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Letters

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Civil Air Patrol memories from 9/11

    In the late afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, the most crowded skies of the world became silent. There were no high streaks of contrails mixing with clouds. The ever present life-saving chatter of air traffic controllers ceased. A kind of strange eerie void had restored the heavens to its pristine past. Nothing man-made moved in the skies above the United States.
    Nothing, except a single small airplane lifting in the late afternoon from Bowman Field en route to the New York area with rare and precious medical supplies.

  • LETTER: Family says thanks for Habitat, community support

    To Habitat for Humanity of Spencer County and members of my community – I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for my family. You have given my family something that I thought would never be possible – a home.
    All of your hard work, dedication, sacrifice and care will never be forgotten. You have given my family hope of a better tomorrow.
    I want to thank all the board members for working feverishly to pull all of this together and supporting me through this whole process.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with litter abatement program

    In spite of the abnormal weather and the busy summer schedules, our non-profit groups have done a really good job on our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program.
    Our citizens need to be proud of the way our county’s roads look, and be thankful for the energetic people that are willing to take the time to help make our county more attractive.
    We all feel the pinch of the weak economy, and need to remember how beneficial it can be to recycle any renewable, reusable waste, rather than tossing it.

  • LETTER: What happened to human compassion?

    After a long summer, my husband and I felt we needed a small getaway. We left on July 20 and returned on July 21 – two of the hottest days we have had this summer.
    The first day was enjoyable. The second day was something else.
    When we entered the last shop of the day, there were six chairs with straight backs sitting in front of the shop outside in the scorching heat.
    My husband has an illness that affects his walking and has pain in his back. He walks with a cane and sometimes with a walker with wheels.

  • LETTER: Thanks for caring for our loved one

    To the people of Taylorsville, we, the family of Marsha Dennison, wish to thank you for being there for her, especially those who were there at her unfortunate accident on Feb. 3, 2010.
    The Alexander and Gross families
    Plymouth, Ind.