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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thumbs up to clerk’s office, thumbs down on jobs for teens in Taylorsville

    First, I would like to comment on the Spencer County Clerk’s office. The few months that Lynn Hesselbrock has taken over the office, there is a nice change
    The employees have always been nice and helpful. But now, it is like a weight is lifted off them. They greet you with a bigger smile and I hear laughing and talking among them. There is no tension in the air.

  • EDITORIAL: From our office to your mailbox

    This time next week, you may just find a surprise in your mailbox.
    Twice each year, The Spencer Magnet publishes a countywide sample, which is mailed to every household in Spencer County. Next Wednesday, April 4, is the first of those editions this year.
    We hear in life that nothing is truly free, but we at the Magnet beg to differ.

  • COLUMN: ‘Flurry’ of bills remain in last session days

    The Senate had a full week of legislation and committee meetings, in addition to logging in long hours working on the state’s biannual budget. With 10 days remaining, you will see a flurry of bills voted through the chambers and updates on the budget and state’s road plan these last few working days.
    Last week, the Senate considered and approved many important measures. Two in particular propose constitutional amendments.

  • COLUMN: How state boards control businesses

    When you want a license to practice, say, cosmetology, you need the permission of the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists. Without a license issued by them, you can’t teach cosmetology, own a business that teaches it, become an apprentice in cosmetology, or operate a beauty salon. Same thing applies to nail technicians. Why? Consumer protection. You can hurt someone using chemicals, or operate your salon in unsanitary conditions that could make someone ill.

  • LETTER: Disc golf would bring benefits to Spencer County

    I wanted to thank the staff at the Spencer Magnet for the front page article about the plans for disc golf as well as the editorial that was written regarding the future of it in Spencer County.

  • COLUMN: Early spring, early opportunities

    This year, it feels like spring came a month ago. Warm weather, flowers blooming and grass growing are all signs of spring. We also need to consider all the activities spring brings. We have Commonwealth Cleanup Week that began Saturday and non-profit groups can sign up to be a part of our Spring Roadside Litter Abatement Drive.

  • COLUMN: Spring means busy weeks in Frankfort

    It was a beautiful, spring-like week in our Commonwealth. I enthusiastically tackled a busy schedule; here are a few of the details.  On Monday, March 12, we recognized the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary in the rotunda and on the House floor during session.  

  • LETTER: What sensationalism?

    The Spencer Magnet did not do sensationalism. One article presenting the truth of an accident as given by the police is not sensationalism. What happened in that accident was precipitated by the actions of those in the vehicle and no one else. It was their choice to do as they did and no one forced them to do it. The newspaper was simply printing the news.