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Today's Opinions

  • Must. Get. More. Sleep.

    I am not an exemplary figure when it comes to good sleeping habits. In the past, and even sometimes now, I sleep whenever I can. I also tend to be a night owl and a morning zombie, so the idea of early to bed and early to rise is one I am working to embrace, but I definitely have progress to make in that area.

  • Must. Get. More. Sleep.

    I am not an exemplary figure when it comes to good sleeping habits. In the past, and even sometimes now, I sleep whenever I can. I also tend to be a night owl and a morning zombie, so the idea of early to bed and early to rise is one I am working to embrace, but I definitely have progress to make in that area.

  • COLUMN: This week’s paper is on us

    Many of you were surprised when you went to your mailboxes and found today’s edition of the Spencer Magnet. And, don’t worry – you will not be receiving a bill for this edition – because this one is on us!
    It is important to us to do whatever we can to see that everyone has access to today’s issue because it not only contains our regular A and B sections, but it also has a C section that focuses on health, and it includes our annual Easter section.

  • LETTER: Volunteerism articles ‘some of the best’

    I, as well as other readers, have appreciated the series about Spencer County services and volunteerism that Deanna Godman has written, including stories on the mentoring program at Spencer Elementary, the Spencer County Family Resource Center and the Life Long Learning Center.
    I have learned more in the past months about what services and volunteer opportunities are available to our residents than I had been previously aware of.
    The extra research and interviews with those involved have made these articles some of the best in The Spencer Magnet.

  • LETTER: Bloomfield’s ‘romantic tragedy’

    I would like to add to Mr. Watson’s “Historic Pathways” article, “A Bloomfield ‘romantic tragedy’ ” [from last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet]. Solomon P. Sharp was born in a log cabin that became the home of my grandparents. William T. Duncan, my granddaddy, built his house around the cabin that still stands today.
    Solomon was one of 10 children. The Sharps moved to Simpson County, then Solomon later entered politics.

  • LETTER: Sheriff’s department has standards

    After multiple incidents involving wanton endangerment, menacing and speeding by adults while driving my daughter to Spencer County Middle, I finally had to resort to making a criminal complaint against one individual (who I had to track down with the polite help of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and his staff). This is all because a Taylorsville officer, following the chief of police and Mayor Don Pay’s policy, refused to implement a simple written report.

  • LETTER: Local business owner upset with Planning and Zoning

    My name is Carmin Gaines, and I am one of the owners of Elmar’s BP in Elk Creek. We legally obtained a permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission for our gas price sign, which you may have noticed has been taken down, thanks to our local commission.
    Three weeks after the sign was in place, Planning and Zoning revoked the permit saying the sign was too large.

  • LETTER: Thanks for donation

    On behalf of the social studies, math, English, and science departments at Spencer County High School, we would like to thank Becky House and Spencer County Physical Therapy for their generous donation of paper.  This has made our lives so much easier and less stressful in the final months of school.
    Melita Drake, social studies department chair
    Teri Harpool, math department chair
    Kim Cook, English department chair
    Melanie Wise, science department chair