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Opinion

  • Editor:

    In the Spencer Magnet Nov. 10, there was an article about services offered by the EDA.

    In the article it was claimed in the last two years there were 681 new businesses in Spencer County with a loss of 105 so that leaves 576 in business. I have given that some thought and find that hard to believe so I began checking.

    I asked EDA for a list and they said they don’t have a list and referred me to the Occupational License Administration. I was told I could download the list and did so. Then I started detailing it out and here is what I found.

  • It’s always a fun time of the year for those of us that celebrate Christmas, especially for those that keep the festive season in proper perspective.

    The other night I watched for a countless time one of my favorite holiday movie favorites: “Scrooged,” the Bill Murray-driven knock-off of Charles Dickens’s classic “A Christmas Carol.”

  • Since it’s founding in 1824, Spencer County has been touted for its beautiful, rural scenery, friendliness and closeness to larger cities such as Louisville, Shelbyville, Shepherdsville and Bardstown.

    Throughout the years, the county has grown by leaps and bounds, both residentially and commercially.

  • Earlier this month, Spencer Countians elected a constable for each of the county’s magisterial districts. While we have no reason to question that voters gave due consideration to each candidate’s qualifications, we wonder how many residents actually understand the constable’s role.

    In Medieval times, constables helped manage a noble household, royal castle or a fortified town. In Kentucky, the position was established by the 1850 state constitution to carry out minor judicial duties and help small communities maintain civic order.

  • This season is known for the fall harvest, bountiful meals, and the many other blessings for which we all owe a debt of thanks. When you gather with family and friends around that crowded Thanksgiving table, keep in mind that the fruits (and vegetables, and meats, and bread) of that annual feast wouldn’t be possible without the labor of tens of thousands of farm families across the Commonwealth.

  • Taking a look at the political fight American faces.

  • There’s no elegant way to say this. So, in typical Robin Bass form I will blurt out the news and let jaws drop where they may.

    Friday will be my last day as editor of the Spencer Magnet as I set out next week to begin a new chapter in my career.

  • God bless veterans for your selfless service securing our freedom! The blessings we hold dear to us today are because of your sacrifices yesterday. We all can never repay you for keeping us safe and secure as a nation. May everyone greet you today with love and thanksgiving.

    Nov. 6 was Guard Duty’s 5th annual Veterans Celebration and it was such a glorious day to honor and pay respect to our nation’s heroes.

  • On November 10, 1775 the Continental Congress commissioned the United States Marine Corps and that very day recruiting began at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Today, Marines all over the world remember and celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. And just in case you are wondering, Marines consider themselves Marines for life, once a Marine, always a Marine.

  • Best wishes to all of our newly elected officials and congratulations to Woody Cheek, our new magistrate for the fourth district.

    I would like to thank all of the people who supported me in this election.

    I have met and talked with so many great people with so many questions and remarkable ideas for our district. Your suggestions and ideas were spread to others as I progressed along the campaign trail, and I thing that these ideas will become reality if we continue to ask.

  • The family of Carrie Anne Husband would like to thank everyone for their support. The numerous expressions of sympathy were overwhelming to the family. May God bless you all.

    Below is a thank you note found in Carrie’s handwriting that says it better than we could.

    Elisa Carrithers

    Taylorsville

  • Common chickweed, henbit, and purple deadnettle are cool-season weeds we usually see in crop fields during the fall and winter.

    However, other weeds, such as dandelions, have become more prevalent in recent years. Dandelions are generally considered a major lawn or pasture weed but are increasingly found in grain crop fields.

    The expansion of dandelion populations in field crops is likely due to fewer applications of soil-residual herbicides along with no-till crop production practices.

  • After years of “a tablespoon of rock and a cup of oil to patch a pothole,” that lasted only a few hours, a new road of blacktop has happened.

    Thanks Mr. Jenkins.

    Anna Hochstrasser

    Fisherville

     

  • In the last two years, Taylorsville and Spencer County have had 681 new businesses; of that number, 105 have closed their accounts according to the occupational tax administrator’s records. The sewer expansion project is well underway, this will encourage renovation of existing facilities and the building of new ones, creating job opportunities.

  • It is that time of the year again: the attack of the lady beetles. Usually they sneak their way into our homes before now but the mild weather has kept them at bay. The chill is here so people are asking, “what do I do about all the lady bugs in my house.”

    Well, the short answer is seal up the house well and get out the vacuum cleaner.

    The Asian lad beetle is looking for some warmth and protection from approaching winter weather.

  • Tis’ the season for giving thanks, so allow me the chance to extend my gratitude to you – our readers.

  • I preached my first revival in September. It lasted five days and what a great infilling of the Holy Spirit it was.

    On Wednesday night, I told everyone to come back on Thursday night, because I was going to preach a hell -fire sermon. When I got back to where my wife, Roberta, and I were staying, I got to thinking.

    I perhaps should have not announced that I was going to preach about hell because maybe no one would come. To my surprise, more came that night than any other night.

  • I attended the special- called meeting at the high school last Thursday regarding the issue of “outerwear” being worn in the classrooms. At the time that I attended this meeting, I would like to note that my son has not even worn a heavy jacket to school yet, so I was there to try and learn the facts and advocate for all student’s rights if I felt like they were being violated.