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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Senior class says, "thanks"

    The Senior Class of 2010 would like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Chili Supper such a success! Hats off to all the parents that helped for their tremendous hard work.

    The Chili Supper wouldn’t be possible without the help of Robin Adcock and Lissi Petersen. These two ladies donated their time and cooked all the chili for us and we also should mention that we had rave reviews on the chili this year.

  • LETTER: Soldiers to benefit from candy buyback

    We would like to say thanks for the support and donations during our “Candy Buyback Treats For The Troops” event November 2. The event was a huge success!

     We collected over 420 lbs. of candy and it is in the process of being sent to our troops. We enjoyed handing out flashing toothbrushes, popcorn, drinks and prizes to all who attended. The weather was great and everyone had a lot of fun.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Apology needed?

    Apologizes may mean something on school playgrounds, but what do they really say in the labyrinth of politics?

     Magistrate John Riley has now asked twice for Judge Executive David Jenkins to say he is sorry for the extravagant, and sometimes questionable, spending while serving as the 2008 Kentucky Association of Counties president. The statewide media coverage of Jenkins’ actions has been an embarrassment for Spencer County, Riley has said, and residents in this community deserve not only an explanation, but an appeal for their forgiveness.

  • LETTER: Grateful for help with veterans event

    Last Saturday’s weather for Guard Duty’s fourth annual Veterans Celebration was glorious but not as wonderful as the support that came out to honor our veterans from our community!

  • LETTER: Progressive Dinner a success

    I would like to personally thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Progressive Dinner such a success!  Hats off to the volunteers for their tremendous effort.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Kentucky’s obligation is to children

    Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

     One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that. Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

     One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle, head on, one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: lack of health insurance.

  • LETTER: Suggestion for Magnet

    I am an educator in the Spencer County school system. Something I’m adamant about is instilling in my students the importance of reading and being informed about things going on in the world.

    I believe the Spencer Magnet does an excellent job of trying to keep its readers aware of the news in our area and beyond our community.