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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks for promoting Child Abuse Prevention

    The Spencer County Department of Community Based Services office and staff would like to thank the community for its support in helping to promote Child Abuse Prevention during the month of April.
    The support that the community provided in terms of displaying blue ribbons, pinwheels, and educational brochures was much appreciated.
    We look forward to many more years of community support in helping to identify and one day eliminate child abuse in the Spencer County Community.

  • EDITORIAL: County clerk is more than a bookkeeper

    Last week, a short debate on The Spencer Magnet’s Facebook page questioned if the Spencer County Clerk’s primary election results demanded top billing in last week’s paper. The answer to that question is a resounding, “Yes.”

  • COLUMN: Savor the excitement of graduation

    Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony for Hillview Academy. If all goes according to plan, I will also attend the Spencer County High School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony in Frankfort on Friday night.
    I’m just an old sap at heart (to these spry, young folks, anyway), and it doesn’t take much to get me a touch on the weepy side and feeling proud of our students.

  • COLUMN: Balanced Senate postal reform bill is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • LETTER: The truth about the EDA 'private corporation'

    This letter is being written to correct erroneous and misleading comments made in a letter from Carl Darnell that was published in the Spencer Magnet on April 18.
    That letter included some comments about what he called the EDA’s “private corporation.” The truth is that our corporation, Economic Development for Spencer County, Inc., is not now, nor was it ever, a part of the county and city Economic Development Authority.

  • LETTER: Help for families of youth with mental disorders

    The week of May 6-12 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In honor of this week, I would like to share with you an important resource that is available to families that have children with emotional and behavioral disorders and mental health disabilities.

  • LETTER: Thomas stands for conservative values

    I’m writing this in support of Thomas Massie for United States Congress. While talking to Thomas, I saw he was for the things I was for. He is a true conservative, which means he is against abortion, ObamaCare, gun control and everything that is not right in the eyes of God.

  • COLUMN: No fiddling with cell phones during government meetings

    While covering the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday, I noticed something disturbing. A couple of magistrates intermittently appeared to be typing on their cell phones during the course of the meeting.

    Now in this day of constant information flow via text messages, Facebook and Twitter, and the unwillingness to separate from one’s cell phone at all, this may not seem like a big deal.

    But this was taking place during a public meeting — in which all communication involving public business is supposed to be available to the audience.