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Opinion

  • At  Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., Shelbyville, KY (which I serve as postal consultant after retiring in 2008 from a 35-year career), when we face tough economic times, we have to make tough decisions. But ultimately, our goal is to grow our business by providing services that consumers want and need at competitive prices.

    When our business grows, so do jobs. If we do business right, our customers grow with us. In the end, making the right choices is right for the economy, jobs and our businesses.

  • The Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society would like to congratulate Alison McGaughey as the winner of the $500 scholarship for her essay titled, “The Mitchell Run Wreck.”

    The Society sponsors the essay contest beginning in March of each year for high school juniors of Spencer County. Rules are posted in March at the high school and at the library. The winner is announced in September; the scholarship is awarded at graduation ceremonies.

  • The gospel according to Paul.  No not that Paul.  I’m talking about the Rand Paul who puts his foot in his mouth every time he opens it.  If he gets to be US Senator from Kentucky, he would turn the clock back on KY, which is already at the bottom of the barrel, and keep us there.

  •      I’m writing to ask you to vote for David Eaton for State Senate.

  • Some may not understand this article, but it was inspired by God. When my time was coming to a close in the sheriff’s office, all that was on my mind was going home and back into the sawmill business and making money.

    In those days, sheriffs could not succeed themselves. I did not like the sheriff’s office and would not run for the office if I could. God had a plan for my life  other than running my sawmill business. He put a burden on my heart to run for judge executive.

  • Saturday, August 14 marked the return of the third annual JD Shelburne St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital charity softball game at Ray Jewell Park. 

    My crew which consisted of friends, fans, and band members took on the 97.5 WAMZ Country Hamz softball team on one of the hottest days of the year in Taylorsville.

    After a close game through 7 innings, the WAMZ Hamz took home the win 30-22 beating the JD Shelburne Team. 

  • We, at Spencer County Middle School, are collecting all types of lids and bottle caps for an art project. We greatly appreciate your assistance with gathering clean, dry lids and caps to create artwork made from recycled materials. Lids and bottle caps can be dropped in collection boxes in either the front office or outside the art class room.

  • I have been in office for 18 months, and since then all Washington has done is spend trillions of dollars expanding the federal government, all while millions of Americans have lost their jobs and our unemployment rate has reached nearly 10 percent.

     Small business owners I have heard from in Kentucky are looking at all the uncertainty coming out of Washington and are very concerned about what the future is going to look like. They do not have the confidence they need to expand their operations.

  •  Earlier this year, I proudly sponsored Amanda’s Law in an effort to provide greater peace of mind to victims of domestic violence who have reason to fear for their safety.  Named in honor of Amanda Ross, a family friend who was murdered last September, the legislation that took effect last month gives a powerful tool to judges determined to enforce domestic violence orders that have been violated.  These offenders can now be required to be electronically monitored, at their own cost, while victims can be quickly notified if the order’s protective distance is brea

  • The intent of an airport in Spencer County was not what you think Woodie. The intent of the airport, as I was told, was to bring some companies to Spencer County,  bring companies to service the airport, repair aviation instruments, possibly a small aircraft airframe and power unit repair center.

  • In response to the letter from the clearly misinformed deputies of Spencer County; The taxpayers, aka, the public would like to let the deputies know that they are not employed by Steve Coulter.  This goes for all county employees.  You work for the taxpayers.  The person your performance is judged by may authorize your pay and sign your timecard or paycheck, but it is merely a worthless piece of paper without the money that we the taxpayers back it up with and deposit regularly to cover those expenses.

  • According to Woodie Cheek’s letter to the Magnet, his farm site was pulled from one of the three original priority sites “because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.”  

  • Mr. Cheek’s alarmist attitude is getting a little stale. Because of Mr. Cheek’s actions and rants, our county appears close-minded to new ideas.  I’d like to, once again, explain the series of events, if for no one else but Mr. Cheek, since he still doesn’t seem to understand.

     The Airport Board was formed from volunteers who were appointed by fiscal court to do a STUDY to see if an airport would be a good fit for our County.

  • When the airport issue hit Spencer County, it was not about anyone’s backyard as much as it was the wrong thing for the wrong purpose.  Our family farm’s potential runway site was immediately pulled from one of the three original priority sites because of my barking and biting dog way of doing things.

  • The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District is not soliciting any donations.  The phone calls being made in our community are on behalf of the Louisville Professional Firefighters Union.  This is in no way associated with the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire District.

    Nathan B. Nation

    Chief of Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire

     

  • I’m sure by now we have all read the paper or heard of the drug bust in Allen Place North subdivision. I’m in total agreement with Robin Bass. Not in my backyard.

    My wife and I are embarrassed and frustrated that something like this could happen so close to home. We don’t have children at home but do have grand children who visit on occasion; we care about your children and grand children.

  • Many companies, organizations and individuals, along with several students, their parents and family members are responsible for making the 2010 Project Graduation a success.

    Thanks to everyone who gave at road blocks, donation buckets and supported the various senior fundraisers throughout the year. You’ve proven again how much you care about your community and value our students.

    Special thanks again to the following for their exceptionally generous gifts: