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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: ‘Let our elected officials take care of business’

    I am at a serious loss as I sit here and read about [the July 2] Fiscal Court meeting. Why is it that Lawrence Trageser continually has his nose in the wrong place. This man seems to have nothing better to do than to torment county officials. Why are we putting up with this?
    Apparently this man has an issue with everything that goes on in Spencer County except the fire department at the moment. He seems to have befriended members of the department.

  • EDITORIAL: Troubling trend stifles open government

    A troubling trend is emerging from city and county government officials of increased difficulty and decreased transparency for citizens to voice concerns and request information from their local government. That is unsettling to us here at The Spencer Magnet.

  • LETTER: Elected officials should seek answers in the right places

    I believe some of our Fiscal Court members are listening to the wrong people. I ask each one of you to watch out for these people who are trying to keep your court confused and a racket going in your court. Be sure and take a look and see how much these kind of people have to gain.
    Some may want to run for your job. Some may be trying to force you to vote for their special interest. Some may be trying to get you to support someone running for office. It could be any one of these things.

  • EDITORIAL: More miscommunication breeds missed opportunity for July Fourth

    What a debacle.
    Who would have thought we’d address the lack of a fireworks display in Spencer County on our opinion page for two weeks in a row?
    Last week, we sought out to bring you information about some sort of fireworks display in the community. In the end, we went looking for a display that didn’t exist.

  • EDITORIAL: Fireworks plans fizzle, don't sizzle

    Editor's note: Marina owner Javan Montgomery said Friday afternoon that there will be no public fireworks display at the marina. Montgomery said any previously circulating information about a public fireworks display was incorrect.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with free sports physicals

    I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Thomas Crain and Becky House for once again providing free KHSAA sport physicals for the student athletes of Spencer County. We had a record 97 participants this year.
    I also appreciate that staff members Debbie Hardin and Lisa Walls also gave freely of their time.
    Lady Bears volleyball Coach Wendy Elder, Lady Bears basketball coach Lisa Smith, Grizzly basketball coach Logan Dunbar, parents Connie Devine, Paula Cox and Amy Lear also helped to run stations at the clinic.
    Teresa Pfeiffer
    Spencer County

  • LETTER: 'Appaled' at local government

    After moving to Taylorsville less than three years ago, I have had my eyes opened wide to the way our local government operates. Like many of you, I was not an active participant in politics, short of browsing The Courier Journal to see where each candidate stood on the issues so that I could make a somewhat-informed choice on election day.

  • LETTER: County improvements should be highlighted

    For the past 18 months, I have watched our Spencer County Judge-Executive Bill Karrer work at his job way beyond 40 hours a week. This is not just a job for him, but a passion to do what is right for the taxpayers of Spencer County. He is a good man. He uses an abundance of honesty, integrity, professionalism and a careful thought process in the day-to-day business that is Spencer County. Unfortunately, many of the wonderful improvements made in the county in the past year have not been reported. They have been over-shadowed.