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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Sexist campaigns aren’t for me

    Marketing was not my major in college, and thus, I don’t claim to know anything about it.
    However, to my untrained brain, any marketing move that blatantly eliminates half of a potential customer base doesn’t seem to be a good one.
    Dr. Pepper recently released a new product that features “10 manly calories” and boasts the slogan, “Dr. Pepper Ten: It’s not for women.”
    Wow, OK, Dr. Pepper. Now that you’ve clued me in, I won’t buy your new product or any of the other ones.

  • COLUMN: Chances to spread holiday cheer

    Close your eyes for a minute and go back to your favorite Christmas as a child. You can probably smell, if not taste, the cookies you left under the tree for Santa.
    You can probably feel the anticipation gathering up inside you. Maybe you hear the crackling of a fire place and feel your eyes getting heavy as you try to catch the man with a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly.
    My guess is that most of you reading this woke up that Christmas morning with toys piled so high around the tree you didn’t know where to start.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with Guard Duty event

    With grateful hearts, Guard Duty thanks the men and women who have served and are serving in our armed forces for the sake of freedom, justice and honor.
    Saturday, Guard Duty presented its annual Veterans Honor Service honoring our veterans with a glorious morning of pomp and circumstance, respect and integrity. Many veterans ranging from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan attended and shared their amazing stories and experiences with the public. What heroes walk among us!

  • LETTER: Thanks for making bean supper a success

    The Spencer County Democratic Group hosted its Annual Democratic Bean Supper at the VFW in Taylorsville on Friday.  So many people helped to make this event a huge success, and I thank each and every one of you. 
    Food for the event was catered by Abbi Nation, Ruth Stamper, Judy McClain, Kim Stump, Karen Curtsiger, Diane Sheeley, Jill and Darrell Herndon, Hilda Snider, Doug Williams, Bonnie Downs, Berttye Sue Brown, Hope Selby, Jane Schultz, Randy Wise, Danny Norton, and Bonnie Ochs.

  • COLUMN: Oh, deer! Tips to drive safely this fall

    It might sound crazy, but I’m blaming my car’s Monday morning flat tire on a deer.
    No, it’s antlers didn’t puncture a hole in my tire, and it didn’t get mad and stomp in the tire with its hooves, but I have to blame the flat tire on something and the deer just fits the bill.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, deer are on the move throughout Kentucky in November because autumn has finally arrived and deer hunting season is still pending.

  • COLUMN: Set a goal to reduce, reuse, recycle in 2012

    As a big ol’ united world, we set a record Oct. 31. Not only did we celebrate Halloween, we passed a landmark by going over 7 billion people inhabiting our planet. Should we also throw a party for this epic event? I think we need to look at the existing facts of life.
    Of all the existing water sources in the world, only one percent is fit for human use in its present state. Our current fueling systems are polluting the air, and depleting our natural resources. And, in the U.S., we have a serious infrastructure problem.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Start eating healthy!

    Today is Start Eating Healthy Day. On this day, the American Heart Association encourages families and organizations to make small changes to incorporate healthier food choices and increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition.
    Start Eating Healthy Day is about building good cardiovascular health through making great lifestyle choices and emphasizing the benefits of a proper diet.
    The association urges people to focus on food – choosing nutritious items and preparing them in ways that promote heart health.

  • LETTER: County clerk ‘has worn out her welcome’

    I don’t usually write letters to the paper, but in this case I just couldn’t help myself. I have read several issues of The Spencer Magnet reporting on County Clerk Judy Puckett, and I must say I am absolutely appalled at the fact that she still holds an office.
    I have met Judy on several occasions and I have to say she is a rude public official.
    With this money situation, I mean, what kind of person have we elected?  She doesn’t even clerk fiscal court meetings any longer, which is part of her job, and seems to hardly ever be in the office.