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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Using children to sell alcohol?

    I find it appalling that city officials feel justified using school children in their efforts to legalize additional liquor sales in Taylorsville.

    How else should we interpret the comments in last week’s Magnet regarding the city commission’s effort to have Taylorsville reclassified as a fourth-class city?

    According to the paper, the city’s attorney, Dudley Dale, summarized that the new designation wouldn’t mean a lot to the community, other than increasing the flow of alcohol.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Moving memories

    Yesterday was bittersweet for this small Magnet staff. After nearly 800 issues, we published our last newspaper in the Charles Warren Building Tuesday afternoon. Today, we will be moving our office a few hundred yards up Main St. to a quaint, two-story white house located across from First Baptist Church.

  • GUEST COLUMNIST: Placing American security at risk

    The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.

  • LETTER: Equal time is fair play

    I would love to know who is in charge of determining what sport is more important than the next in Spencer County.

    My daughters play volleyball for the middle school. I know that most people aren’t as interested in volleyball as they are basketball or football, but there is only one gym in the Spencer County Middle School and it should be shared.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Stopping the flip-flopping

    It will undoubtedly become known as the great tree debate. City commissioners wrangling for an hour over whether or not to plant trees. First, deciding to go through with the project – only to take a one-eighty before the night was over.

    Not many of you were there to witness it, so let me break it down from the beginning of this telling tree story.

  • LETTER: Senior class says, "thanks"

    The Senior Class of 2010 would like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Chili Supper such a success! Hats off to all the parents that helped for their tremendous hard work.

    The Chili Supper wouldn’t be possible without the help of Robin Adcock and Lissi Petersen. These two ladies donated their time and cooked all the chili for us and we also should mention that we had rave reviews on the chili this year.

  • LETTER: Soldiers to benefit from candy buyback

    We would like to say thanks for the support and donations during our “Candy Buyback Treats For The Troops” event November 2. The event was a huge success!

     We collected over 420 lbs. of candy and it is in the process of being sent to our troops. We enjoyed handing out flashing toothbrushes, popcorn, drinks and prizes to all who attended. The weather was great and everyone had a lot of fun.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Apology needed?

    Apologizes may mean something on school playgrounds, but what do they really say in the labyrinth of politics?

     Magistrate John Riley has now asked twice for Judge Executive David Jenkins to say he is sorry for the extravagant, and sometimes questionable, spending while serving as the 2008 Kentucky Association of Counties president. The statewide media coverage of Jenkins’ actions has been an embarrassment for Spencer County, Riley has said, and residents in this community deserve not only an explanation, but an appeal for their forgiveness.