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Today's Opinions

  • School board resignation points to issues

    Last week we covered a story regarding the resignation of Spencer County Board of Education member Ange McKinney. The story began an interesting week involving people contacting the Magnet to offer their own opinions on the situation, and I understand quite a lot of chatter on social media sites like Facebook regarding the issues discussed by McKinney.

  • We need more super meetings

    Last week marked something we have not seen perhaps ever. A meeting which involved not only the Spencer County Fiscal Court and the City of Taylorsville, but also the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with State Representative James Allen Tipton who was present to be part of the very important meeting regarding the floodwall. For this “super meeting” we thought it appropriate to give kudos to the respective agencies who called this moment together.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 4 15

    Reader says “right-to-work” laws mean working for less
    The “right-to-work” law the Republicans and Chamber of Commerce are trying to get passed is not as it sounds. It is really the right to work for LESS.

  • We need more super meetings

    Last week marked something we have not seen perhaps ever. A meeting which involved not only the Spencer County Fiscal Court and the City of Taylorsville, but also the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with State Representative James Allen Tipton who was present to be part of the very important meeting regarding the floodwall. For this “super meeting” we thought it appropriate to give kudos to the respective agencies who called this moment together.

  • Superintendent thanks members of the Spencer County Board of Education

    The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Spencer County School System deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the District’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

  • How blue is our bridge in Spencer County?

    Fiscal court last week was an interesting display of what happens when elected officials focus on what they want, as opposed to what the citizens want. It was also interesting to see that for all the talk of working together, we aren’t really much closer to that goal than we were before.
    The fiscal court once again brought up the issue of the Salt River Bridge, also known as the blue bridge, but this time the magistrates appeared to be following what their constituents were asking for.

  • Legislative Update

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 16, 2015) – Greetings from Frankfort. After a busy and very productive first week of the session, we are in adjournment until February 3. Yet, we still have much work to do. The last date for new bills is Feb. 13 and that means that we are working to see what legislation needs priority and how to move forward efficiently. I have been traveling to Frankfort and meeting with the other leaders to prepare.

  • Opinion: From our readers 1 21 15

    Reader cannot support what Charlie Hebdo stands for
    I am NOT Charlie Hebdo!
    The world’s sympathy was poured out on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago after radical Islamic terrorists stormed their building and killed a number of employees, two police officers and then continued their killing spree a couple days later at a Kosher grocery store.