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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: No need for ‘details’ in last week’s paper

    It is with much anticipation that I look forward to reading The Spencer Magnet every week when it is delivered to our home. Unfortunately, this week’s edition was a cause for much concern on my part.
    The headline of the paper was naturally an eye-catcher, but reading the entire article about the actions of a sex offender who resides in Spencer County was enough to turn one’s stomach.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with charity softball game

    The fifth Annual 97.5 WAMZ St. Jude Charity Softball Game at Ray Jewell Park in Taylorsville was Saturday, Aug. 11. After a great effort by the Shelburne team, the WAMZ Country Hamz came out with the win 33-29.
    The team raised a season high total of $4,295 this year, which makes our five-year total over $10,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    Special thanks to so many who contributed in different ways to help make the St. Jude Charity Softball Game a huge success.

  • LETTER: Help sought with floodwall

    To the property owners in the Spencer County Kentucky Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1, this is a an appeal for help. I am, at this time, working to prevent our floodwall from receiving an unacceptable rating.
    Please call 502-817-3990 with questions and offers of help.
    Tell your fellow property owner to call. They may not see this request.

    Robert Smith
    Floodwall Commissioner
    Taylorsville

  • 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.