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Letters

  • LETTER: County has more pressing issues than county clerk

    Where did Spencer Countians’ respect for each other go?
    I have not even read the weekly edition of The Spencer Magnet, but I can tell you that I really don’t have to. From going to the local grocery store, dollar store, bank and hardware store, I know what it holds.
    From lips of discouraged citizens to ears of discouraged citizens, I have heard enough.
    To Judy Puckett and the people that work for the clerk, I apologize that you are having to go through this.

  • LETTER: Encourage elected officials to be fair

    The recent removal of Elmar’s BP sign was requested by planning and zoning using an ordinance that had been superseded by a new law approved by fiscal court and is no longer in existence.
    Is this the change we requested? Why did you and I make the decision to have Elmar’s BP sign taken down? I ask you because the removal was under the direction of a Spencer County/Taylorsville government agency. That agency was acting on our behalf.

  • LETTER: Slow down, and you might save a life

    To the residents and visitors of Highview Estates: do you want to be the one to kill someone else’s child? That is certainly a question that some of you, young and old, need to ask yourself.
    As a long time resident in Highview Estates, I have sat on my front porch and watched many of you drive in and out of this subdivision speeding. Not just speeding, but not paying attention to what you are doing at all.

  • LETTER: Magnet, keep up the great work

    I would like to take a moment to express my thanks in the direction the Magnet has taken in the past few months. I can see a big difference in the quality of news and the support the Magnet is giving Spencer County, and I would like to say thank you and keep up the great work.
    BJ Smith
    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: General Assembly should override governor’s vetoes

    During the special session last week, the Senate created a responsible approach to solving this Medicaid budget shortfall. The House of Representatives agreed with the Senate plan and the bill was sent to the governor’s desk.
    However late Friday, March 25, as many offices were closing for the day, the governor vetoed all of the important accountability provisions and is now left with an unrestricted checkbook combined with an unlimited credit card funded with your tax dollars.

  • LETTER: Get educated about agriculture

    March 13-19 marked the annual observation of National Agriculture Week. This is an occasion when agriculture organizations try to draw attention to the importance of farmers and our agriculture industry.

  • LETTER: Bears led by example

    As we stood on the Henry County gym floor humble in defeat searching for words to express our feelings to those heartbroken young players, I said, “Thanks for a great season. We love you and, man, what a ride we had.”
    We were blessed with great young men playing their hearts out, great fans cheering their hearts out and a great community supporting us along the way with all their heart. Except for an ankle injury to one of the team leaders, we might have been cheering and playing in Rupp.

  • LETTER: Salute our community heroes

    When we think of heroes, we often think of the bravery shown by firefighters, policemen, soldiers and the citizen who jumps in Taylorsville Lake to save a drowning child. They are truly heroes.
    But I have in mind another kind of hero: the heroes who show love and compassion to the elderly and disabled who need help with daily care, special training to regain strength and functioning, intensive medical monitoring, and/or mental stimulation. Mostly, they need love, attention, respect and unconditional positive regard.

  • LETTER: Thanks from the basketball team

    On behalf of the Spencer County High School boys’ varsity basketball team and coaching staff, I would like to thank Dairy Queen of Taylorsville for hosting the meet-and-greet following our 30th District Championship win. Manager Bob Gill and his staff are to be commended for their continued support of Spencer County athletics.

  • LETTER: Believe in the Bears

    Too often we read of nothing but negativity in our community. We have lived in Spencer County for nearly 13 years, but here recently there has been a surge of community like I have never seen before in Spencer County supporting our Bears basketball team. Community members are rallying behind each other. I know some may say it is only a basketball game, but it is much more than that.