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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Love of community felt during difficult loss

    My mother was a Taylorsville girl. Although I was reared in southern Indiana, my brother, sister and I spent many precious hours and days in Taylorsville with our grandparents and with my favorite uncle. We not only ran and played in the fresh country air, but we were also exposed to the love, generosity, cheerfulness, and faith in God that my grandparents and uncle so openly displayed and shared.
    Our experiences here were not just the most magical moments of our young lives. They also laid a firm foundation for my faith in God and for my faith in the goodness of mankind.

  • LETTER: What needs fixing and what doesn't

    Since the General Assembly is in session and legislatures are entering and voting on bills, I would like to mention a couple of things that need fixing along with a couple that don’t need fixing.
    We don’t need more bills to regulate women’s personal lives and interfering with the rights they already have.

  • EDITORIAL: Calm down — Kentucky still owns the bourbon brand

    Everyone needs to take a deep breath and relax — no one is tearing down our whiskey barns.
    The blogosphere and twittersphere — never ones to overreact — exploded after the Jan. 13 announcement that Japanese-owned Suntory Holdings would purchase Beam Inc. for $16 billion. Even the Gray Lady herself, The New York Times, ran the story about the announcement under the headline “My Old Osaka Home.”

  • COLUMN: Two early bills past through Senate

    The second week of the 2014 regular session brought schedules packed with meetings, rallies, press conferences and hearings on bills.  We met with constituents, citizen groups and fellow lawmakers as we began vetting proposed legislation.

  • EDITORIAL: Cold is sufferable if it kills out flu

    Two hot topics in and around our area right now are the weather (When is it going to snow and how much? And how cold is it going to get this time?) and the flu (Do you  have it? Who do you know who has it?).
    Our hope is that these two things can work together for some good. Perhaps the cold will be cold enough to kill out some of the viruses being passed around.

  • COLUMN: This chapter comes to a close

    By now, you’ve probably seen or heard that my time at The Spencer Magnet is coming to a close.
    In short, I was presented with an excellent job opportunity, which will be a better fit for my family and will put me closer to home, so I accepted it. Although I am sad to leave the acquaintances I have here in Spencer County, as well as the community I’ve grown to love as my own over the last three years, all chapters must end in order for a new one to begin.

  • LETTER: ‘Best explanation of the Tea Party’

    The political left in this country has tried to define the Tea Party in a negative light. We’ve been called “jihadists, terrorists, arsonists, radicals and anarchists.” Senator Mitch McConnell has called the Tea Party “traitors” and said that we “need to be punched in the nose.” The very best explanation I’ve heard was on a recent interview of Matt Bevin on WHAS radio. I will paraphrase what Mr. Bevin had to say and add some thoughts of my own.

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who brave the cold to keep others warm