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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Jenkins had the opportunity

    While watching National Geographic “Wild Kingdom,” recently it sparked my thoughts to Spencer County government.  The made-for-television special was about lions being the kings of the jungle and naturally my ideas jumped to our own jungle cat, “King KACo.”  Now deep in indulgence I referred my energy to our state’s auditors final investigation of KACo and our judge.  After reading it again, I still find it hard to believe elected officials would do what they have accomplished.

  • LETTER: Voters, take off the blinders

    I’m so glad my letter to the editor received feed back from someone a few months ago.

    I would like to say that slander is a word used when the truth has not been told about an individual or company...etc.

    You are correct; the first amendment gives us our freedom of speech. So in turn that gives you the right to call me a minority, backward thinking, and yes I can’t forget a hypocrite too.

    But really, maybe you need to know someone before the name calling starts or you decide to cast that vote.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Little Mount Baptist fall festival

    We’ve just completed another successful fall festival, making this another beautiful day for our church and community. We celebrated a day filled with fun activities for children, yard sales, good food and spiritually uplifting gospel and country music.

    Without the support of many individuals and businesses, the festival would not have been possible. The festival committee would like to thank the community for the support shown to us. No donation or act of kindness was small, each made a big impact on our success.

  • LETTER: Using children to sell alcohol?

    I find it appalling that city officials feel justified using school children in their efforts to legalize additional liquor sales in Taylorsville.

    How else should we interpret the comments in last week’s Magnet regarding the city commission’s effort to have Taylorsville reclassified as a fourth-class city?

    According to the paper, the city’s attorney, Dudley Dale, summarized that the new designation wouldn’t mean a lot to the community, other than increasing the flow of alcohol.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Moving memories

    Yesterday was bittersweet for this small Magnet staff. After nearly 800 issues, we published our last newspaper in the Charles Warren Building Tuesday afternoon. Today, we will be moving our office a few hundred yards up Main St. to a quaint, two-story white house located across from First Baptist Church.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Placing American security at risk

    The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.

  • LETTER: Equal time is fair play

    I would love to know who is in charge of determining what sport is more important than the next in Spencer County.

    My daughters play volleyball for the middle school. I know that most people aren’t as interested in volleyball as they are basketball or football, but there is only one gym in the Spencer County Middle School and it should be shared.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Stopping the flip-flopping

    It will undoubtedly become known as the great tree debate. City commissioners wrangling for an hour over whether or not to plant trees. First, deciding to go through with the project – only to take a one-eighty before the night was over.

    Not many of you were there to witness it, so let me break it down from the beginning of this telling tree story.