Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Chance for progress remains

    Guest column by Dave Adkisson, President and CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce


     The Kentucky General Assembly concluded its regular session in an angry, finger-pointing finale, with the House and Senate publicly criticizing each other for their failure to agree on a spending blueprint to guide Kentucky through the challenging financial times of the next two years.

  • LETTER: Thank you Spencer County!

    April 24, 2010 we held our 2nd annual “Carnival for a Cure.” Despite all weather forecast we were blessed with 4 good hours of carnival fun! To God be the Glory!

    All proceeds made went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Despite the storm, we still made $5,000!

     We couldn’t have done it with out all our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, the 4-H Trailblazers, Affordable Fun, Bounce Around, our fabulous DJ/MC Bobby Marples, musicians, Wendy Edwards, friends, and families.

  • MATTER OF OPINION: Strange juxtaposition

    What’s wrong with two of the five headlines on today’s front page? I’ll give you a minute while you glance back over them again.

    Ok. Time’s up. Here’s what I’m talking about:

    • “Mayor gets substantial raise”

    • “School board cuts contracts to save about $80,000”