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Opinion

  • Elections are an important part of what it means to be American. Every two years we are treated to very significant and important elections, not just for our local races but for the national races as well.
    During these election cycles, those people who are dissatisfied with the current state of affairs can either run for public office themselves or back candidates that they feel are more in line with their particular points of view.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • I would like to say that last week marked my first foray in a Spencer County Board of Education meeting and I would like to say I’m impressed.
    For many months I listened as former Spencer Magnet reporter, now freelancer, Mallory Bilger sung the praises of the school board’s efficiency. Now after experiencing it myself I must agree.
    For those of you with little or no experience dealing with the board, you should know that their agendas are generally the easiest to follow of any county agency I have dealt with so far.

  • by Senator Jimmy Higdon

  • The Spencer County Fair has come and gone and we have made a few observations regarding the event. First it should be said that fair volunteers put in hours of work to prepare each and every event enjoyed by fair goers this week. Many times this week, staff with The Spencer Magnet witnessed volunteers running from one event to the next to make sure things went as smoothly as possible. The diligence and sacrifice of these individuals was very impressive.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Another week, another discussion regarding that pesky 911 services contract with the Kentucky State Police. This time the meeting was held in the city hall annex with representatives from the city, county and 911 commission present.
    Once again politics reared its ugly head and participants argued over whether or not to stick with KSP or go a different route. Members of the 911 commission were annoyed that their voice was being drowned out by what Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Chief Nathan Nation said was in essence the loud bellowing of one solitary person.

  • Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Border must be
    protected

  • Just when we thought we had a nice new contract with the Kentucky State Police, the Spencer County Fiscal Court pulls the rug out from under us.
    For the last several months there had been an ongoing debate regarding whether the county should continue using the Kentucky State Police for its dispatching services or whether it should bid the contract out in the hopes of getting a lower bid.

  • courtesy of the Frankfort State Journal

  • It is with bittersweet emotions that I am bidding The Spencer Magnet goodbye this week. Today, in fact, is my last day.

  • 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.