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Today's Opinions

  • EPA water rules over the top

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect streams and wetlands that we depend on for our health, communities, and economy.

  • From our readers: Thanks for taking stand against abortion

    It is so refreshing to have a newspaper editor come forward and lay out the truth on something as important as the current abortion debate. Watching the clips of the Planned Parenthood meeting with buyers of body parts is sickening to say the least. This brings to mind a recent bumper sticker that said “Seems to me that all the people in favor of abortion have already been born”. I think this sums it up!

    Arnie Mueller,
    Fisherville

  • From our readers: County leaders need answers beyond just raising taxes

    I read the Magnet’s report of the Fiscal Court’s meeting with some wonderment. Maybe it’s just me but here are a couple of observations that contribute to the ‘wonderment’ of ‘What the heck is happening?’

    We have a Judge Executive who admitted that he could not read the budget in my presence. This contributes to the ‘wonderment’.

  • Editorial - Cut costs, then raise taxes

    In about three months, Spencer County taxpayers will be receiving their tax bills, meaning local governments and taxing districts are now faced with setting tax rates.

    The annual debate over cutting costs or raising taxes is not exclusive to Spencer County, but a discussion had by elected officials at all levels.

  • Civil politics

    There’s nothing civil about war, but that doesn’t always have to apply to the political process that seems to grow nastier, meaner and more vile every election cycle.

    In a sense, politics is a war - a war of ideas and philosophies. I’ve never been a fan of those who say compromise and bipartisanship are always the answer. Politics are partisan by nature, and that’s a good thing. Despite what’s taught in this post-modern world, there remains a difference between right and wrong, good and evil, and often politics are divided on those very lines.

  • From our readers: Question Pageant Judging

    I have a question for the Fair Board concerning the baby and youth show.

    Why would they let people from Spencer County (and they also work here with the public), be the judges for the show? The judges that I saw actually were talking to one of the mothers of the contestants prior to the starting of the show, and her child won.

  • From our readers: Foreign Aid by the United States
  • Silent no more - Exposing the evil of abortion

    “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
    - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    In April of 1945, A German pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung in a Nazi concentration camp. He’d spent most of the last two years of his life behind bars because he had devoted several years of his life before that speaking against the evil regime of Adolf Hitler.