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Opinion

  • I was saddened last week to learn of the passing of Noreen Love Day at the age of 100. While I realize that her time had come, one of her last comments to me was, “I am ready for my eternal rest,” it still always saddens me when someone passes, especially when it is someone I only had the pleasure of speaking with one time.
    If you will recall, we published a story a few weeks back on Mrs. Day’s life, beginning in Canada and following a path that eventually led her back to her fatherland, Kentucky.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Coulter responds to attacks

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Keep competent local candidates

  • This week marks the 74th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and we here at the Spencer Magnet are proud to be the community’s source of news and information.
    With all the talk of downsizing at the larger newspapers, smaller community based newspapers are thriving. This should come as no surprise to anyone here in Spencer County or anywhere that local journalism takes hold.
    Communities and newspapers enjoy a symbiotic relationship in that you cannot have one without the other.

  • Resident asks ‘why vote for Mr. Cheek?’
    I read with interest the resume Mr. Cheek printed in the newspaper and must say I found it incomplete. He stated that he had worked several years in the education system but didn’t say how many locations, accomplishments or reasons for leaving. Given the state of the public school system, I don’t consider what he provided much reason to vote for him.

  • Reader wants to get out the facts on Sheriff Buddy Stump
    Yes, just the facts, that is what Sergeant Friday wanted when he interrogated suspect’s on the old TV program “Dragnet”. That is also what we as voting citizens should be interested in as we evaluate the people running for public office in November.
    Having heard some questionable negative comments (also many that were positive) regarding the operation of our Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Buddy Stump, motivated me to investigate the facts. So, investigate I did.

  • The Taylorsville City Commission finally took a step to move forward on renovations to Maple Avenue last week, voting to approve a roughly $63,000 project which will repave and widen Maple Avenue while installing new sidewalks on the south side of the roadway.
    For several months, the commissioners have debated an issue which seemed to come down to city officials desire for a street which matched the plan for other streets in the city versus resident’s desire not to have sidewalks.

  • by Senator Jimmy Higdon

  • Opportunity to name
    elementary school
    The Board of Education will soon be naming the new county elementary school. This is a splendid opportunity to name the school in honor of Spencer County’s greatest educator, James Morrison Heady.
    Heady, was born and raised in Spencer County in the middle 1800’s on Normandy Road. Though blinded as a youth and deaf by age 40, his buoyant spirit and astonshing intellect provided a rich and productive life as novelist, poet, inventor, designer, philosopher, musician and composers.

  • Those of you who remember the 1970s might remember a song called “Signs” by the Five Man Electrical Band. It is filled with a number of comical references to the plethora of signs and the meaning behind those signs.
    The chorus of that song is pretty relevant to Spencer County today, “sign, sign, everywhere a sign, blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

  • courtesy of The Kentucky Standard

  • I recently had the opportunity to be a part of the “Learning from our Leaders” program hosted by Spencer County and Taylorsville Elementary Schools. Several local community leaders were invited to attend the event at the Cooperative Extension Office in Taylorsville and it was a pretty great opportunity to meet with our young people and work with them on a school related project.
    District-wide, students are working on the Leader in Me program which seeks to train students on what it means to be successful leaders and contributing members to society.

  • Shelburne thanks
    community

  • Our recent interview with Property Valuation Administrator Kim Stump left us feeling good about the improved state of the economy in Spencer County, at least in so far as new housing is on the rise. However, it left us a little more concerned that commercial development is not only continuing to lag in this county, but seems to be going backwards. While new property assessments are just the tip of the overall iceberg of economic development, the figures do point to trends which are both good and bad.

  • Riley is the leader the county needs
    Our county is in desperate need for leadership that will bring people together, no matter their political, social or economical position, to work for the ultimate goal of growing Spencer County in a positive direction.
    John Riley without question is that leader.

  • Recently our community suffered a tragic loss with the fire and destruction of the Mt. Eden Fire Station. Since then we have witnessed quite a bit of public outpouring in support of the brave individuals who serve the department.
    We have been moved by the actions of citizens throughout the area who have given their time and money in support of the department.
    Specifically we would like to thank the people of Shelby county, who have stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and have hit a home run in helping their neighbors in Mt. Eden.

  • John Riley yet again fails to give an account for his past transgressions against taxpayers, but instead chooses to create and embrace a lie and distortion to remove all attention away from the real issues he is being exposed on! Riley stated in a political ad that the negative political attacks of the quote, Cheek/Trageser campaign ad were taking Spencer County in the wrong direction.