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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: There’s more than one way to destroy a nation from within

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, video evidence must warrant a book. It’s a book the Obama administration recommended to members of Congress and the American people last week as the president and those in his circle made the plea for military strikes against the Syrian government in the wake of gas attacks they allegedly carried out on citizens of that country.

  • EDITORIAL: Frustrations run high all around

    This week, we’re frustrated — with everyone and everything, it seems. So frustrated, in fact, that we’re not exactly sure with whom we’re most frustrated. But we’ll name a top three:

  • LETTER: Thanks for making Health fair/Readifest a success

    The Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank everyone, who participated in our Annual Health Fair/Readifest.  
    Definitely, our community collaborated to serve our children and families for this school year.  We have sponsored with many other agencies throughout the years to provide free health screenings, health resources and information, fitness demonstrations, and free school supplies.
    This year we had at least 1,200 people attend this event at Spencer County Elementary School.

  • LETTER: Thanks from the TSCFD

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, I would like to say thank you for making our 100th Anniversary a huge success.

  • LETTER: Public servants can get a lot accomplished

    What is a public servant? I believe a public servant is one who walks with God.
    I remember when I was out in sin, the things that meant most to me always referred back to what I could do to promote my own agenda. After I accepted Jesus, I had a different outlook on life. This outlook was to serve Jesus first of all, then Jesus would give me direction to serve others.
    A few weeks ago, one of the girls who worked in my office, said, “Junior, why don’t you run for judge again, we would go in there and give the people a 75 percent tax cut.”

  • EDITORIAL: Being 'bad guys' doesn't make us bad people

    Sometimes reporters get bad reputations as ruthless diehards who will do anything to get a story, and a lot of times, they have to be.
    But things here at The Spencer Magnet, as well as at hundreds of smaller weeklies across the country, are a little different.
    We become ingrained in the community.
    Though some people look at me as though I’m still “not from around here,” it’s more common for someone to ask why I wasn’t at this or that event than for someone to ask me why I am there.

  • LETTER: Use local assets to better community

    Use local assets to better community

    I just wanted to respond to Ashley Scoby’s editorial in the Aug. 14 issue of the Magnet.
    Ashley gave us invaluable insight into some of the problems with this county. Her editorial was not mean-spirited, but was a concise appraisal and we should pay attention.
    In a few short months, she clearly saw the good and bad of Spencer County. She couldn’t have been more to the point and I admire her honesty. It is up to us to take it from there.

  • COLUMN: 'Squeak' for change on Ky. 44

    Three accidents occurred on Saturday within eight hours of each other and probably within fewer than eight feet of each other.
    Two motorcycles and an SUV fell victim to a sharp drop-off along Ky. 44 West inside of city limits heading out of Taylorsville.
    This roadway — the twisty, turning Ky. 44 — has been on the state’s “schedule” for years. Several phases of the project have been completed, but none of those phases entails construction or implementation.