Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: What airport issue was really about

    When the airport issue hit Spencer County, it was not about anyone’s backyard as much as it was the wrong thing for the wrong purpose.  Our family farm’s potential runway site was immediately pulled from one of the three original priority sites because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.

  • LETTER: Deputies staying with Coulter
  • LETTER: Fire department not soliciting for money

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District is not soliciting any donations.  The phone calls being made in our community are on behalf of the Louisville Professional Firefighters Union.  This is in no way associated with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District.

    Nathan B. Nation

    Chief of Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire


  • LETTER: Drug bust too close to home

    I’m sure by now we have all read the paper or heard of the drug bust in Allen Place North subdivision. I’m in total agreement with Robin Bass. Not in my backyard.

    My wife and I are embarrassed and frustrated that something like this could happen so close to home. We don’t have children at home but do have grand children who visit on occasion; we care about your children and grand children.

  • LETTER: Project Graduation thankful for donations

    Many companies, organizations and individuals, along with several students, their parents and family members are responsible for making the 2010 Project Graduation a success.

    Thanks to everyone who gave at road blocks, donation buckets and supported the various senior fundraisers throughout the year. You’ve proven again how much you care about your community and value our students.

    Special thanks again to the following for their exceptionally generous gifts:

  • LETTER: Paul IS mindful of Kentucky's needs

    I’m writing in response to the article by Amanda Van Benschoten last week and her concerns about Rand Paul, candidate for US Senate from Kentucky.

    Amanda, your article titled “Paul must be mindful of Kentucky’s needs” points out how completely out of touch you are about Kentucky’s needs and indeed what the needs of an entire nation are.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Neighborhood watch groups in works

    Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking about some important issues in the City – from Blockwatch neighborhoods and motorized wheelchair visibility, to the new sewer expansion project and the Floodwall/Houston Court project. 

    Last summer I met with residents of Pin Oak, Highview, Early Wyne, and Old Town about establishing Blockwatch neighborhoods.  The support for this concept was overwhelming.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS: Just a sample...enjoy

    It may seem hard to believe, but August is already here and schools will be back in session next week. Teachers, parents, students, and countless others have been working diligently to get everything ready for the 2010-2011 school year. And, at the Spencer Magnet, we too, have been working hard to put together this edition of our newspaper because it is one of our most important issues - a gift that we enjoy giving to you.