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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Floyd’s columns have been ‘straightforward, informative’

    In the past few weeks, David Floyd has submitted articles to the Magnet concerning the current process of redistricting in Kentucky. I have differed with Mr. Floyd’s positions on issues before the Kentucky legislature many more times than I have agreed with him, and have told him so. However, I would like to commend him for these articles which have been very straightforward and informative.

  • COLUMN: Doctors should decide the most appropriate care

    As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee, I have voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and participated in dozens of hearings that revealed astronomical costs, billion-dollar slush funds, and countless other negative consequences of the health care law.

  • COLUMN: Eat up, friends, it’s almost game time

    For the past four years or so, this upcoming Sunday has been one of my favorite days of the year. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or have sworn off sports for the past few weeks, you probably know this Sunday is none other than Super Bowl Sunday.
    Before I even understood the game of football, I celebrated the “big game” with three F’s — friends, fun and food, of course.
    I recently stumbled upon an article from SBNation.com writer Brian Floyd that included some mind-boggling statistics, even for this hard-core fan.

  • LETTER: A search for a ‘Good Samaritan’

    On Nov. 2, 2011, I was in a car wreck. It happened on 155 near Elk Creek between 6 and 7 p.m.
    A young lady between the ages of 25 and 30 years old helped me until I was extracted from the car.
    I need to find this young lady to thank her.
    Please contact me at nov22011@gmail.com.
    Dorothy Cardwell
    Taylorsville

  • LETTER: Thanks for clothing drive donations

    I wish to express my sincerest appreciation to everyone who donated to the winter clothing drive.
    I also want to extend a thank you to the local businesses and the Spencer County Public Library for participating in this event by agreeing to be a drop off site for the clothing.
    The clothing drive was a huge success. The clothing was donated to the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency to be distributed to the families of Spencer County.
    Gaynell Zirnheld
    Taylorsville

  • COLUMN: New districts make you ‘curiouser and curiouser’

    I really didn’t want to write any more about redistricting, but I’m getting so many questions — about who represents whom? And why did this happen? And why did you make it an emergency? — that it might serve to explain things in a more comprehensive way. I don’t plan to write any more columns on this, so (with apologies to Lewis Carroll) I’ll “begin at the beginning, and go on until I come to the end: then stop.”

  • COLUMN: Redistricting, budget fill session conversations

    It is our constitutional duty every 10 years to realign our voting districts according to population after each census. This act fulfills the requirement of one man, one vote. In this, the third week of session, that is exactly what the Senate and House did with House Bill 1.
    According to tradition, the Senate draws its lines while the House of Representatives decides on theirs. My district changed with the additions of a portion of Boone and Jefferson Counties, and all of Carroll, Gallatin and Henry counties. I will continue to represent Shelby and Spencer counties.

  • COLUMN: ‘Family’ shines in time of tragedy

    Over the course of the last seven days, my colleagues and I have had the pleasure of meeting some Spencer County High School students who are wise beyond their years.

    You may have already read the following quote from freshman Christen Housley in our main story about the tragic wreck that took place last week.

    “We’ve really come together,” Christen said. “We’re not a community, we’re a family now.”