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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who keep us cool

    We doubt anyone will ever forget the ice storm of 2009, and most assuredly ,people will be talking about this summer of 2010, when the oppressive heat is affecting everyone. There are days that you walk outside and it feels like the sun is on fire.

    We would imagine that most residents in Spencer County are blessed with air-conditioning, but there are those who have to endure the heat and humidity, without this luxury. There are also those whose occupations require them to work ‘outside’ in these conditions.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Not in my back yard

    The acronym NIMBY has become almost a dirty word  in recent years as, more often than not, it is associated with people that are fervently opposed to progress at the expense of their back porch views and property values. Rather than being portrayed as a champion of the little guy standing up to industry, corporations or the government – Not-In-My-Back-Yard’ers are typically viewed more as self-righteous and selfish.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Well cap stopped leak, now what?

    Though they weren’t celebrating just yet, officials at BP announced Thursday a well cap had temporarily stopped the thousands of gallons of oil from leaking into the ocean.

    As of Friday afternoon it was still holding and officials announced the pressure was steadily rising. A higher pressure means more oil is staying inside the well and less is leaking out. Underwater views show the temporary success as no oil can be seen leaking. But officials aren’t ready to pop the cork on the champagne just yet and for good reason.

  • LETTER: Fix drainage, levee before building another park

    Spend baby spend is the new City of Taylorsville motto. Mayor Don Pay and Chairman John Shircliffe love spending your money for their exterior decorating. I was not aware that the federal and state governments had solved their debt problems, since grant money is being sought for a new city park.

  • LETTER: Reader appreciates Magnet’s content

    I look forward each week reading your newspaper because of your strong support for the Christian faith. Our country and its leaders are getting further and further away from our founding fathers fundamental faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And this week what a thrill it was to see on the front page of the Spencer Magnet newspaper, people being baptized in the Salt River. This is a tremendous testimony for what your newspaper stands for and a witness to its readers.

  • LETTER: Not adhering to Constitution is the problem

    Whatever happened to the “separation of powers” mandated in our Constitution? Our Founding Fathers gave us this framework because they understood that power corrupts and that those who do not understand the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Sharing memories

    Big box stores are trying to get me excited about their back-to-school sales, but – like many people – I’m still trapped in a summer daze.

  • LETTER: In response to pool company complaint

    I am writing in response to a letter I read in last week’s paper concerning the owner of Taylorsville Pools.

    We have done a lot of business with Jim Kannapel since the opening of his store and we find him to be a very nice man.

    We bought a pump for our pool back in May and had some trouble installing it. We called Jim and he immediately came to Wakefield to help.