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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: 'Get to know your neighbors before you judge them'

    This letter is in response to some comments made by Joyce Nalley in the June 13 edition of the paper under the article titled, “City goes against county, passes zoning repeal.”
    My home is Taylorsville Place Apartments, and I was the first resident to move in last August. I have enjoyed living here and I have really great neighbors. Ms. Nalley stated in the article that if they built more apartments, it would attract less than upstanding residents. No matter where you live you could have a bad resident, it’s not just these apartments.

  • LETTER: Thank you from the Kentucky Gourd Society

    The Kentucky Gourd Society thanks everyone for their time and energy in getting downtown Taylorsville ready for the Kentucky Gourd Show. A lot of effort goes into getting a show ready for the public. The show visitors always shop in downtown Taylorsville, eat at our food places, stay in our hotels and camp at our facilities.
    As always, they are so complimentary of our town and folks that live here that  make them feel welcomed.

  • Strive toward trash-free county

    You will read this article, if you are quick to buy your Spencer Magnet, on Wednesday, June 27. This means we are a week into our official summer season, which means we are in the middle of the week set for our non-profit groups who wish to work in the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program to come in and sign up, get road assignments and get the supplies they need to collect the litter.

  • COLUMN: Find the Spencer County way to deal with waste

    Last week I was having visions of events from the past. Our minds tend to play games with us when we think back to the “good old days.” As kids, we may have been really happy with our lifestyles, but I am sure our parents had their share of problems and troubles.

  • COLUMN: Finding truth among the gossip

    Could the accusations flying around about the current sheriff, Donald “Buddy” Stump, be any more plentiful? Here at The Spencer Magnet we have had no less than 10 notifications that the sheriff is either being allegedly arrested, investigated, indicted, ousted from his post, etc., for returning a gun to a convicted felon. And, believe me, we’ve been looking into it.
    So why no story before today? Because verifiable information is what we are interested in, not rumors.

  • COLUMN: Learn lessons from yesterday to preserve the future

    Today, we live in a society that has access to every and any product you can imagine. We tote items to Goodwill stores, to missions, most churches have clothing centers, the list is endless.
    A lot of items, if torn, dented, bent, faded, or otherwise less than perfect is, if not given away, trashed in some manner.
    I am not the oldest man on the planet by far, but my growing up period started a little before the start of World War II.

  • LETTER: Over the top kindness … and thank you

    Spencer County Habitat for Humanity recently completed two spring fundraising events. We held our first yard sale in May and the Seventh Annual Golf Scramble on June 2.  At the yard sale we hoped there would be some who would donate items to sell and some who would stop by to purchase. But the number of people who called to offer donations and the yard sale shoppers who often said, “Just keep the change,” were kindnesses that allowed us to raise over $800.

  • COLUMN: Water customers deserved more thought from city

    What’s the old saying? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
    Well, shame on me.
    When the Taylorsville City Commission decided last week to postpone its first reading of the 2012-2013 budget so that commissioners could look into some of the matters brought up as a result of a public hearing last week, I think many attending that meeting felt a slight glimmer of hope.
    You can count me in that group.