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Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: Creating an environment for growth will create jobs

    I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

     Small business owners I have heard from in Kentucky are looking at all the uncertainty coming out of Washington and are very concerned about what the future is going to look like. They do not have the confidence they need to expand their operations.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Helping victims, lowering correction costs

     Earlier this year, I proudly sponsored Amanda’s Law in an effort to provide greater peace of mind to victims of domestic violence who have reason to fear for their safety.  Named in honor of Amanda Ross, a family friend who was murdered last September, the legislation that took effect last month gives a powerful tool to judges determined to enforce domestic violence orders that have been violated.  These offenders can now be required to be electronically monitored, at their own cost, while victims can be quickly notified if the order’s protective distance is brea

  • LETTER: What the airport was for

    The intent of an airport in Spencer County was not what you think Woodie. The intent of the airport, as I was told, was to bring some companies to Spencer County,  bring companies to service the airport, repair aviation instruments, possibly a small aircraft airframe and power unit repair center.

  • LETTER: Relay says thanks
  • LETTER: Deputies work for the taxpayers

    In response to the letter from the clearly misinformed deputies of Spencer County; The taxpayers, aka, the public would like to let the deputies know that they are not employed by Steve Coulter.  This goes for all county employees.  You work for the taxpayers.  The person your performance is judged by may authorize your pay and sign your timecard or paycheck, but it is merely a worthless piece of paper without the money that we the taxpayers back it up with and deposit regularly to cover those expenses.

  • LETTER: County lost chance with airport

    According to Woodie Cheek’s letter to the Magnet, his farm site was pulled from one of the three original priority sites “because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.”  

  • LETTER: Cheek an alarmist

    Mr. Cheek’s alarmist attitude is getting a little stale. Because of Mr. Cheek’s actions and rants, our county appears close-minded to new ideas.  I’d like to, once again, explain the series of events, if for no one else but Mr. Cheek, since he still doesn’t seem to understand.

     The Airport Board was formed from volunteers who were appointed by fiscal court to do a STUDY to see if an airport would be a good fit for our County.

  • 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.