Today's Opinions

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 18 15

    Reader takes on the school board and the Blue Bridge
    About the school board, if in fact the school board is being run by Chuck Adams and the chairperson is his puppet then the school board needs to resign and let Mr. Adams run the whole shebang. As to Chuck Adams having some very lucrative job offers as suggested by Woodie Cheek then I suggest he take one of them, if they in fact exist, which I doubt they do.

  • Going above and beyond the call of duty

    Each morning when I get up for work, I am not quite sure what the day will bring. The beauty of working in the newspaper business is that each day has the potential to be a new adventure. Not every profession offers the opportunity for variance each and every day, so I am thankful to have a job that keeps me on my toes.
    First-responders also have jobs which vary from day to day. Sometimes the day brings an exciting turn of events, other times a day can bring tragedy. This past Friday was one of those circumstances where tragedy struck in the most unforeseen of ways.

  • Representative Thomas Massie wants U.S. to stop double taxing social security benefits

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589). This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.

  • Legislative update

    After a three-week recess, we in the General Assembly returned to Frankfort to begin part two of the 2015 Regular Session. Between now and early March the House and Senate will debate numerous pieces of legislation. Because this is a 30-day session, the pace promises to be fast and furious with more than 200 bills and resolutions being introduced in the House in the first two days of this week.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 11 15

    The children of this community mean more to me than anything in Spencer County. With that please let me give you some history and insight.
    About ten years ago I served on the board of education here in Spencer County. At that time and after decades of school politics our school system had been academically destroyed. Our system was a total embarrassment state wide.

  • School board resignation points to issues

    Last week we covered a story regarding the resignation of Spencer County Board of Education member Ange McKinney. The story began an interesting week involving people contacting the Magnet to offer their own opinions on the situation, and I understand quite a lot of chatter on social media sites like Facebook regarding the issues discussed by McKinney.

  • We need more super meetings

    Last week marked something we have not seen perhaps ever. A meeting which involved not only the Spencer County Fiscal Court and the City of Taylorsville, but also the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with State Representative James Allen Tipton who was present to be part of the very important meeting regarding the floodwall. For this “super meeting” we thought it appropriate to give kudos to the respective agencies who called this moment together.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 4 15

    Reader says “right-to-work” laws mean working for less
    The “right-to-work” law the Republicans and Chamber of Commerce are trying to get passed is not as it sounds. It is really the right to work for LESS.