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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Learn lessons from yesterday to preserve the future

    Today, we live in a society that has access to every and any product you can imagine. We tote items to Goodwill stores, to missions, most churches have clothing centers, the list is endless.
    A lot of items, if torn, dented, bent, faded, or otherwise less than perfect is, if not given away, trashed in some manner.
    I am not the oldest man on the planet by far, but my growing up period started a little before the start of World War II.

  • LETTER: Over the top kindness … and thank you

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity recently completed two spring fundraising events. We held our first yard sale in May and the Seventh Annual Golf Scramble on June 2.  At the yard sale we hoped there would be some who would donate items to sell and some who would stop by to purchase. But the number of people who called to offer donations and the yard sale shoppers who often said, “Just keep the change,” were kindnesses that allowed us to raise over $800.

  • COLUMN: Water customers deserved more thought from city

    What’s the old saying? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
    Well, shame on me.
    When the Taylorsville City Commission decided last week to postpone its first reading of the 2012-2013 budget so that commissioners could look into some of the matters brought up as a result of a public hearing last week, I think many attending that meeting felt a slight glimmer of hope.
    You can count me in that group.

  • COLUMN: Main Street is a treasure of Taylorsville

    One of the great treasures of Spencer County is the historic Main Street of Taylorsville.  Whether you were privileged to grow up and spend all your life in this community or whether your came from elsewhere and “adopted” this area, you can’t help but love the history and beauty of this almost stereotypical American small town.

  • LETTER: County water customers shouldn’t pay for rate increase

    Attention fellow county and city water customers: we need to stop the water rate increase to county customers.
    In order to support my feeling that we, the county water customers, should not have a rate increase to correspond with the increase from the City of Louisville Water Co., I am doing an extensive open records request of four years of city financial statements including budgets, three years of CPA’s audits, water rate ordinances, compensation of elected officials ordinances, minutes of regular and special meetings and other records.

  • 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.