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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Trust us for your news, business needs

    Newspapers are essential, no doubt. The newspaper industry is strongest today in smaller communities, much like our own. One reason this is true is because we have the luxury of knowing and caring about our neighbors and the greater majority of us have beloved family members residing here, too.
    Without reservation, I’ll say that in Spencer County, the community ties are strong.

  • COLUMN: Enjoy this week's sample — on us!

    Whether you’re reading our newspaper for very first time or you’ve been a faithful subscriber for decades, let me take this opportunity to thank you for spending a part of your week with us.
    This week is a special week at The Magnet because, as you may have noticed, the three sections of this week’s paper were mailed out to every household in Spencer County.

  • COLUMN: Many accomplishments in 2013

    The 30-day session of the General Assembly concluded at midnight this past Tuesday, after two long days of hard work and bipartisan collaboration to ensure the state’s most pressing issues were addressed.

  • COLUMN: Recap: 2013 session ends

    The final two days of the 2013 session of the Kentucky General Assembly were filled with a mix of emotions ranging from frustration to exhilaration. The Republican Caucus began at 10 a.m. with a meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the Kentucky public employee pension systems; we moved quickly to the floor of the House at noon and found ourselves in recess shortly before 2 p.m. The recess would last late into the evening, little action was taken and day one ended in deep frustration the issue that had overshadowed the session would remain unresolved.

  • Spencer County High School senior project letters - 2013

    Editor’s note: Throughout the remainder of the school year, The Spencer Magnet will publish letters from Spencer County High School seniors written as part of their senior projects. The students chose their own topics and did their own research. As with all letters submitted to The Spencer Magnet, they may appear edited for space or content purposes.
     

  • Spencer County High School senior project letters - 2013

    Editor’s note: Throughout the remainder of the school year, The Spencer Magnet will publish letters from Spencer County High School seniors written as part of their senior projects. The students chose their own topics and did their own research. As with all letters submitted to The Spencer Magnet, they may appear edited for space or content purposes.
     

  • COLUMN: Ready for spring? Most of us are

    No one is indifferent to spring — at least that’s what our poll results from last week would indicate.
    While an overwhelming majority said they’re ready for sunshine and warmer weather, I’m actually surprised a whopping 12 percent of voters said they prefer the colder weather.
    Driving to work on Monday, I laughed aloud listening to radio advertisements, which had clearly been placed well ahead of time. “Spring has sprung,” they said. “It’s getting warmer,” another chimed.

  • COLUMN: Winter hangs around, but spring cleanup is coming

    The groundhog lied.
    This comment has been repeated several times the past few weeks due to the adverse weather we have had. We are much better off than our northern neighbors, but cold is still cold, especially with the wind we have had.
    That said, signups for the Spring Roadside Litter Abatement Program began Monday. Come to 220 Main Cross Street and we will assign roads and supply bags, gloves, vests and advice in equal amounts.