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Opinion

  • courtesy of Bowling Green Daily

  • For quite some time, there have been several discussions regarding the opportunity for people wishing to address the magistrates and county judge executive during Fiscal Court meetings. We feel compelle to address this issue.

  • On March 26, Habitat for Humanity went before the Spencer County Board of Adjustment to request several zoning variances for the construction of a duplex on a lot located on Maple Avenue. The initial pitch did not go so well for Habitat representatives as members of the board had questions regarding the requests made by the group, which is detailed in one of our front page stories this week.

  • Something is rotten in Spencer County
    Recent articles in the Spencer Magnet and discussions of water rates at the 7 April Fiscal Court meeting leave one with the impression that something is rotten in Spencer County! It’s the water and sewer system. Or more specifically the price residents are paying for these services.

  • Do not be confused by the headline, it is not the name of some new band winding its way into Taylorsville in the near future, but the name of our city government.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Editorial courtesy of the
    Lexington Herald Leader

  • We are glad to see that the City of Taylorsville and the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No 1 could come to an agreement on two issues of supreme importance to the citizens of Taylorsville and Spencer County.

  • This fall, the citizens of Spencer County have an opportunity to select new government leaders. I’m sure there are many good people running for office.
    I want to share some experiences I had with one of them. His name is Woodie Cheek.
    I met Woodie when we came together to oppose the proposed airport in 2008.
    What impressed me were his leadership skills, imagination, and work ethic.

  • I have read the article about the Spencer County Jailer in the Bardstown newspaper. It is entirely possible that the shield separating the driver from prisoners is required by state law. Jailer Herndon did not have the shield closed and now a troubled kid may spend half his life behind bars because of a small failure in professionalism. A small failure that almost got the jailer killed. I sure hope this kids parents aren’t able to file suit on the county over this. KRS 441 section 115 allows for training expenses for the jailer. Maybe that would be a good place to start.

  • by JIM ZACHARY, Director of the Transparency Project

  • I have followed the one sided conversation of Spencer County road deicing with a jaundiced eye. To me it is much ado about nothing (with attributes to Shakespeare).

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Coal Ash vs Road Salt

  • Last week’s Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate over the viability of Creationism probably did not change any minds, but it may have opened some. For decades, the secularists have pushed the narrative that science and faith are like oil and water.

  • In regard to complaints made by the public about not being provided inside accommodations during executive sessions of the City of Taylorsville’s public meetings, there were several statements made by Mayor Don Pay, City Clerk Steve Biven and City Attorney Dudley Dale that were far from the truth.
    In the Feb. 13 Magnet article “AG says local government shouldn’t kick public to the curb,” Pay stated, “In eight years of being mayor, this has never come up.”