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Opinion

  • Jimmy Higdon,

  • This week we ran a story involving convicted Class-D felons working to collect money for the Crusade for Children during the first week in June. At the time we originally provided the information to the public regarding the Crusade we had no idea that some of the participants were in fact class-D felons.

  • Thanks from Spencer County Habitat

  • We would like to congratulate the city of Taylorsville for going above and beyond the call of duty in its most recent search for a police chief to fill the position being made available by the retirement of current chief Toby Lewis.

  • Summer is finally here, for real this time. After an exceptionally long winter, (luckily I was able to avoid my first full Kentucky winter) spring thaws have led into summer heat. This week the mercury is rising to 90 degrees and as such the true start of summer is here. I wanted to take this opportunity to say that a little over three months into my time here in Kentucky I have already been behaving quite a bit like it was already summer.

  • Magnet should get facts straight

  • We are proud to see that the community is getting involved in events. This Friday evening, Relay for Life will be having their annual event which promises to be very entertaining. The event is for an excellent cause and will include activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out our article on page 6 on the event.

  • Our county government at work

  • In an attempt to avoid a circus Thursday evening the Spencer County Fiscal Court accomplished just that, and seriously brought into question whether the court represents the people or themselves.
    We here at the Spencer Magnet take no direct position on whether the budget should or shouldn’t have been cut as we have not, as of yet, done a detailed analysis of the budget. Our concern is more in regards to what has been recently portrayed by magistrates and how these meetings could actually be conducted.

  • We want to congratulate both Spencer County Habitat for Humanity and the Spencer County Board of Adjustment for their work in coming together for the approval of a single family home on Maple Avenue. In a previous editorial we urged the parties to work together to find common ground and voiced our support for a single family dwelling on the corner lot owned by Habitat.

  • by Jimmy Higdon

  • The date of the election is fast approaching. Candidates are now doing their last minute push to garner all of the votes they can in the hopes it will take them over the top on May 20.

  • Last week we presented our election section, which included in person interviews of candidates running for house district 53, county judge executive, sheriff, county attorney and various magistrate positions. In each particular case we brought candidates in to be interviewed by staff and each candidate was run through a series of general questions in their particular race.

  • 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