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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with litter abatement program

    In spite of the abnormal weather and the busy summer schedules, our non-profit groups have done a really good job on our Summer Roadside Litter Abatement Program.
    Our citizens need to be proud of the way our county’s roads look, and be thankful for the energetic people that are willing to take the time to help make our county more attractive.
    We all feel the pinch of the weak economy, and need to remember how beneficial it can be to recycle any renewable, reusable waste, rather than tossing it.

  • LETTER: What happened to human compassion?

    After a long summer, my husband and I felt we needed a small getaway. We left on July 20 and returned on July 21 – two of the hottest days we have had this summer.
    The first day was enjoyable. The second day was something else.
    When we entered the last shop of the day, there were six chairs with straight backs sitting in front of the shop outside in the scorching heat.
    My husband has an illness that affects his walking and has pain in his back. He walks with a cane and sometimes with a walker with wheels.

  • LETTER: Thanks for caring for our loved one

    To the people of Taylorsville, we, the family of Marsha Dennison, wish to thank you for being there for her, especially those who were there at her unfortunate accident on Feb. 3, 2010.
    The Alexander and Gross families
    Plymouth, Ind.