Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: County has more pressing issues than county clerk

    Where did Spencer Countians’ respect for each other go?
    I have not even read the weekly edition of The Spencer Magnet, but I can tell you that I really don’t have to. From going to the local grocery store, dollar store, bank and hardware store, I know what it holds.
    From lips of discouraged citizens to ears of discouraged citizens, I have heard enough.
    To Judy Puckett and the people that work for the clerk, I apologize that you are having to go through this.

  • LETTER: Encourage elected officials to be fair

    The recent removal of Elmar’s BP sign was requested by planning and zoning using an ordinance that had been superseded by a new law approved by fiscal court and is no longer in existence.
    Is this the change we requested? Why did you and I make the decision to have Elmar’s BP sign taken down? I ask you because the removal was under the direction of a Spencer County/Taylorsville government agency. That agency was acting on our behalf.

  • LETTER: Slow down, and you might save a life

    To the residents and visitors of Highview Estates: do you want to be the one to kill someone else’s child? That is certainly a question that some of you, young and old, need to ask yourself.
    As a long time resident in Highview Estates, I have sat on my front porch and watched many of you drive in and out of this subdivision speeding. Not just speeding, but not paying attention to what you are doing at all.

  • LETTER: Magnet, keep up the great work

    I would like to take a moment to express my thanks in the direction the Magnet has taken in the past few months. I can see a big difference in the quality of news and the support the Magnet is giving Spencer County, and I would like to say thank you and keep up the great work.
    BJ Smith

  • LETTER: General Assembly should override governor’s vetoes

    During the special session last week, the Senate created a responsible approach to solving this Medicaid budget shortfall. The House of Representatives agreed with the Senate plan and the bill was sent to the governor’s desk.
    However late Friday, March 25, as many offices were closing for the day, the governor vetoed all of the important accountability provisions and is now left with an unrestricted checkbook combined with an unlimited credit card funded with your tax dollars.

  • EDITORIAL: Just how healthy are we?

    Spencer County ranks as the 11th healthiest county in Kentucky, which should come as no surprise if you’ve already read the story on the front of this week’s paper.
    Yes, according to the County Health Rankings, released last week and compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, our fair county ranks among the healthiest 9 percent in the state.

  • COLUMN: Bench players play role, too

    Most of the state is abuzz with chatter of the University of Kentucky Wildcats ending a 13-year Final Four drought.
    Lots of national attention has been placed on Brandon Knight, Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb — the fabulous freshmen that Calipari teams are becoming known for.
    Now, sportscasters are starting to pay attention to our veteran players, DeAndre Liggins, Darius Miller and, Jorts himself, Josh Harrelson.
    But, if you ask me, some very important role players aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

  • COLUMN: Moving along with Main Street Phase II

    Countless hours have been spent working diligently on Phase II, to insure compliance with Federal and State guidelines. One of my character flaws is the lack of patience; I am constantly reminded that possessing patience is a virtue.  Every setback encountered only unifies those involved, city and county officials, as well as, Main Street Committee members. The completion of the revitalization on Main Street is our collective goal.