Today's Opinions

  • GUEST COLUMN: Festivals, neighbors and cats

    Shakespeare wrote; “There is nothing so common as the wish to be remarkable.” This weekend’s Octoberfest in the city will be another reason why this place we call “home” is remarkable. The city will come alive again with pageants, parades, arts and crafts, music, car show, displays, booths, great food, games, and family fun all weekend. Thanks to Gary Kehne, Patsy Lewis, and the hard work and imagination of all of the volunteers and staff who make this event a success every year. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • LETTER: Help save Light Up Salt River

    My family is fairly new to Spencer County, being here just over five years. We plan to be here the rest of our life. We go to church here. We bank here. We grocery shop here. We go to Dr. Oder and our dog goes to Dr. Shelley.

    When the Magnet had an article that Sid Kirsch would like to have some new people to help with a committee, I called her and was told that Light Up Salt River was being held in a few months and I could be helpful there.

  • LETTER: The place to be


    We were lucky enough to get tickets for the sold out Progressive Dinner. We, again, were joined by 4 friends from 3 different counties, for the event. Actually, they pestered us since the last Progressive Dinner because they didn’t want to miss it, this year! That says a lot.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Foreclosure doesn't feel over
  • LETTER: Uninformed of Arizona facts

    I would like to say “thank you” to Magistrates, John Riley and Hobert Judd, for recognizing the truth about the Arizona immigration bill and voting in favor of the resolution supporting Arizona. The article featured in the Sept. 15 edition of the Spencer Magnet revealed an incredible lack of comprehension of the issue by Magistrates Drury, Goodlett, and Henry, and by Carmin Gaines, Spencer County Democratic Party president, who voiced her opinion in the article.

  • LETTER: Library: 'We have been good stewards'

    Libraries are places where people of all ages and income levels visit and enjoy spending time. They hear, discover, and discuss new ideas, participate in programs, take home books, CDs, DVDs or just relax and read the paper. Many services are available to everyone free of charge at the Spencer County Public Library. After all, it’s “owned” by everyone in the community.

    In today’s difficult economic world with revenues decreasing and utilization of services increasing, public libraries are still the centers of opportunity and learning in our communities.

  • GUEST COLUMN: No tax hikes, Mr. Obama

    Only in Washington would anyone think raising taxes is the way out of a recession. And yet, that’s exactly what President Obama and the liberals who run Congress want to do.

    The tax hikes they propose would apply to half of all small-business income in America, generated from 750,000 small businesses nationwide. These businesses employ 25 percent of the American workforce. To raise taxes now on these important engines of job creation will prolong unemployment and freeze economic growth when we can least afford to do so.

  • SCES thanks Country Mart

    On behalf of Spencer County Elementary School, we would like to say thank you to Taylorsville Country Mart for their continuous support of our school.

    With the help of Country Mart, our school has collected $133,670.00 worth of store receipts.

    We receive points for these receipts, and with these points we are able to order various items for our school.

    At the end of last year, we received playground supplies, dry erase boards, electric pencil sharpeners and many other items for our students.