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Opinion

  • Last week marked something we have not seen perhaps ever. A meeting which involved not only the Spencer County Fiscal Court and the City of Taylorsville, but also the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with State Representative James Allen Tipton who was present to be part of the very important meeting regarding the floodwall. For this “super meeting” we thought it appropriate to give kudos to the respective agencies who called this moment together.

  • Reader says “right-to-work” laws mean working for less
    The “right-to-work” law the Republicans and Chamber of Commerce are trying to get passed is not as it sounds. It is really the right to work for LESS.

  • Last week marked something we have not seen perhaps ever. A meeting which involved not only the Spencer County Fiscal Court and the City of Taylorsville, but also the Spencer County Levee, Flood Control and Drainage District No. 1 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with State Representative James Allen Tipton who was present to be part of the very important meeting regarding the floodwall. For this “super meeting” we thought it appropriate to give kudos to the respective agencies who called this moment together.

  • The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of the Spencer County School System deserve praise for working hard in their roles. But equally deserving of praise are the members of the District’s Board of Education, not only for their work but for their leadership.

  • Fiscal court last week was an interesting display of what happens when elected officials focus on what they want, as opposed to what the citizens want. It was also interesting to see that for all the talk of working together, we aren’t really much closer to that goal than we were before.
    The fiscal court once again brought up the issue of the Salt River Bridge, also known as the blue bridge, but this time the magistrates appeared to be following what their constituents were asking for.

  • FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 16, 2015) – Greetings from Frankfort. After a busy and very productive first week of the session, we are in adjournment until February 3. Yet, we still have much work to do. The last date for new bills is Feb. 13 and that means that we are working to see what legislation needs priority and how to move forward efficiently. I have been traveling to Frankfort and meeting with the other leaders to prepare.

  • Reader cannot support what Charlie Hebdo stands for
    I am NOT Charlie Hebdo!
    The world’s sympathy was poured out on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago after radical Islamic terrorists stormed their building and killed a number of employees, two police officers and then continued their killing spree a couple days later at a Kosher grocery store.

  • As the editor of a community newspaper, one of the things I enjoy most is being able to interact with the community, not only personally, but through the pages of this newspaper.
    Generally not a day goes by that I am not at some public function, or even at the grocery store, where someone doesn’t stop me to chat about an issue of interest to them in the community.

  • By Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Reader voices concerns regarding treatment of pet
    I am writing concerning my parents, Ted and Betty Goodlett, Girl the dog, and Spencer County Dog Pound. Girl has now been picked up twice within three days by a woman from the pound.
    Girl was dropped at my parent’s house when she was a puppy. She was at the end of her young life of being a Pit Bull; the owners were going to have her put down. My father is a farmer, a retired navy veteran; a man that strongly believes in his freedom along with his animals.

  • Friday, dozens of Spencer County’s finest were working together in freezing temperatures to save the lives of two truck drivers involved in a pretty horrific crash on KY 55.
    For several hours, beginning at around 10:30 a.m. and ending after 8 p.m., our first responders worked in extremely cold weather to clear the scene of a two vehicle accident involving semi trucks that collided at the intersection of Ky 55 and KY 1633. From my observation, they not only worked in a very professional manner, but in a safe and expedient manner.

  • The Spencer County fiscal court had a productive and interesting first day Monday, during a nearly all day session. I felt it appropriate here to list the hits and misses in the court’s first meeting as a grade of sorts to get the ball rolling on this new fiscal court cycle.

  • U.S. looks like a nation in retreat
    Want to know what a nation in retreat looks like? Look at America at the close of 2014.
    Recently, America suffered three devastating blows to freedom and order.

  • Sunday, most of your recently elected officials were sworn into their respective offices. The ceremony brought out not only the officials themselves, but family, friends and other supporters to share in this important moment. For some, the swearing in ceremony was a mere formality, as they have been reelected to positions they have held for many years. For others, it was a first of what could be many more such ceremonies as the future unfolds.

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  • Last Wednesday the staff of the Spencer Magnet took to the street, so to speak, with our kiosk at the Country Mart in Taylorsville.
    Every year we hosts kiosks in order to show new subscribers what the Spencer Magnet has to offer. It is always great to make new friends, and of course to see old friends.

  • Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is, for most of us, the Christmas season.
    While we all acknowledge it at different times – some barely waiting for the dishes to be cleared from Thanksgiving dinner, if they even make it that long, and others not putting up a tree or singing carols until Christmas Eve — it’s coming.