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Letters

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting Organ Donor Awareness

    As Circuit Court clerk of Spencer County, I would like to thank all Spencer County residents for their support of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Organ Donor Awareness Program.  April is National Donate Life Month, and it is a reminder that organ donation truly is the gift of life to a recipient in need. Every day 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant.  The medical miracles that are modern transplants would not be possible without the gift of organ donation.

  • LETTER: Still ‘spring cleaning’ Spencer County

    By the time you read this, the Spring Roadside Litter Abatement Drive will be completed, the high school students sponsoring a can recycling contest to aid the Humane Society will be finished, and the local police agencies will have completed Spencer County’s second nationwide drug collection initiative to keep unused drugs from being flushed into our water supply.
    That was a busy month, but we also have goals for May.
    When the water goes down, I am sure we will have a lot of trash, including old tires, to clean up along our streams.

  • LETTER: A call for change with Planning and Zoning

    Until we see changes with our current Planning and Zoning Commission, I would very highly recommend to anyone that is thinking about opening a business to do it in Bullitt or Shelby counties. You will have a much better chance of your business succeeding. Unlike in Spencer County, they appreciate and welcome new businesses.
    A lot of the times when people open a business, they use their entire life savings to invest in it to get it started as I did when I started Elmar’s BP in Elk Creek.
    It is very hard to start a small business and get it to succeed.

  • LETTER: Praises for a ‘miraculous recovery’

    For several years, I have lived with severe hip pain. The pain kept getting worse. I dismissed it as a case of sciatica. Needless to say, I had massages and took a lot of aspirin. Finally, after not being able to get on my horse or ride my bicycle, I phoned Spencer County Physical Therapy. Owner Becky House told me to drop by for a free evaluation.
    I always thought Elk Creek was a great place to get a good meal and fill up my car with gas. I never expected to meet someone as qualified as Becky at her board-certified clinic. What a surprise.

  • LETTER: Volunteerism articles ‘some of the best’

    I, as well as other readers, have appreciated the series about Spencer County services and volunteerism that Deanna Godman has written, including stories on the mentoring program at Spencer Elementary, the Spencer County Family Resource Center and the Life Long Learning Center.
    I have learned more in the past months about what services and volunteer opportunities are available to our residents than I had been previously aware of.
    The extra research and interviews with those involved have made these articles some of the best in The Spencer Magnet.

  • LETTER: Bloomfield’s ‘romantic tragedy’

    I would like to add to Mr. Watson’s “Historic Pathways” article, “A Bloomfield ‘romantic tragedy’ ” [from last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet]. Solomon P. Sharp was born in a log cabin that became the home of my grandparents. William T. Duncan, my granddaddy, built his house around the cabin that still stands today.
    Solomon was one of 10 children. The Sharps moved to Simpson County, then Solomon later entered politics.

  • LETTER: Sheriff’s department has standards

    After multiple incidents involving wanton endangerment, menacing and speeding by adults while driving my daughter to Spencer County Middle, I finally had to resort to making a criminal complaint against one individual (who I had to track down with the polite help of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and his staff). This is all because a Taylorsville officer, following the chief of police and Mayor Don Pay’s policy, refused to implement a simple written report.

  • LETTER: Local business owner upset with Planning and Zoning

    My name is Carmin Gaines, and I am one of the owners of Elmar’s BP in Elk Creek. We legally obtained a permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission for our gas price sign, which you may have noticed has been taken down, thanks to our local commission.
    Three weeks after the sign was in place, Planning and Zoning revoked the permit saying the sign was too large.

  • LETTER: Thanks for donation

    On behalf of the social studies, math, English, and science departments at Spencer County High School, we would like to thank Becky House and Spencer County Physical Therapy for their generous donation of paper.  This has made our lives so much easier and less stressful in the final months of school.
    Melita Drake, social studies department chair
    Teri Harpool, math department chair
    Kim Cook, English department chair
    Melanie Wise, science department chair

  • LETTER: Reminder: April is child abuse prevention month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering.  In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime.  No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.