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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Take blinders off

    I am very concerned that some people in our county wear blinders – the ones that give you tunnel vision so you never notice what is going on other than what is right in front of you.

    Not being able to see the entire picture distorts your image and ability to make good decisions. We have people running for office that have no experience, no education and no qualifications to hold the office of county judge executive, etc.

    One candidate can not settle his own financial problems without filing bankruptcy.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cats, carnivals and baseball

    I remember many years ago a popular TV show called Rawhide starring a very young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates.  The show centered around the adventures of a bunch of cowboys out west on a cattle drive.  Every year, for the past four years, we have had our own version.  I call it “The Great Taylorsville CAT’L Roundup”.  Not cattle, but cats.

  • LETTER: Candidate responds to letter

    Birdie, you are correct, I do not judge myself.  I leave that up to my family, my friends and judgment day.  Nobody else matters.  No, I take that back.  All children matter.  And, that is why I have become so politically critical in the last few years.

     I spend a lot of time reading the paper, working on the internet and listening to the news.  I report what I hear, read, and see.  Along with my research, I only write about what I find and is reported.

  • LETTER: Upcoming Project Graduation events

    The senior and parents of Spencer County High School’s Class of 2010 are working very hard to raise funds for Project Graduation. Graduation and Project Graduation will be held this year May 29.

    This post party is designed for all seniors to have a drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free night in a safe, supervised environment filled with food, games, events and prizes. We are committed to providing this evening to our graduating class as they celebrate this achievement together.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Kill Saturday mail? Not so fast

    National media report that Saturday mail delivery may go the way of the milk wagon, and that a wide majority of Americans think that’s ok.

    Hold on.

    Congress must act first, and that is not likely to happen soon. Some Congressional leaders worry about trimming mail service, even if only 35 percent of people surveyed by Gallup last summer disapprove.

    Poll results are guided by the way questions are asked. They don’t give a full picture. Knowing that, Congress is not yet ready to decide.

  • LETTER: 'Bad behavior' by judge-executive

    Enough is enough! 

    While the country struggles to re-write it’s ethics code, our county judge executive continued his fall from grace last weekend.  He added to his misuse of the Kentucky Association of Counties credit cards, by being arrested by the state police near Fisherville for drunk driving!

    How bad must his behavior get? 

    He has made Spencer County the laughing stock of the Louisville Metro area.  He has shrugged off every misconduct and now dares to run for re-election!

  • LETTER: Unhappy with all but Drury

    The Spencer Magnet reads like everyone is running for something this election year.

    The candidate John Riley seems like he is in no hurry to say his two cents worth. Is that because he has already said too much? He had to go for the insurance premium tax.

    Woodie Cheek does not have to be elected for he is already a judge. He judges everyone but himself.

  • LETTER: Jenkins 'needs help'

    Fortunately, a possible tragedy was avoided due to the “one law fits all” policy of the Kentucky State Police.

    Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins could have severely injured you or someone you love while driving drunk.

    Sympathy should be reserved for those that do not have control over their actions. Once again, he will say, “I did nothing wrong.”

    Hopefully, political favors will not be given by the county attorney.