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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Calm down — Kentucky still owns the bourbon brand

    Everyone needs to take a deep breath and relax — no one is tearing down our whiskey barns.
    The blogosphere and twittersphere — never ones to overreact — exploded after the Jan. 13 announcement that Japanese-owned Suntory Holdings would purchase Beam Inc. for $16 billion. Even the Gray Lady herself, The New York Times, ran the story about the announcement under the headline “My Old Osaka Home.”

  • COLUMN: Two early bills past through Senate

    The second week of the 2014 regular session brought schedules packed with meetings, rallies, press conferences and hearings on bills.  We met with constituents, citizen groups and fellow lawmakers as we began vetting proposed legislation.

  • EDITORIAL: Cold is sufferable if it kills out flu

    Two hot topics in and around our area right now are the weather (When is it going to snow and how much? And how cold is it going to get this time?) and the flu (Do you  have it? Who do you know who has it?).
    Our hope is that these two things can work together for some good. Perhaps the cold will be cold enough to kill out some of the viruses being passed around.

  • COLUMN: This chapter comes to a close

    By now, you’ve probably seen or heard that my time at The Spencer Magnet is coming to a close.
    In short, I was presented with an excellent job opportunity, which will be a better fit for my family and will put me closer to home, so I accepted it. Although I am sad to leave the acquaintances I have here in Spencer County, as well as the community I’ve grown to love as my own over the last three years, all chapters must end in order for a new one to begin.

  • LETTER: ‘Best explanation of the Tea Party’

    The political left in this country has tried to define the Tea Party in a negative light. We’ve been called “jihadists, terrorists, arsonists, radicals and anarchists.” Senator Mitch McConnell has called the Tea Party “traitors” and said that we “need to be punched in the nose.” The very best explanation I’ve heard was on a recent interview of Matt Bevin on WHAS radio. I will paraphrase what Mr. Bevin had to say and add some thoughts of my own.

  • LETTER: Thanks to those who brave the cold to keep others warm
  • LETTER: Cold doesn’t stop one city commissioner

    This is in response to your editorial in the Jan. 8 edition of The Spencer Magnet. During my campaign, I advised the citizens that I knew I would make decisions that they would not agree with, but I would listen to them concerning these.
    Yes, I am one of the members of the general public working every day it was cold. Some days we had limited heating due to one of our units not working properly in our office. It was not a toasty 70 degrees in our office during those three days. It was very cold, but work continued as usual.

  • EDITORIAL: Cold temps, canceled meetings?

    Editor's note: The Spencer Magnet received notice Wednesday morning that Thursday's special meeting of the City Commission will be rescheduled because of broken pipes and water issues in the City Hall Annex.