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Today's Opinions

  • ONLINE-ONLY COLUMN: Miss Brady goes to Frankfort

    Madison Brady was a fourth grade student at St. Joseph Elementary in Bardstown. We first met when I was in Betty Carol Riley’s classroom last fall talking about America’s system of government — representative Democracy. Madison listened closely, especially when I said that any of them could come up and be a page in the Capitol during a legislative session.

  • LETTER: Recent story was ‘prime example of sensational journalism’

    This letter will express my disappointment with the media and especially our hometown paper, The Spencer Magnet. The article (from Feb. 22), “Speed, DUI among factors in fatal crash,” had no place on the top front page.
    It’s a prime example of sensational journalism for profit of selling papers with no regard for the parents, community and reputation of two wonderful children.
    Enough is enough. [It was] another article printed at the expense of other peoples’ misery.

  • LETTER: Learning a life lesson

    Everyday we watch and read about people dying. Honestly, I didn’t think much about death. Some people probably would say the same thing. Some people may say, “I don’t need to worry because I know where I am going when it comes my time.”
    Well keep this question in mind, “do you need to worry about others and where they are going when they die, or even where you’re going when you die?”

  • COLUMN: Recent storms make us look back and ahead

    We have just witnessed a disaster similar to the April 1974 storms that roared through the central part of the United States.
    The destruction is beyond belief. Loss of life for the acts of nature. Memories that will last a lifetime. But the American spirit will again lift us back into a normal routine for living that will last till the next event.
    We were very lucky here in Spencer County. Some pictures taken from Taylorsville show a very large probable twister in a huge black cloud passing overhead. Had it touched down, it could have been destructive.

  • EDITORIAL: Residents deserve a storm shelter

    Spencer County as a whole was pretty fortunate to come away from Friday’s storms in as good a shape as it did, and for that we are very thankful.
    The overall sentiment seems to be that things could have been a lot worse, and unfortunately for some of our fellow Kentuckians, things got a lot worse.

  • LETTER: Donations for WHAS Crusade for Children are put to good use

    I would like to thank everyone in the community who donated to the WHAS Crusade for Children. Some may not realize that all money donated in Spencer County stays in Spencer County.
    These funds go toward a yearly grant that provides specific programs, materials, and equipment to students with special needs within our school system. The grant provides direct benefits to students and is not for administrative or general purposes.
    Our wonderful firefighters, who stand at roadblocks with boot in hand, raise more than 50 percent of this money each year.

  • LETTER: ‘Money speaks’ when it comes to gas prices

    It seems many politicians do not want to reveal the true reasons for the recent increase in our gas prices. It serves their political purposes to just blame the president who actually has nothing to do with it.

  • COLUMN: Fake pot could create real problems

    Who knew something considered fake could pose such a real threat in Spencer and surrounding counties?
    Admittedly, I know very little about synthetic cannabinoids/synthetic marijuana/fake pot/whatever you want to call it.
    Many of you know my professional background — I spent three years, 2008-2011, as news editor at The Anderson News in neighboring Anderson County. Because of my history there and because of my current residence there, I made it a point to follow the “fake pot” saga when the fiscal court there passed its ordinance last month.