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Today's Opinions

  • FROM OUR READERS - Road issues need resolved

    The Magnet posted a story about mail delivery on Tanglewood Drive being halted due to road conditions last week.  Many readers will remember previous stories about how I have been unsuccessfully petitioning Fiscal Court to adopt the street into the county road system for maintenance.  Tanglewood Drive is unique because, years ago, the county required a road bond, which they oversaw the collection of in the early 1990s.  However, I can find no records of how this money was spent, or if there was any oversight beyond collection.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Upset over lack of progress on Houston Court

    Rain, rain, go away and come again another day. As I sit on my front porch waiting to see if my house is going to get flooded, I ponder on why I wonder.

    My parents purchased the house in 1976 and I do not believe that most of you reading this know the battle that my parents faced with the backing up of water in the drainage pipe that was placed on their property by Spencer Farm Service and the City of Taylorsville. Beware of what is placed on your property by others.

  • Celebrating our Independence

    Americans celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday. They did it with baseball games, cookouts, days at the lake or beach and fireworks.

    (Actually, the fireworks have been going off for more than a week, and those who spent their electric bill money on grossly discounted explosives at the fireworks stands over the past few days, will be lighting them off for several more nights, to the dismay of those with small children and dogs).

  • New law may help smokers kick the habit

    For the nearly 900,000 smokers in Kentucky, there has never been a better time to quit.

    During the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly passed much needed legislation to equip individuals addicted to tobacco with the tools they need to quit successfully. The smoking cessation coverage bill (Senate Bill 89) removes barriers that limit patient access to evidence-based cessation treatments.

  • California bullying tactics

    The State of California recently announced that it is banning any state-funded travel to Kentucky. That means state employees, athletic teams of state universities and anyone traveling on the taxpayer dime from California will be banned from our wonderful Commonwealth.

    Why?

    Simply because Kentucky values freedom and the liberties that our Founding Fathers tried to secure and preserve for us over 240 years ago.

  • Unite this 4th of July

    Over two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.

  • Presumed guilty?

    In 2015, the majority of Kentuckians in 106 counties voted for a governor they believed would change the trajectory of the state for the better: Matt Bevin. Voters were tired of the political status quo—unfunded pensions, deep-seated political corruption, false promises, and thousands of jobs lost to neighboring states.  

  • Minutes should not take hours

    Of all the issues local government entities face, it’s hard to imagine that approving the minutes from previous meetings would generate controversy. Never underestimate small town politics.

    For several months, some on the Spencer County Fiscal Court have taken issue with County Clerk Lynn Hesselbrock’s insistence upon providing word-for-word transcripts of some discussions held in fiscal court meetings as part of the minutes.