‘greed,’ not ‘those who need a hand up’

    As a homeowner in Old South Plantation and a newcomer to Taylorsville, I’d like to respond to Tracy DeVore’s letter to the editor in the Oct. 12 edition, defending her home in Taylorsville Place.
    First, may I say how very sorry I am that she did not attend the meeting she referenced in her letter. Excerpts from a news article many times are not enough information to make wise judgments.

  • LETTER: Thanks to local law enforcement

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank our local law enforcement for the service and commitment they continue to invest into our community. While their time and resources may be limited, they work night and day to serve and protect the citizens within Spencer County.

  • LETTER: Get to know Taylorsville Place before making ‘ignorant’ comments

    I am writing this in response to The Spencer Magnet article from Oct. 5, back page, “Citizens heard at public hearing.” I am a resident of Taylorsville Place, and have lived there since August. As everyone else that lives in Taylorsville Place Apartments, I went through a very lengthy and detailed screening process in order to qualify to become a resident. It was all worth it in the end because now I get to enjoy living in a very well-managed, beautiful community.

  • LETTER: Keep rallying to support Backpack Buddies

    I have to say how wonderful this community is and how you guys really come through when someone is in need. We hosted a food drive on Saturday to help support the “Backpack Buddy Program” at our local schools. This program feeds our local children, in need, over the weekend, and for every weekend until school is out.
    The success of this food drive was due to the awesome support of our community, volunteers and local businesses. I would like to say thank you so much for recognizing this need and wanting to fill it.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Marksbury for creating ‘magic’

    Many thanks to Coach Mike Marksbury and Jim Beavers for sending us to “Disney World” Friday night at the SCHS Homecoming football game.
    Coach Marksbury became our new Walt Disney and made a dream come true at the game Friday night.
    Our son, Clint, is a senior on the varsity football team and has played football in this county since A.J. Waldridge founded the Stallions League. His senior year brings to these parents many emotions as our youngest child brings to a close his education in this county, and football has been a huge part of his education.

  • LETTER: Smoke alarm safety tips

    Does everyone in your home know what the smoke alarm sounds like? Did you remove the batteries when they started chirping instead of replacing them? If it did sound, would you know what to do?
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District is teaming up with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association during October 9-15 to let our community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!”

  • LETTER: Clerk’s audit, responses are ‘embarrassing’

    The issuance of a qualified opinion by State Auditor Crit Luallen regarding apparent inappropriate financial and accounting practices of the Spencer County Clerk’s Office is extremely disconcerting. As both an auditor and a Spencer County resident, I am disappointed that taxes paid to the county may have been misused in such a flagrantly egregious manner.

  • LETTER: Businesses still participating – as guests – at Progressive Dinner

    After reading last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet regarding the Progressive Dinner, I felt that some clarification was needed.
    The implication that some local businesses decided not to participate in the event this year was in fact incorrect.
    This year, some of the businesses decided to participate in a different fashion. We were one of the first to purchase tickets to attend the event and enjoy the beautification of Main Street.

  • LETTER: ‘Good ole boy network’ still in place

    Although I had hoped the election of 2010 would have greatly diminished the good ole boy network in local government, it has not. Carmin Gaines said it very well, the election simply changed the players.
    Judge-Executive Bill Karrer and the magistrates have come against County Clerk Judy Puckett and former EDA director Annette King, citing the rule of law and accountability to the taxpayers. However, the Ethics Commission and Deputy Damon Jewell have gotten a free pass.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with this year’s Health Fair/Readifest

    To this year’s Spencer County community participants, the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank everyone who made the Health Fair/Readifest event so successful on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Spencer County High School.
    Our sponsors for this year were: Spencer County Cooperative Extension Office, Publishers Printing, Jewish Hospital of Shelbyville, Spencer County Health Department, and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency.