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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

     

  • COLUMN: Representatives, senators prepare for the 2014 General Assembly

    I send my best regards to you and your family for the New Year. The holidays are behind us now, and we strive to get back into our routine with school and work. For me, Jan. 7 convened the 2014 General Assembly, a 60-day legislative session creating the next two year budget for Kentucky. This year is loaded with issues that require legislative action as the Senate Majority strives to make pathways for economic growth and fight for fiscal responsibility.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Toys for Tots supporters

    Toys for Tots organizers would like to thank Chad Goodlett and First Assembly of God, Bill Dunning and First Christian Church and Becky Wilson, Vonda Martin and the Spencer County Schools Family Resource and Youth Service Centers for their help with the program. Thank you also to all of the drop-off locations and everyone that gave. Your generosity made this season’s program a success.
    Bruce Kapfhammer
    Taylorsville

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: Robertson may be ‘next great American hero’

    Phil Robertson, the bearded, straight-shooting and straight-talking patriarch from the Louisiana Duck Dynasty family may be the next great American hero.
    Phil has reminded Americans that it’s both okay and admirable to speak your mind. It may not be without backlash or consequences, but dadgum it, don’t let anyone intimidate you from having or expressing an opinion. It’s a lesson we need today more than ever.

  • POINT COUNTERPOINT: First Amendment still ‘alive and well’

    In March 2012, a group led by Jane Fonda called “The Woman’s Media Center” publically called for the FCC to remove Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. Their argument was basically that because (as they see it) Mr. Limbaugh belittles and mocks a wide range of groups that he is not acting “in the public interest” whatever that means.