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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Smoke alarm safety tips

    Does everyone in your home know what the smoke alarm sounds like? Did you remove the batteries when they started chirping instead of replacing them? If it did sound, would you know what to do?
    Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District is teaming up with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association during October 9-15 to let our community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!”

  • LETTER: Clerk’s audit, responses are ‘embarrassing’

    The issuance of a qualified opinion by State Auditor Crit Luallen regarding apparent inappropriate financial and accounting practices of the Spencer County Clerk’s Office is extremely disconcerting. As both an auditor and a Spencer County resident, I am disappointed that taxes paid to the county may have been misused in such a flagrantly egregious manner.

  • COLUMN: Sifting the trash – learning to ‘can it,’ not ‘toss it’

    I want to begin this article with an illustration of unity and cooperation to accomplish a goal.
    Saturday night (Sept. 24) was the Progressive Dinner as promoted and served by the business community of Main Street in Taylorsville.
    From start to finish, from beginning to end, all events went in perfect order. What we were served at each stop was delicious, be it appetizer to dessert. The hosts and hostesses and all involved were professional to the T.

  • COLUMN: End of the beginning, or beginning of the end?

    We members of the solid waste and recycling field team learn a lot from our peers and the other areas of government. Studies are made on a regular basis pertaining to the general condition of and the functioning of our various infrastructure units.

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • COLUMN: Great help deserves great thanks

    All too often, we hear the question, “Where can you find good help these days?” On Saturday night, the staff of The Spencer Magnet found a great answer.

  • COLUMN: Church break-ins present sad situations

    Last week, First Assembly of God and Plum Creek Baptist Church were linked together in our paper because they were the host churches for two Sept. 11 remembrance ceremonies.
    This week, the two churches are linked again in our newspaper for far less hopeful circumstances – each church has been a victim of burglary over the past few weeks.
    Now, we’re not saying the parties responsible are the same or that the crimes are related, but we are saying it’s a shame two of our visible, community-focused churches are victims of such acts.

  • COLUMN: Solid Waste announces fall lineup

    We will continue to test the water with our roaming recycling trailer by having it placed at the Mount Eden Fire Department site this weekend. That will be the start of our fall activities.
    Also on Saturday, volunteers are needed to make “Operation Clean Sweep” successful in clearing the trash and rubbish from the shores ofTaylorsville Lake. The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association invites all willing helpers to meet at the Possom Ridge Picnic Shelter at 8 a.m.