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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Resident claims good ole’ boy system still exists

    Although many crooked political figures in Spencer County have gone by the wayside, the good ol’ boy system of theft, lies, and circumventing the rule of law has not.

    What should have been a routine application for a construction permit has turned into a confiscation of taxpayer property. Charles Michael and Constance Ann Driscoll received an illegal permit. They failed to follow zoning regulations, building not only on their 15 ft. set back, but on the right of way of Reasor Avenue. How could this happen?

  • Specialty seed catalogs offer variety

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals. I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.

  • Aquaculture workshop covers gamut from water gardens to bass

    Proper pond management is essential for establishing and maintaining a healthy environment for fish, whether it’s in a backyard water garden or a three-acre production pond. An upcoming Kentucky Cooperative Extension aquaculture workshop, “Pond Management: Home-use and Recreational Aquaculture,” will focus on information that will be useful for pond owners and landowners wishing to develop ponds.

  • To God be the glory, alone.

    In a moment of victory, Greg Jennings, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers told a national audience that the glory belongs to God alone after his team won back the Lombardi Trophy at the 45th annual Super Bowl.

    Jennings, catching four passes for 64 yards, scored two touchdowns in the biggest football game of his life.

  • 'Food for Fines' a success

    The Spencer County Public Library “Food for Fines” program concluded on January 31. Boxes of non-perishable food items were donated to Dare to Care, the Family Resource Center, and the Judge-Executive’s Christmas Basket drive.  Thanks to all of our great patrons who made this program a success.
     
    Debra Lawson, Director
    Spencer County Public Library

  • LETTER: Weather can't stop science fair

    Editor’s note: The Spencer County Middle School recently had its annual science fair and sponsor Mike Jessee submitted the following thank you. The fair was rescheduled from its original Jan. 27 date to Feb. 3 due to inclement weather.

  • Feline followers form nationwide fiasco

    There are a lot of things that Taylorsville residents would probably like to be known for nationally. The annual Gourd Show, the historic Main Street corridor, the warm, inviting welcome you get when you come into town.

    Sorry, Taylorsville.

    Aside from the thousands of dollars this city has spent to brush up its tidy little streets, it looks like it is now nationally known for a cat overpopulation problem that has been blown far beyond the pages of your hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet.

  • 'Ask and ye shall receive' verse lost on state leaders

    By Jim Waters, Guest Columnist

    I’ve never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have many questions about the world.

    Some involve personal annoyances:
    Why do so many people who go to Wal-Mart enter through the “Exit” doors and exit through the doors clearly marked “Enter?”

    Why is it that so many gas stations now require you to prepay at the pump with your credit card, but then still make you go inside to get the receipt?