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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Volunteerism articles ‘some of the best’

    I, as well as other readers, have appreciated the series about Spencer County services and volunteerism that Deanna Godman has written, including stories on the mentoring program at Spencer Elementary, the Spencer County Family Resource Center and the Life Long Learning Center.
    I have learned more in the past months about what services and volunteer opportunities are available to our residents than I had been previously aware of.
    The extra research and interviews with those involved have made these articles some of the best in The Spencer Magnet.

  • LETTER: Bloomfield’s ‘romantic tragedy’

    I would like to add to Mr. Watson’s “Historic Pathways” article, “A Bloomfield ‘romantic tragedy’ ” [from last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet]. Solomon P. Sharp was born in a log cabin that became the home of my grandparents. William T. Duncan, my granddaddy, built his house around the cabin that still stands today.
    Solomon was one of 10 children. The Sharps moved to Simpson County, then Solomon later entered politics.

  • LETTER: Sheriff’s department has standards

    After multiple incidents involving wanton endangerment, menacing and speeding by adults while driving my daughter to Spencer County Middle, I finally had to resort to making a criminal complaint against one individual (who I had to track down with the polite help of Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump and his staff). This is all because a Taylorsville officer, following the chief of police and Mayor Don Pay’s policy, refused to implement a simple written report.

  • LETTER: Local business owner upset with Planning and Zoning

    My name is Carmin Gaines, and I am one of the owners of Elmar’s BP in Elk Creek. We legally obtained a permit from the Planning and Zoning Commission for our gas price sign, which you may have noticed has been taken down, thanks to our local commission.
    Three weeks after the sign was in place, Planning and Zoning revoked the permit saying the sign was too large.

  • LETTER: Thanks for donation

    On behalf of the social studies, math, English, and science departments at Spencer County High School, we would like to thank Becky House and Spencer County Physical Therapy for their generous donation of paper.  This has made our lives so much easier and less stressful in the final months of school.
    Melita Drake, social studies department chair
    Teri Harpool, math department chair
    Kim Cook, English department chair
    Melanie Wise, science department chair

  • LETTER: Reminder: April is child abuse prevention month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering.  In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime.  No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • COLUMN: Hold, please. Yes, I'd like fries with that.

    One morning last week, I went through a local drive-through for a much needed cup of coffee (heavily flavored, of course).
    As it was a particularly sunny morning, I was wearing my sunglasses – probably the ones atop my head in the photo to the right. As I approached the window, I did as I normally do and positioned my sunglasses just as they are in this photo.

  • LETTER: County has more pressing issues than county clerk

    Where did Spencer Countians’ respect for each other go?
    I have not even read the weekly edition of The Spencer Magnet, but I can tell you that I really don’t have to. From going to the local grocery store, dollar store, bank and hardware store, I know what it holds.
    From lips of discouraged citizens to ears of discouraged citizens, I have heard enough.
    To Judy Puckett and the people that work for the clerk, I apologize that you are having to go through this.