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Today's Opinions

  • Legislative committees begin work for 2017

    June begins the Interim Period, a time during which legislators meet with their respective committees and monitor any issues within our scope. We also hear testimony and are informed on noteworthy topics that may require us to take action in future legislation. It is hard to believe that the 2017 session is only seven months away. Because it falls during an odd year, it will be a 30-day session that starts on Tuesday, January 3. It is already time, however, to prepare and discuss important issues facing the Commonwealth.

  • Congress ceded power to president

    In response to Jim Waters’ June 8 article:

  • From shock to frenzy

    After the shock of Sunday morning’s massacre at a night club in Orlando began to wear off, the frenzy began.
    The frenzy was not about finding out what truly happened, but centered on who could make the most political hay out of the tragedy.

  • Taxpayers deserve better

    Spencer Magnet Editorial

    When Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump called a press conference in April to announce his office would no longer be offering 24/7 patrols following a vote by the fiscal court to cut his payroll budget by nearly $100,000, he refused to give details about his schedule. Understandably, he wanted to keep those details under wraps so as not to provide a green light to criminals.

  • NRA gun policy

    Dear Editor,

    I enjoyed your article on the NRA convention and how safe it was because everyone had guns.

    I thought I heard on the news that guns and knives were not allowed in the room where our senators, our governor and Trump were speaking. What conclusion should I draw?

    Larry Lawson
    Taylorsville

  • Ali vs. Rocky

    The Greatest!

    That’s the self-imposed title Muhammad Ali gave himself early in his career, and the same title most pundits have used to describe him over the past several days in the wake of his death Friday at the age of 74.

    Ali was indeed one of the greatest to ever step into the ring. He was pure showman, able to capture and keep an audience’s attention, and he introduced a fresh, new boastfulness into the world of sports. We can debate about whether that was good or bad, but Ali made it fun.

  • From our readers - Parent thanks Spencer County educators

    I want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to the teachers, administrators and bus drivers of Spencer County who go the extra mile day in and day out. Thank you for caring and giving of your time to making our students successful. Thank you for impacting and influencing the lives of our children. It starts with our pre-school program followed by kindergarten and goes all the way thru elementary, middle and high school. You truly make a difference. You are appreciated.

  • Legislature worked to benefit veterans

    This weekend we honored the brave men and women who gave their lives for this great country. Originally referred to as “Decoration Day,” the holiday originated after the Civil War as Americans would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers each year. Following WWI it took on new significance and all of America’s wars were from then on included and observed in the holiday we now know as “Memorial Day”.