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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: What is Spencer County to you?

    Each year in September, The Spencer Magnet publishes a resource directory or county guide of sorts called “This is Spencer County: Where families live, work and play.”
    This year, we’re hoping to add to that guide and we want your help. All you have to do is answer one simple question: what is Spencer County to you?
    What are the things in this beloved community that keep you here or remind you that you’re home?

  • LETTER: Fiscal Court works together for the community

    In my lifetime, I have served on many local, state, national and even international boards. With that experience, I would like to share a little insight that should bring a falsehood to an abrupt halt.
    There are those who think our current Fiscal Court members do not like each other or that we do not get along. During all my years of experience, I have never worked with a group of individuals who are more compassionate about doing the right thing for their constituents than our current Fiscal Court members.

  • COLUMN: Olympians come from families like ours

    As Sunday night came to a close, my heart grew a little sad. The 2012 Olympics were over, and now we have to wait another four years to witness the type of greatness we got to see daily for two weeks.
    These athletes, from all over the globe, are truly world-class, some might even say they’re heroic, but I contend that what makes them so great — well, most of them — is that they’re human.

  • COLUMN: Think before you throw away

    Every five years the State Division of Waste Management requires each county to prepare a projected five-year plan based on how the last five-year plan worked.
    I am sure we are all aware of the different problems people faced over the past half of a decade. Jobs lost, plants closed, cut-backs at most levels of our environment.

  • LETTER: Reader calls out Karrer, newspaper

    The editorial published July 11, with no author listed, seems to be lacking in complete fair and impartial journalism. The quote “While we applaud the judge for trying to keep the court on task and to stop those who wish to publicly berate and belittle our public officials...”  Are you joking with the readers?
    Bill Karrer has called the Taylorsville mayor’s actions stupid and referred to specific taxpayers and officials as cowards, terrorists, bullies, etc., and The Spencer Magnet gives Karrer a free pass.

  • COLUMN: Election or popularity contest?

    This week, I am personally applauding Jack Proctor and Richard Johns, who, you may have seen, are the only two candidates who have filed, thus far, to seek a seat on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Why am I applauding? Because they’re not playing games and waiting until the last possible second to declare their intent.
    When I’ve asked different officials in city and county government why they think most everyone is waiting until the final minute, I get the same response — they all want to see who else is running.
    Seriously?

  • LETTER: Resist politically correct intimidation

    Intimidation can be a powerful weapon. Tyrants and terrorists have long-employed intimidation in their arsenal to not only keep subjects and opponents in line, but to silence even the smallest hint of resistance.

  • LETTER: Health care law won’t bring about ‘end of days’

    While flipping through my town paper and enjoying the stories about the county fair and advice on students returning to school, I then came across a little piece about the apocalypse.  
    Nope, not those loony people who believe in the Mayan Calender or Y2K survivalist, but some man who goes with the old fire and brimstone approach that (somehow?!?) the Supreme Court ruling on the health care law will bring about the end of days.