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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Salary, wages and overtime

    There has been much discussion about employees paid under salary (exempt) and there seems to be much misunderstanding about that term. Being curious, I looked it up and salary (exempt) is an employee on salary not eligible for overtime pay and an employee on salary (nonexempt) can receive overtime pay. There are restrictions on who can be under salary (exempt) listed in the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and you can look them up.

  • LETTER: Pray for our leaders

    I preached a sermon a few weeks ago on prayer. A few days after I preached this sermon on prayer, Jesus came to me one morning. It was just as plain as anything.
    Jesus was telling me to quit complaining about these wicked leaders we have running our country and start praying for them.
    This made me realize all the complaining I did did not do any good because our leaders kept coming up with one evil thing after another.
    Praise the Lord, Jesus showed me he was the only one who could handle this situation.

  • COLUMN: New writer joins Magnet staff for 10-week internship

    Readers will have a new writer for the Spencer Magnet, but not for long. I’m the summer intern and will be spending 10 weeks in Taylorsville working at the paper.
    I’m 20 years old and will be starting my third year at the University of Kentucky this fall. With Spencer County’s relative close proximity to Louisville and the Cardinals, I only hope that won’t be held against me.

  • LETTER: Nation family says thanks

    We would like to say thank you to everyone who may have attended the benefit truck tug for Clifford Nation that was held on May 24. Your donations, attendance and continued support were and are greatly appreciated.
    A special thank you goes out to KTT, Candy Branch Motorsports, Russ Goodwin, Jonathan and Sibrina Couch, Connie Milburn, the ladies from the Spencer County Clerk’s office, Wanda Vaught, Candi Redmon, Janet Biggers, Todd Nethery and anyone we may have failed to mention.

  • LETTER: Community helps fire district raise $15,885 for crusade

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Protection District I would like to thank everyone that supported our 2013 WHAS Crusade for Children efforts. Our total was $15,885 which was up $855 from last year.
    Thanks to our firefighters, family and friends that helped collect. Special thanks to a local business and Chief Toby Lewis and family for the donation of ice and drinks.

    Nathan B. Nation, Fire Chief

  • COLUMN: Witnessing artistic greatness

    Last Thursday evening, I had the opportunity to witness greatness on a number of levels.
    The Spencer Magnet was invited to attend and cover a “Night at the Museum” at Spencer County Middle School, pictures from which can be found in our B section this week.
    Art Teacher Stacy LaRue explained to our staff that each of her advanced art students and art club members would have a table of their work set up in the school’s cafeteria to display to friends and family.

  • COLUMN: AG: Teen drivers, drive safely this summer

    While some progress has been made regarding teen driver safety, motor vehicle crashes remain the number one killer of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 20. In 2012, nationally there were more than 25,200 crashes involving drivers under the age of 21. These crashes resulted in more than 8,000 injuries and 95 fatalities.

  • COLUMN: With Kleinjan, actions speak louder than words

    This week I had the pleasure of writing a story about a man that I vividly remember as a child — Spencer County Elementary School Principal Dale Kleinjan.