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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: ‘I want to be like Mikie’

    I am writing this letter in honor of my granddaughter, “Mikie.” She cannot deny or defend because her words are lost forever.
    Only the family and friends are left to hear comments and whispers and accusations made by not knowing.
    Apparently some decided she had been glorified in her death, so it was their duty or obligation to put her in her place. I guess the media agreed — they were the ones who called, texted anyone they could to find out more and more. One media outlet even went as far as sneaking a camera in a camo bag into the funeral.

  • EDITORIAL: Revive plans for disc golf course

    How many times have you heard someone say there just isn’t anything for young people to do in Spencer County? Outside of rec league sports and extra-curricular activities at school, the options are pretty limited.
    Our hope is that something happens — and fast — to resuscitate the disc golf course originally planned to be open by now at Taylorsville Lake State Park.
    Many Spencer Countians aren’t familiar with the game of disc golf and a lot will dismiss it because it’s unfamiliar.

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: The facts from Frankfort

    Whether you are a legislator or a voter, it is always helpful to be like Paul Harvey and have the rest of the story.
     
    Another interesting week in Frankfort that has left voters wondering what is going on and what is going to happen.
     

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Miss Brady goes to Frankfort

    Madison Brady was a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Elementary in Bardstown. We first met when I was in Betty Carol Riley’s classroom last fall talking about America’s system of government — representative Democracy. Madison listened closely, especially when I said that any of them could come up and be a page in the Capitol during a legislative session.

  • LETTER: Recent story was ‘prime example of sensational journalism’

    This letter will express my disappointment with the media and especially our hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet. The article (from Feb. 22), “Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash,” had no place on the top front page.
    It’s a prime example of sensational journalism for profit of selling papers with no regard for the parents, community and reputation of two wonderful children.
    Enough is enough. [It was] another article printed at the expense of other peoples’ misery.

  • LETTER: Learning a life lesson

    Everyday we watch and read about people dying. Honestly, I didn’t think much about death. Some people probably would say the same thing. Some people may say, “I don’t need to worry because I know where I am going when it comes my time.”
    Well keep this question in mind, “do you need to worry about others and where they are going when they die, or even where you’re going when you die?”

  • COLUMN: Recent storms make us look back and ahead

    We have just witnessed a disaster similar to the April 1974 storms that roared through the central part of the United States.
    The destruction is beyond belief. Loss of life for the acts of nature. Memories that will last a lifetime. But the American spirit will again lift us back into a normal routine for living that will last till the next event.
    We were very lucky here in Spencer County. Some pictures taken from Taylorsville show a very large probable twister in a huge black cloud passing overhead. Had it touched down, it could have been destructive.

  • EDITORIAL: Residents deserve a storm shelter

    Spencer County as a whole was pretty fortunate to come away from Friday’s storms in as good a shape as it did, and for that we are very thankful.
    The overall sentiment seems to be that things could have been a lot worse, and unfortunately for some of our fellow Kentuckians, things got a lot worse.