Today's Opinions

  • It is always nice to move the ball forward

    We have taken up a variety of issues over the last year since I have been at the Spencer Magnet. Early on in my tenure here, we wrote a number of editorials regarding the city of Taylorsville. Over the last few months however, we have focused more on the county’s issues on this page and have not mentioned the city’s issues.

  • Legislative Update

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Fire can ruin the best plans

    This week marks the second week that a fire has disrupted our newspaper production schedule. Regular readers of the Spencer Magnet are aware that last week, a fire at our plant in Shepherdsville required us to produce the paper several hours away in Tell City, Indiana.
    Because of the change, we were required to print only one section of the newspaper. The distance also disrupted our normal smooth delivery schedule resulting in late arrivals for most people’s newspaper last week.

  • Opinion: From our readers 2 25 15

    Judge Executive explains position on the Blue Bridge
    Approximately eight years ago the Kentucky Department of Transportation made a decision to replace the Hwy 55 South bridge over Salt River in Taylorsville. Commonly known as the “Blue Bridge” it is an historic Pratt Steel Truss Bridge that was constructed in 1932. The Pratt Truss design was patented in 1844 by Thomas and Caleb Pratt, Boston railroad engineers.

  • Graced by winter weather

    Last week winter weather graced Spencer County and the rest of Kentucky to the tune of several inches of snowfall, with additional rain and ice on Saturday.
    Last week, the streets of Taylorsville were completely dead, as city and county offices, as well as, several businesses were closed early in the week. Spencer County Public Schools were also closed last week due to the weather.
    In situations like this the newspaper remains open, along with emergency services personnel and the city and county road crews.

  • Bonding of pension debt a solution with drawbacks

    The Paducah Sun

  • 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.