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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Balanced Senate postal reform bill is best solution

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan S 1789 to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House. Both postal unions and USPS want more for their side, and some Republicans mistakenly believe the bill burdens taxpayers.
    Unfortunately, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul both bought into that logic and opposed S 1789.

  • LETTER: The truth about the EDA 'private corporation'

    This letter is being written to correct erroneous and misleading comments made in a letter from Carl Darnell that was published in the Spencer Magnet on April 18.
    That letter included some comments about what he called the EDA’s “private corporation.” The truth is that our corporation, Economic Development for Spencer County, Inc., is not now, nor was it ever, a part of the county and city Economic Development Authority.

  • LETTER: Help for families of youth with mental disorders

    The week of May 6-12 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. In honor of this week, I would like to share with you an important resource that is available to families that have children with emotional and behavioral disorders and mental health disabilities.

  • LETTER: Thomas stands for conservative values

    I’m writing this in support of Thomas Massie for United States Congress. While talking to Thomas, I saw he was for the things I was for. He is a true conservative, which means he is against abortion, ObamaCare, gun control and everything that is not right in the eyes of God.

  • COLUMN: No fiddling with cell phones during government meetings

    While covering the Spencer County Fiscal Court Monday, I noticed something disturbing. A couple of magistrates intermittently appeared to be typing on their cell phones during the course of the meeting.

    Now in this day of constant information flow via text messages, Facebook and Twitter, and the unwillingness to separate from one’s cell phone at all, this may not seem like a big deal.

    But this was taking place during a public meeting — in which all communication involving public business is supposed to be available to the audience.

  • COLUMN: Catch onto the recycling spring fever

    Today, as I write, it is 80 degrees outside. Yesterday, it was 50.
    The tree pollen is heavy, vegetation is growing like crazy. My sinuses are killing me. Welcome to spring.
    We have been forced to dodge showers to pick up the litter along our roads, but a lot of progress has been made. I am proud of the effort being put into the project. Anything, including a roadway, looks better when it is clean. It is making a great improvement to the appearance of our county.

  • LETTER: Driver says thank you for help in crash

    Editor’s note: Aimee M. (Rohr) Jewell is the driver of the car that collided with a school bus two weeks ago.

    To those who assisted: I’m indebted to you and wanted to tell each and every one of you that were there, from those who helped my daughter to those who helped me to the EMS staff that responded to the call, thank you.

  • LETTER: Reader says Hesselbrock has earned her vote

    After reading last week’s letter to the editor, I opened the 2010 State Auditor’s report concerning the Spencer County Clerk’s Office. Two things came to mind after reading the report.
    First, why hasn’t the mishandled money been paid back to the county as the State Auditor requested? It seems to me that enough time has passed and the funds due to the county should be paid in full by now.