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Today's Opinions

  • AT ISSUE: Kentucky’s Right-to-Work law - Opposes

    Angry labor union members on Saturday said they don’t know how they became public enemy No. 1 in Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session.

    Hundreds of workers in boots and heavy coats poured onto every public floor of the state Capitol to loudly protest final passage of three bills that they say will weaken unions and reduce construction workers’ wages.

    “It’s an attack on the working people,” said Chris Kendall, 44, a member of Local 184 of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union in Paducah.

  • Kentucky Chamber of Commerce applauds Right-to-Work legislation

    The Kentucky Chamber applauds Governor Bevin, Senate President Stivers and Speaker Hoover on their leadership to make right to work legislation a reality during the first week of the 2017 General Assembly and thanks all legislators who voted to ensure Kentucky is a state where business wants to locate.

  • From our readers - What does Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provide?

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency provides services for people in Bullitt, Shelby and Spencer counties, and approximately eight years ago, I accepted the position of Executive Director and made Kentucky my new home.   While I was not raised in Spencer County, it certainly reminds me of my home county of Perry County, Indiana—predominantly a farming community with down to earth people who care about their neighbors and are willing to give a helping hand.    

    Now I need to ask our neighbors for support.   

  • Mold issue needs quick, cheap resolution

    Some of your elected officials spent another three and a half hours in a courtroom last week continuing to bicker over how to best fix the mold issue in the sheriff’s office. It’s the second such day they’ve spent an afternoon in front of a judge.

    Is there mold in the office?

    Yes. According to tests and expert witnesses who have testified after walking through the building, there are issues.

  • Freedom of conscience

    A number of top celebrities have reportedly declined invitations to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump later this month. Some conservatives have expressed outrage and anger over what they claim is a lack of respect for the office of the presidency.

    I fully support the right of celebrities to make their own decisions on when and for whom they perform. It’s called freedom of conscience and it’s a right we Americans have had since our Founding Fathers emphasized the importance of individual liberties.

  • Tell us what you think

    As we embark on a new year, we’d like to renew an invitation to you our readers.

    The Spencer Magnet prides itself in being a community newspaper. That means we not only report on what’s going on in this community, we want our paper, especially this “Opinion” page, to be a forum for our community to speak out.

  • If you drink, don’t drive!

    Chances are, dozens of families across America will be mourning the loss of a loved one due to intoxicated driving as 2016 fades into 2017.

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 traffic fatalities take place nationally over the New Year’s Eve-New Year’s Day holiday, with over 50 percent of those involving drunk drivers.

  • Evaporating Obamacare’s ocean

    Geologists are concerned that the Dead Sea’s water level is dropping faster than Santa from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Experts estimate the water level in this famous sea separating Israel and Jordan dropped by more than 131 feet since the 1950s and continues to lose more than three feet of water annually.

    It’s not because too much water is somehow flowing out of the Sea of Salt, as it’s known.