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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Election or popularity contest?

    This week, I am personally applauding Jack Proctor and Richard Johns, who, you may have seen, are the only two candidates who have filed, thus far, to seek a seat on the Taylorsville City Commission.
    Why am I applauding? Because they’re not playing games and waiting until the last possible second to declare their intent.
    When I’ve asked different officials in city and county government why they think most everyone is waiting until the final minute, I get the same response — they all want to see who else is running.
    Seriously?

  • LETTER: Resist politically correct intimidation

    Intimidation can be a powerful weapon. Tyrants and terrorists have long-employed intimidation in their arsenal to not only keep subjects and opponents in line, but to silence even the smallest hint of resistance.

  • LETTER: Health care law won’t bring about ‘end of days’

    While flipping through my town paper and enjoying the stories about the county fair and advice on students returning to school, I then came across a little piece about the apocalypse.  
    Nope, not those loony people who believe in the Mayan Calender or Y2K survivalist, but some man who goes with the old fire and brimstone approach that (somehow?!?) the Supreme Court ruling on the health care law will bring about the end of days.  

  • COLUMN: Hello, friends, won’t you visit with us a while?

    Well, hello there.
    Whether you’re a die-hard, faithful weekly reader of our paper or whether you’re wondering why you have a newspaper in your mailbox this week, allow me to welcome you to our back to school edition of The Spencer Magnet.
    Twice each year, our staff puts together a countywide sample — meaning our newspaper is mailed to every household in Spencer County to let you “sample” what we have to offer.

  • COLUMN: Main Street streetscape project should start soon

    A couple of weeks ago, your Historic Taylorsville Main Street Committee shared the exciting news that the long awaited Phase II Streetscape project was about to begin. The section of Main Street from the Courthouse to Jefferson Street is beginning a face-lift effort that will not only increase our pride for our beautiful town, but improve the economic viability of our downtown.

  • LETTER: A message to elected officials

    Those of you who are elected officials of Taylorsville have been chosen to represent us, the citizens of Taylorsville. We are counting on you to be a voice for us concerning all issues that may affect us.

  • LETTER: McConnell column was ‘party rhetoric’

    Form letters not allowed? Mitch McConnell’s reaction to Obamacare is a form letter.
    It is the Republican Party rhetoric or speaking points. Mitch McConnell’s statement “common-sense,” step-by-step reforms, is the RNC’s speaking points. The only problem they can’t figure out is which foot to take the first step with. In other words, they have no plan.
    As far as tax hikes, the taxes under the Obama Administration are the lowest in 30 years.

  • COLUMN: Cancer touches everyone, everywhere

    When I was 10 years old, or maybe 9, my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I didn’t know what that meant. I just knew she got really sick, really fast.
    On January 21, 1995, I lost the last of my living grandparents to this ugly disease. I remember my mom getting the phone call to come to the hospital in a hurry. I remember my dad carrying me into my great aunt’s house. I remember pretending to be asleep when my great aunt Bonnie got the call that her sister had died.