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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: 'Impressed' with Bill Karrer

    I am Linda Greenwell.  When I moved to Spencer County in 1992, I met Bill Karrer and was impressed with his knowledge of government, the political process as well as his eagerness and willingness to work hard for the county without benefit of an elected office.  His goal was not a job, but a better operating county government and improved community in which to live and raise his family, while benefiting the families of his friends and neighbors.

  • LETTER: Reader says, Drury has been "a great magistrate"

    Of all the people in the county running for office, only three people have even bothered to ask for my vote: Kim Stump, Jerry Eye and Bill Drury.

    Is my vote not important to the others? Signs are not going to get votes, no matter how big they are or how many. It’s contact folks. We realize that if you hold a job, you may not be able to visit each house, but phone calls count, too.

    Speaking of phone calls, poor old Bill Drury probably thinks, “My goodness, what does she need now?” every time I call. But he doesn’t.

  • LETTER: Grays Run flooding more frequent

    Once again the water is over Grays Run Rd. in front of my house from the bridge past the curve so I do not know how far it goes.  This used to happen about once every 10 years and now is happening once every 18 months. 

    No doubt my and the house next to me culverts should be once again replaced.  Now on a Sunday this is not too bad but during the week many people travel this state road to get to work, using it as a short cut.

  • LETTER: "Promises are cheap"

    “Promises are cheap”

    This letter is in response to the article, “Community Center Update” published in the Spencer Magnet April 14, 2010.

    In the article, Richard Travelstead stated that the largest portion of the $250,000 from a multiple of entities was the promise of a five acre donation from Tanglewood Golf Course.

  • LETTER: Endorsement for John Riley

    I have known John Riley for eight years and have never met a man who is more qualified to serve in public office than he is. In the years before John was elected magistrate, he became active in virtually all aspects of the Spencer County community and government.

  • LETTER: Spencer County "needs John Riley," says reader

    Spencer County needs a judge executive who has:

    HONESTY - won’t sugar-coat or try to cover up problems in the county.

    INTEGRITY - does thorough research of issues and stands up for the best solution for the county

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - attends civic functions, commission meetings and talks to private citizens to keep informed.

    LEADERSHIP - be fiscally responsible with our tax dollars as demonstrated when magistrate.

    EXPERIENCE - knows value of balancing land use and development to complement our rural lifestyle and natural beauty.

  • LETTER: In support of David Hesse

    I would like to encourage Spencer County citizens to vote for David Hesse for Spencer County Judge Executive.

    I’ve know David for several years through our mutual leadership roles in our Boy Scout Troop here in Taylorsville, in which he serves as a troop leader.  David stepped up to help the Boy Scout Troop at a time when we needed more leadership from the parents. Through example, David has been a great role model for the boys of our troop.

  • A MATTER OF OPINION: Good citizens are informed

    “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” – A quote by George Jean Nathan, American journalist.

    I recently read that only 30 percent of Americans consider themselves habitual voters – meaning that whether it is a presidential race, local election or a single issue on the ballot, these citizens are going to exercise their right to vote. The rest of the population are equally divided into two categories:  periodic voters and the unregistered.

    Unfortunately, these statistics are not what I would consider surprising.