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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: There’s no excuse for DUIs

    I spend quite a bit of time gazing at court records. At least once a week I am charged with sifting through the local dockets to see what is newsworthy.

  • LETTER: The power of words

    I have always felt the key to life and success is good communication. Words are the foundation that communication is built upon. Words are powerful and they can be positive or negative. They can make you happy or they can make you sad. Too often words are used without giving careful thought. Words create wars and words can give you eternal life.

  • LETTER: Give Bevin a platform

    In case some have not heard, there is a conservative running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s race. His name is Matt Bevin. He grew up on a farm in New Hampshire, he was a military officer, and is now a successful businessman with a large family. He loves this country and will not be a part of the problem that McConnell has helped to create in his 30 years in congress. We saw just how the senator caves when other members of congress try and trim the budget. Oh wait, there has not been a budget since Barack Hussein Obama took office.

  • LETTER: 'Apathy, the greatest threat to freedom'

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

  • COLUMN: Be a part of something big

    Have you ever felt like you were witnessing something big? That suddenly, even if in a small way, you were a part of something that was about to make a difference?
    I had that feeling last week, and I hope many of you did, too, or will soon enough.
    I had just walked outside the Taylorsville City Commission meeting, where, in almost a moment’s notice, a state senator and a representative from our congressman’s office had shown up to take part in the discussion about Taylorsville’s levee.

  • COLUMN: Postgame tradition sparks local, national debate

    The postgame handshake is one of the fundamentals of sports taught from the earliest ages. From the time kids are old enough to chew on their glove, put on an oversized football helmet, or use their short legs to chase down a soccer ball, the gesture at the end of the game where winners and losers meet and congratulate each other for a “good game” is almost universally observed.

  • EDITORIAL: Let's have a relationship that lasts a lifetime

     One week out of every year is set aside as National Newspaper Week — a week when, on a national scale, we celebrate the importance of newspapers, their trustworthiness and their value in your lives.
    This year’s national theme is “Your community, your newspaper, your life.”
    Sound familiar?
    During the other 51 weeks of the year, The Spencer Magnet’s slogan is “Your community. Your newspaper.” But we are also about “Your life.”

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: Columnists John Shindlebower and Jim Michalowski take opposing views on the Affordable Care Act and the partial federal government shutdown

    America's theme today is 'force'

    By John Shindlebower