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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks for making bean supper a success

    The Spencer County Democratic Group hosted its Annual Democratic Bean Supper at the VFW in Taylorsville on Friday.  So many people helped to make this event a huge success, and I thank each and every one of you. 
    Food for the event was catered by Abbi Nation, Ruth Stamper, Judy McClain, Kim Stump, Karen Curtsiger, Diane Sheeley, Jill and Darrell Herndon, Hilda Snider, Doug Williams, Bonnie Downs, Berttye Sue Brown, Hope Selby, Jane Schultz, Randy Wise, Danny Norton, and Bonnie Ochs.

  • COLUMN: Oh, deer! Tips to drive safely this fall

    It might sound crazy, but I’m blaming my car’s Monday morning flat tire on a deer.
    No, it’s antlers didn’t puncture a hole in my tire, and it didn’t get mad and stomp in the tire with its hooves, but I have to blame the flat tire on something and the deer just fits the bill.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, deer are on the move throughout Kentucky in November because autumn has finally arrived and deer hunting season is still pending.

  • COLUMN: Set a goal to reduce, reuse, recycle in 2012

    As a big ol’ united world, we set a record Oct. 31. Not only did we celebrate Halloween, we passed a landmark by going over 7 billion people inhabiting our planet. Should we also throw a party for this epic event? I think we need to look at the existing facts of life.
    Of all the existing water sources in the world, only one percent is fit for human use in its present state. Our current fueling systems are polluting the air, and depleting our natural resources. And, in the U.S., we have a serious infrastructure problem.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Start eating healthy!

    Today is Start Eating Healthy Day. On this day, the American Heart Association encourages families and organizations to make small changes to incorporate healthier food choices and increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition.
    Start Eating Healthy Day is about building good cardiovascular health through making great lifestyle choices and emphasizing the benefits of a proper diet.
    The association urges people to focus on food – choosing nutritious items and preparing them in ways that promote heart health.

  • LETTER: County clerk ‘has worn out her welcome’

    I don’t usually write letters to the paper, but in this case I just couldn’t help myself. I have read several issues of The Spencer Magnet reporting on County Clerk Judy Puckett, and I must say I am absolutely appalled at the fact that she still holds an office.
    I have met Judy on several occasions and I have to say she is a rude public official.
    With this money situation, I mean, what kind of person have we elected?  She doesn’t even clerk fiscal court meetings any longer, which is part of her job, and seems to hardly ever be in the office.

  • COLUMN: Polls, Halloween and Election Day

    If you’ll notice, just a bit to your right, we have the results of this week’s poll question. Granted it’s not exactly a controversial topic, we still didn’t get very many votes this week.
    It doesn’t take a mathematical genius to see that, ahem, one-third of our voters were dressing up for Halloween and two-thirds were not.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Cutting Saturday delivery no answer to USPS dilemma

    To ensure its future the United States Postal Service (USPS) must do more than seek short-term fixes to its long-term financial problems. Year after year, the United States Postal Service continues to raise postal rates to cover its growing expenses without adequately addressing its significant underlying organizational and operational issues. Instead it is offering to cut service by eliminating Saturday mail delivery.

  • COLUMN: Introducing and adding solid waste goals

    We have now completed our state-managed waste tire amnesty program of 2011. It started on a wet note, but, although windy, Friday and Saturday were much better than they could have been. I do not have a final tally, but Martin Tire Service hauled several trailer loads to the shredder.
    We now have a four-year wait until our name comes up again, so please make a note to dispose of any scrap tires you may accumulate in a proper manner. It seems that Simpson Creek will have to be added to Salt River on our list of waste tire contaminated streams in Spencer County.