• LETTER: Count your Christmas blessings

    Everyone is getting ready for the Christmas holiday, with people running to and fro, trying to get that special gift before anyone else got it.
    But after all of this, people are not happy. This is supposed to be a time to be happy. We need to go back to that night when it was time for Mary to have her baby.
    She and Joseph had to stay in the stables for there was no room in the inn. So, when Mary had her baby, she laid him in the manger and named him Jesus.

  • LETTER: Enjoying your Christmas gifts

    Christmas is the most wonderful day of the year because it celebrates the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, but some of us think of it as a time to receive gifts.
    I’d like to ask you a question: Do you have a home, clothes to wear, food to eat, a job and family and friends who love you? If you can answer with a yes, then you are enjoying the most precious gifts that anyone could ask for, so what else would anyone need if they have all those things?

  • LETTER: Thankful for excellent care

    Recently, I was an inpatient at a local care facility in Taylorsville for rehabilitation after I fell, broke my hip and had follow-up surgery. Though I would have preferred not to have had the physical experience, I made many new friends at the care facility, friends who impacted my life in a positive way and made a difficult stretch much more tolerable.

  • LETTER: Support program is a ‘win-win for the Sheriff’s Department’

    I agree with Sheriff [Donald “Buddy”] Stump’s efforts to obtain needed equipment free from the Department of Defense (DoD).  I am a recently retired officer from the Marine Corps and my last tour of duty was as a site commander of a Marine Corps Reserve Center in Michigan.

  • LETTER: A much-needed sermon

    I will never forget the first article I wrote on the church page. I wrote it on hell. The day after it came out a person called and told me, “I read your article in The Spencer Magnet and it has been years since I heard anything like that, but I needed to hear it and I bet there are young people in our church that have never heard it, but they need to.”

  • LETTER: Our county government in action

    In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” the warden said, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” I think that our Fiscal Court judge is guilty of just that. The magistrates are in the dark as to what the judge is doing concerning Spencer County’s affairs. At some point, this had to come to a head as all infections do.

  • LETTER: Guard Duty founder says thanks for making this year’s honor ceremony a success

    Guard Duty, a local veteran and military support organization, wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude for the success of this year’s Veterans Honor Ceremonies that took place on Nov. 3.
    Guard Duty takes great joy in honoring the men and women who served in our United States Armed Forces defending our freedom and liberties. It is because of their sense of duty to our country that we have the freedom of press, the freedom of speech, religion, of assembly, the right to bear arms, and so much more that we often take for granted.

  • LETTER: Two perspectives on the presidential election

    I’m 46 years old and I have never been more disheartened or discouraged by an election than I was last week. Just typing that produces a bit of guilt however, as I’m reminded that as Christians, our hope is in Christ and we can’t let the affairs of this world distract us to the point of depression. So I’m struggling.

  • LETTER: Regardless of who won, pray for our leaders

    As I am writing this letter on Election Day, I do not know the outcome of any of the elections that are taking place across this great land. However, there is one thing that I am absolutely sure of. The political climate and tone in our country has to change if we as a people have any hope of solving the serious problems that face us, not only across the United States but also here in Spencer County.

  • LETTER: Kent Stevens for state representative

    Kent Stevens at the young age of 11 years old started working to help his family. He is a hard working man and understands what hard work is all about.
    He served as a school teacher and principal. His wife and two daughters also are school teachers.
    Our future is education and Kent Stevens believes all people deserve an education.
    He also is a man that cares abotu the people — the elderly, the working people, everyday people like himself.