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Letters

  • LETTER: Today’s problems have an answer

    Where did we go wrong and how can we fix it? Speaking with 66 years of experience, it seems to me that our society and the world is only a shadow of what it once was. Whether watching the news or reading the paper it is becoming more apparent that the goodness of the people, which we once took for granted, is becoming more and more unheard of.

  • LETTER: Spencer is fortunate to have Sheriff Stump

    Once again, Sheriff Buddy Stump has proven his ability to run the office of sheriff in a safe, professional and efficient manner. The recent meth bust has made Spencer Country a safer and more pleasant place to live. The entire county owes him a big “thank you” for weeding out and removing criminals who make our lives more dangerous.

  • COLUMN: It’s almost time for fall cleanup

    The day after Halloween proved to be a decent day, with sun and lighter winds. Halloween night, I thought some of the trick-or-treaters might be blown away. It was a rough time to be outside.
    The wind also stirred up a bunch of the litter that has been added to our roadsides. For the life of me, I cannot understand why everything must be thrown out the window as we drive our roads. It’s so simple: Keep it in the car or truck, and dispose of it in the proper way.

  • LETTER: A heartfelt thank you

    At time when it seems the world has turned upside down and no one cares for other people, a special act of kindness will prove that untrue.
    Several days ago, I came out of the grocery to a heavy downpour. After waiting a few minutes, I decided to make a run for my car. The rain only came down harder, so I pushed my cart up to the side of my car and I jumped inside.

  • LETTER: Words are powerful

    At times, I feel I should respond to letters in The Spencer Magnet, but I become concerned my “words” might be misunderstood or taken out of context.
    I agree with Magistrate [Woodie] Cheek about the power of “words.” There were approximately 232 words in his commentary, excluding some prepositions and conjunctions, and an additional approximate 79 words in the old folk tale he shared with readers in the Oct. 23 publication.
    As an educator, Cheek should know, never use two words when one will do.

  • LETTER: Appreciation for Matt Bevin

    I would like to express my appreciation to Matt Bevin for his visit to Spencer County on Oct. 17. He is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate and will oppose Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary this spring.

  • LETTER: Level back yards aren’t safe gun ranges

    I want to qualify that I am not against gun ownership, at least by the mentally sane and responsible individual. I own guns myself, however, I do have a problem when neighbors spend hours upon hours target shooting and imposing extremely loud noise within close earshot.
    This shooting usually entails unsafe (non-embankment) targets putting the public at risk. It is inconsiderate, annoying and frightening. This shooting takes place at various times of the day, mostly on weekends, and sometimes a good while after sunset.

  • LETTER: The power of words

    I have always felt the key to life and success is good communication. Words are the foundation that communication is built upon. Words are powerful and they can be positive or negative. They can make you happy or they can make you sad. Too often words are used without giving careful thought. Words create wars and words can give you eternal life.

  • LETTER: Give Bevin a platform

    In case some have not heard, there is a conservative running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s race. His name is Matt Bevin. He grew up on a farm in New Hampshire, he was a military officer, and is now a successful businessman with a large family. He loves this country and will not be a part of the problem that McConnell has helped to create in his 30 years in congress. We saw just how the senator caves when other members of congress try and trim the budget. Oh wait, there has not been a budget since Barack Hussein Obama took office.

  • LETTER: 'Apathy, the greatest threat to freedom'

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: