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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Main Street is a treasure of Taylorsville

    One of the great treasures of Spencer County is the historic Main Street of Taylorsville.  Whether you were privileged to grow up and spend all your life in this community or whether your came from elsewhere and “adopted” this area, you can’t help but love the history and beauty of this almost stereotypical American small town.

  • LETTER: County water customers shouldn’t pay for rate increase

    Attention fellow county and city water customers: we need to stop the water rate increase to county customers.
    In order to support my feeling that we, the county water customers, should not have a rate increase to correspond with the increase from the City of Louisville Water Co., I am doing an extensive open records request of four years of city financial statements including budgets, three years of CPA’s audits, water rate ordinances, compensation of elected officials ordinances, minutes of regular and special meetings and other records.