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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: City website is step in right direction

    It’s no secret that we here at The Spencer Magnet are in favor of open government.
    We champion just about anything that increases the amount of information the taxpayers get to know about their government.
    And let me remind you, taxpayers, it is your government. The money in the city, county, state, etc., bank accounts no more belongs to those who decide how to spend it than it belongs in my personal checking account.

  • COLUMN: County gets ‘rolling recycling center’

    We have wrapped up the Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Drive, and I thank one and all who helped give our roadsides a good cleaning. As in the past, we will have a final cleanup in the fall during the last week of October and the first week of November. Watch the paper for final instructions.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.

  • COLUMN: Discoveries from an Indian excursion

    There is a quote I’ve always loved that, if memory serves me, was born in the mind of Jalal al-Din Rumi, the greatest Sufi thinker: You are raw until you travel – until you bring yourself into the world and join yourself with existence; then you are cooked.

  • LETTER: Family says thanks for Habitat, community support

    To Habitat for Humanity of Spencer County and members of my community – I can’t even begin to tell you how much I appreciate everything you have done for my family. You have given my family something that I thought would never be possible – a home.
    All of your hard work, dedication, sacrifice and care will never be forgotten. You have given my family hope of a better tomorrow.
    I want to thank all the board members for working feverishly to pull all of this together and supporting me through this whole process.

  • COLUMN: Get involved for the good of Taylorsville

    At the time this paper printed, Taylorsville’s Main Street Committee had four key vacancies.
    Most are probably aware of the Main Street manager position left open when Annette King fulfilled her contract at the end of the fiscal year.
    It’s a minimum of 10 hours per week and pays $7,000 a year – at least that’s what the city commission currently has budgeted in that slot.
    The other three positions are strictly on a volunteer basis and are new to the Main Street structure this year.

  • COLUMN: Investing in Return on Relationships

    Editor’s Note: Lance Allison is the president/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. He spoke to the Taylorsville-Spencer County Chamber of Commerce last Thursday on the importance of relationships and shared this column, first published in the Murray Ledger and Times, with The Spencer Magnet.

  • COLUMN: Alcohol results not so sensational

    As you can see on today’s front page, law enforcement officials are chalking up the 18-month-old sale of alcohol to a wash – and rightly so.
    Every official this reporter talked to shared the same sentiment. As Sheriff Buddy Stump put it, “I haven’t seen any more [DUIs], but I haven’t seen any less.”
    The numbers themselves are somewhat conflicting – at first glance, it looks like DUI arrests went up (+37) while DUI convictions went down (-11). And if that’s as far as we take it, there are lots of questions to be asked.