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Today's Opinions

  • From our readers - Former election rival urges Riley to focus on County

    Shame on you John Riley.

    You defeated me two plus years ago in the judge’s general election and I am certainly not a “sore or poor loser.” To the contrary, I am free for the first time in my life.

    As a fulfilled person, I will devote the remainder of my life preparing for the hereafter and being with family.

  • Our history isn’t that long ago

    I’ve always loved history, especially Kentucky history. I can’t recall if Mr. Larry Dixon, my 7th grade history teacher at Belmont Junior High School in Winchester, was a highly skilled communicator or not, but something about that unit on Kentucky History grabbed my attention and never let me go.

    So while compiling this larger than usual issue of The Spencer Magnet has been a busy one for us here at the office, it’s been fascinating for me as well as I was able to do a little research into the 150-year history of this publication.

  • Filter the fake news

    Do you know a chronic fake news perpetuator? Mine is my cousin on Facebook. He spreads fake news like it’s his job. He reacts to each sensational headline with the correct amount of outrage. I don’t think it’s intentional. I think he sees someone else sharing these, he believes them to be true, and he clicks share. It is not a problem of malice; it is a problem of media literacy.

  • From our readers - Youth Basketball League thankful for support

    The Spencer County Parks and Recreation would like to thank all the participants in the Spencer County Youth Basketball League.

    Thanks to the parents and coaches – we couldn’t have done it without you.

    I would also like to thank the Spencer County Fiscal Court, the Spencer County Board of Education and those in maintenance at the schools – Joe Oliver, Dee Oliver, Jenny Nation and Mike and Rodney.

  • From our readers - Charter schools may put local schools at risk

    On March 15th, Kentucky legislators voted in favor of charter schools being allowed to infiltrate our state. We could start seeing charter schools being built as early as the next school year.

    Do not be misled or fooled. This was not just a bill for Louisville and Lexington. Rural areas such as Spencer County are at risk of having these schools invade our county.

  • The great Trump divide

    The great divide in America was on full display in Louisville Monday night as President Donald J. Trump held a rally at Freedom Hall that drew a packed house of over 20,000.

    The event also drew large crowds of protesters who set up their protest lines nearby with signs and posters as they planned an inhospitable welcome to both the President and those who support him.

  • Focusing on education

    Each of us had a school teacher who we still remember today. That teacher may have spent extra time helping us hone a skill we needed a little more time to learn. Or maybe he or she was a listening ear when we couldn’t find one anywhere else.

  • Empowering state’s teachers

    Early mornings turned to late nights and spirited debate echoed through the House and Senate chambers as we closed in on the final days of the 2017 Legislative Session in Frankfort. A flurry of bills were sent to Governor Matt Bevin’s desk this week, highlighted by measures to empower our Kentucky teachers and create better learning environments for our Kentucky students.