Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Drug bust too close to home

    I’m sure by now we have all read the paper or heard of the drug bust in Allen Place North subdivision. I’m in total agreement with Robin Bass. Not in my backyard.

    My wife and I are embarrassed and frustrated that something like this could happen so close to home. We don’t have children at home but do have grand children who visit on occasion; we care about your children and grand children.

  • LETTER: Project Graduation thankful for donations

    Many companies, organizations and individuals, along with several students, their parents and family members are responsible for making the 2010 Project Graduation a success.

    Thanks to everyone who gave at road blocks, donation buckets and supported the various senior fundraisers throughout the year. You’ve proven again how much you care about your community and value our students.

    Special thanks again to the following for their exceptionally generous gifts:

  • LETTER: Paul IS mindful of Kentucky's needs

    I’m writing in response to the article by Amanda Van Benschoten last week and her concerns about Rand Paul, candidate for US Senate from Kentucky.

    Amanda, your article titled “Paul must be mindful of Kentucky’s needs” points out how completely out of touch you are about Kentucky’s needs and indeed what the needs of an entire nation are.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Neighborhood watch groups in works

    Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking about some important issues in the City – from Blockwatch neighborhoods and motorized wheelchair visibility, to the new sewer expansion project and the Floodwall/Houston Court project. 

    Last summer I met with residents of Pin Oak, Highview, Early Wyne, and Old Town about establishing Blockwatch neighborhoods.  The support for this concept was overwhelming.

  • BUSINESS MATTERS: Just a sample...enjoy

    It may seem hard to believe, but August is already here and schools will be back in session next week. Teachers, parents, students, and countless others have been working diligently to get everything ready for the 2010-2011 school year. And, at the Spencer Magnet, we too, have been working hard to put together this edition of our newspaper because it is one of our most important issues - a gift that we enjoy giving to you.

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who keep us cool

    We doubt anyone will ever forget the ice storm of 2009, and most assuredly ,people will be talking about this summer of 2010, when the oppressive heat is affecting everyone. There are days that you walk outside and it feels like the sun is on fire.

    We would imagine that most residents in Spencer County are blessed with air-conditioning, but there are those who have to endure the heat and humidity, without this luxury. There are also those whose occupations require them to work ‘outside’ in these conditions.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Not in my back yard

    The acronym NIMBY has become almost a dirty word  in recent years as, more often than not, it is associated with people that are fervently opposed to progress at the expense of their back porch views and property values. Rather than being portrayed as a champion of the little guy standing up to industry, corporations or the government – Not-In-My-Back-Yard’ers are typically viewed more as self-righteous and selfish.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Well cap stopped leak, now what?

    Though they weren’t celebrating just yet, officials at BP announced Thursday a well cap had temporarily stopped the thousands of gallons of oil from leaking into the ocean.

    As of Friday afternoon it was still holding and officials announced the pressure was steadily rising. A higher pressure means more oil is staying inside the well and less is leaking out. Underwater views show the temporary success as no oil can be seen leaking. But officials aren’t ready to pop the cork on the champagne just yet and for good reason.