Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators should review state retirement system

    Regardless of their merit, some bills proposed in the General Assembly never receive serious discussion or consideration.

    One overlooked measure from the 2010 legislative session has been refiled and deserves consideration and passage. It deals with state pensions for future legislators.

  • LETTER TO EDITOR: Disputes business figures


    In the Spencer Magnet Nov. 10, there was an article about services offered by the EDA.

    In the article it was claimed in the last two years there were 681 new businesses in Spencer County with a loss of 105 so that leaves 576 in business. I have given that some thought and find that hard to believe so I began checking.

    I asked EDA for a list and they said they don’t have a list and referred me to the Occupational License Administration. I was told I could download the list and did so. Then I started detailing it out and here is what I found.

  • COLUMN: Keep the warmth of Christmas with you all year

    It’s always a fun time of the year for those of us that celebrate Christmas, especially for those that keep the festive season in proper perspective.

    The other night I watched for a countless time one of my favorite holiday movie favorites: “Scrooged,” the Bill Murray-driven knock-off of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol.”

  • COLUMN: Take a second look at Spencer County

    Since it’s founding in 1824, Spencer County has been touted for its beautiful, rural scenery, friendliness and closeness to larger cities such as Louisville, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

    Throughout the years, the county has grown by leaps and bounds, both residentially and commercially.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Christmas factory
  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: The pecking order
  • GUEST COLUMN: Constable positions should be reviewed

    Earlier this month, Spencer Countians elected a constable for each of the county’s magisterial districts. While we have no reason to question that voters gave due consideration to each candidate’s qualifications, we wonder how many residents actually understand the constable’s role.

    In Medieval times, constables helped manage a noble household, royal castle or a fortified town. In Kentucky, the position was established by the 1850 state constitution to carry out minor judicial duties and help small communities maintain civic order.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Thanks farmers, for all you do

    This season is known for the fall harvest, bountiful meals, and the many other blessings for which we all owe a debt of thanks. When you gather with family and friends around that crowded Thanksgiving table, keep in mind that the fruits (and vegetables, and meats, and bread) of that annual feast wouldn’t be possible without the labor of tens of thousands of farm families across the Commonwealth.