Today's Opinions

  • National Newspaper Week

    It’s National Newspaper Week. While it’s not an occasion marked by parades or festivities, it is important to us and we hope you’ll stop for a moment and consider the valuable role newspapers play in American life.

    Here at the Spencer Magnet, we work hard to inform, record, listen and even entertain. Each week, we try to deliver news that affects you. We cover local government meetings, report on accidents, keep you abreast of local issues and let you know about important events coming up.

  • An unpleasant choice

    In just a little over a month, the presidential election should be over. I say ‘should’ because depending on who you talk to, there’s a number of schemes, conspiracies and plots being waged to rig the election, postpone the election or just outright cancel the election.

  • Chicken Little at a campus near you

    While state lawmakers attempt to rein in overspending and deal with a public-pension crisis spiraling out of control, Kentucky’s universities have figured out how to rake in even more dollars from students while spinning a narrative about Chicken Little trudging across their campuses, heading for the bell towers preparing to squawk: “This time, I really mean it! The sky is falling!”

  • Hometown pride

    One of the nice things about Spencer County is the fact that one rarely has to deal with crowds. But that might change this weekend, and we’re not complaining one bit.

    It’s a festive week in Spencer County, as the Octoberfest parade and subsequent activities get into full swing on Saturday. It’s an opportunity to celebrate life in a small town.

  • From our readers - Thanks given for recent help

    I want to thank everyone who was so kind and generous to Gerrie and I, especially Taylorsville Masonic Lodge 210 and the people in the community. I’m so grateful for the help everyone has given me.

    Thank you again.

    Neil McClain II and family
    Taylorsville, Ky

  • Too many trophies?

    In many homes here in Spencer County, as well as across the nation, you’ll find refrigerators covered with children’s art work, photos, test papers and even glowing report cards. It seems the fridge is where families often do their boasting.

    Depending on the number of children, and their performance, it doesn’t take long for many of those refrigerator doors to get covered with copies of that perfect spelling test, the newspaper clipping or the blue ribbon won at the county fair.

  • From our readers - Signs litter our county

    I would like to make a suggestion to help eliminate some road litter and clean up our county. People post signs for yard sales, garage sales, birthday parties, weddings, etc., which is fine, but quite a few of them never get removed. They eventually become detached from where they were hanging and become roadside litter.

    Most of these signs have the date of the event and the address, so why not have a time limit for when they need to be removed? Twenty-four hours after the event seems like a fair amount of time.

  • From our readers - Small gesture by football team has big impact on younger kids

    These days it seems like we hear so much about what is going wrong with our community’s young people.  Ever feel scared about what the next generation is going to be like?

    If you are ever feeling disenchanted about the youth in our community please take a moment to go watch football players help get elementary kiddos out of their cars each home game Friday.