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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Use local assets to better community

    Use local assets to better community

    I just wanted to respond to Ashley Scoby’s editorial in the Aug. 14 issue of the Magnet.
    Ashley gave us invaluable insight into some of the problems with this county. Her editorial was not mean-spirited, but was a concise appraisal and we should pay attention.
    In a few short months, she clearly saw the good and bad of Spencer County. She couldn’t have been more to the point and I admire her honesty. It is up to us to take it from there.

  • COLUMN: 'Squeak' for change on Ky. 44

    Three accidents occurred on Saturday within eight hours of each other and probably within fewer than eight feet of each other.
    Two motorcycles and an SUV fell victim to a sharp drop-off along Ky. 44 West inside of city limits heading out of Taylorsville.
    This roadway — the twisty, turning Ky. 44 — has been on the state’s “schedule” for years. Several phases of the project have been completed, but none of those phases entails construction or implementation.

  • COLUMN: Kim King addresses redistricting plan that takes Spencer County out of her district

    After nearly 18 months, one lawsuit and one plan declared unconstitutional, the House of Representatives and the Senate finally passed a redistricting plan this past week during a Special Session in Frankfort.
    Given all the past history of redistricting stretching back to the Kentucky Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the plan that passed in 2012, it was somewhat refreshing that we could come together and pass a plan that for the most part passed along bipartisan lines.

  • COLUMN: New senator introduces himself to the community

    Hello, I’m Jimmy Higdon, and I am honored to be your new state Senator for Spencer County.

  • LETTER: Work together

    When I talk with the people in our community and I ask them how we can work together to improve our community, I often get this answer: It does not matter how you try to improve things, they (the officials) are going to do what they want to do. Our county can be a thriving and loving community if we all work together and focus on the positives of our hometown.

    Jeanie Smith
    Taylorsville
     

  • LETTER: Share ‘both sides’

    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for running Ashley Scoby’s opinion piece in last week’s newspaper entitled “Spencer County is great, but deserves better.” It was a well written piece that echoed much truth through the eyes of someone who is a talented writer and has taken a bird’s eye glimpse into our community. And yes, she is right, we deserve better.

  • LETTER: Don’t oppose the business because of the circumstance

    A few weeks ago The Spencer Magnet published an article on the front page about a local businessman that had been arrested and charged with the unlawful subjection of two women to sexual contact without their consent. Whether these charges are trumped up, or legitimate, I do not know; I could speculate, but what difference will it make? The charges and arrest have been made and The Spencer Magnet did its job.

  • COLUMN: Keep our county green

    Back in the early days of human activity, the earth was covered with about 18 billion acres of forest lands with trees of various types. Today, that has shrunk to less than 11 billion acres.
    Wood in general helped create civilization as we know it today. Even when building with brick, concrete and steel, a lot of wood is involved in each project. We have been exposed to using wood in so many different ways, we have lost the sense of its importance in our world today.