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Opinion

  • 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:

  • I’m writing in response to the article by Amanda Van Benschoten last week and her concerns about Rand Paul, candidate for US Senate from Kentucky.

    Amanda, your article titled “Paul must be mindful of Kentucky’s needs” points out how completely out of touch you are about Kentucky’s needs and indeed what the needs of an entire nation are.

  • Over the next few weeks, I’ll be talking about some important issues in the City – from Blockwatch neighborhoods and motorized wheelchair visibility, to the new sewer expansion project and the Floodwall/Houston Court project. 

    Last summer I met with residents of Pin Oak, Highview, Early Wyne, and Old Town about establishing Blockwatch neighborhoods.  The support for this concept was overwhelming.

  • It may seem hard to believe, but August is already here and schools will be back in session next week. Teachers, parents, students, and countless others have been working diligently to get everything ready for the 2010-2011 school year. And, at the Spencer Magnet, we too, have been working hard to put together this edition of our newspaper because it is one of our most important issues - a gift that we enjoy giving to you.

  • We doubt anyone will ever forget the ice storm of 2009, and most assuredly ,people will be talking about this summer of 2010, when the oppressive heat is affecting everyone. There are days that you walk outside and it feels like the sun is on fire.

    We would imagine that most residents in Spencer County are blessed with air-conditioning, but there are those who have to endure the heat and humidity, without this luxury. There are also those whose occupations require them to work ‘outside’ in these conditions.

  • The acronym NIMBY has become almost a dirty word  in recent years as, more often than not, it is associated with people that are fervently opposed to progress at the expense of their back porch views and property values. Rather than being portrayed as a champion of the little guy standing up to industry, corporations or the government – Not-In-My-Back-Yard’ers are typically viewed more as self-righteous and selfish.

  • Though they weren’t celebrating just yet, officials at BP announced Thursday a well cap had temporarily stopped the thousands of gallons of oil from leaking into the ocean.

    As of Friday afternoon it was still holding and officials announced the pressure was steadily rising. A higher pressure means more oil is staying inside the well and less is leaking out. Underwater views show the temporary success as no oil can be seen leaking. But officials aren’t ready to pop the cork on the champagne just yet and for good reason.

  • Spend baby spend is the new City of Taylorsville motto. Mayor Don Pay and Chairman John Shircliffe love spending your money for their exterior decorating. I was not aware that the federal and state governments had solved their debt problems, since grant money is being sought for a new city park.

  • I look forward each week reading your newspaper because of your strong support for the Christian faith. Our country and its leaders are getting further and further away from our founding fathers fundamental faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. And this week what a thrill it was to see on the front page of the Spencer Magnet newspaper, people being baptized in the Salt River. This is a tremendous testimony for what your newspaper stands for and a witness to its readers.

  • Whatever happened to the “separation of powers” mandated in our Constitution? Our Founding Fathers gave us this framework because they understood that power corrupts and that those who do not understand the lessons of history are condemned to repeat them.

  • Big box stores are trying to get me excited about their back-to-school sales, but – like many people – I’m still trapped in a summer daze.

  • I am writing in response to a letter I read in last week’s paper concerning the owner of Taylorsville Pools.

    We have done a lot of business with Jim Kannapel since the opening of his store and we find him to be a very nice man.

    We bought a pump for our pool back in May and had some trouble installing it. We called Jim and he immediately came to Wakefield to help.

  • My husband, Kenny, and I were in last week’s edition of the Spencer Magnet on the front page.

    We want to thank Reporter Mallory Bilger.

    We also want to thank everyone for their prayers, visits and cards.

    Kenny and Faye Monroe

    Taylorsville

  • By the Better Business Bureau

  • It is with great regret that I send you this news but we need to make the people of Spencer County and Taylorsville aware that we will not be able to host a Native American festival this year.

  • Happy 234th birthday U.S. of A!

    Time to get those barbecues fired up for this weekend’s backyard festivities. Let’s see, we need burgers, hot dogs and chips. Check! A cooler full of Cokes. Check! Plastic cups, plates and utensils in shades of red, white and blue. Triple check! Oh, yeah, don’t forget to stop by the nearest fireworks stand. You know how the kids love sparklers.

    I enjoy a family get-together as much as the next person, but is that all the Fourth of July means to us any more? Is it just another commercialized holiday?

  • I would like to thank everyone for their attendance at my celebration of life party. Also, I would like to thank the community for all their  prayers and love during my time of illness. God bless you and thank you.

    Growing up in the Spencer County community and being raised in such a large and loving family, has truly given me many wonderful memories and experiences. Thank you!

    Diane Bowman-Hammond

    Louisville

  • Recently, a reporter from one of the TV stations asked me; “What is Taylorsville and Spencer County’s main industry?”  For me, the answer was simple: tourism. 

    With 700 to 800 thousand people coming through our community each year visiting Taylorsville Lake, we need to find new and innovative ways to harvest this tourism dollar.  We are accessible to many areas in the region, and even in a down economy, short weekend getaways are still affordable to many.