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Opinion

  • I find it appalling that city officials feel justified using school children in their efforts to legalize additional liquor sales in Taylorsville.

    How else should we interpret the comments in last week’s Magnet regarding the city commission’s effort to have Taylorsville reclassified as a fourth-class city?

    According to the paper, the city’s attorney, Dudley Dale, summarized that the new designation wouldn’t mean a lot to the community, other than increasing the flow of alcohol.

  • Yesterday was bittersweet for this small Magnet staff. After nearly 800 issues, we published our last newspaper in the Charles Warren Building Tuesday afternoon. Today, we will be moving our office a few hundred yards up Main St. to a quaint, two-story white house located across from First Baptist Church.

  • The White House says it has good reasons to bring the terrorists who planned the 9/11 attacks to New York City to try them in a federal courtroom instead of at the secure detention facility at Guantanamo. But I can’t think of any.

    The reasons why that decision is a mistake, however, are easy to list. It puts the tools we use to fight terror at risk. And it is a needless risk to America’s security. And it gives these terrorists a worldwide platform to spread their hateful propaganda.

  • I would love to know who is in charge of determining what sport is more important than the next in Spencer County.

    My daughters play volleyball for the middle school. I know that most people aren’t as interested in volleyball as they are basketball or football, but there is only one gym in the Spencer County Middle School and it should be shared.

  • It will undoubtedly become known as the great tree debate. City commissioners wrangling for an hour over whether or not to plant trees. First, deciding to go through with the project – only to take a one-eighty before the night was over.

    Not many of you were there to witness it, so let me break it down from the beginning of this telling tree story.

  • The Senior Class of 2010 would like to thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Chili Supper such a success! Hats off to all the parents that helped for their tremendous hard work.

    The Chili Supper wouldn’t be possible without the help of Robin Adcock and Lissi Petersen. These two ladies donated their time and cooked all the chili for us and we also should mention that we had rave reviews on the chili this year.

  • We would like to say thanks for the support and donations during our “Candy Buyback Treats For The Troops” event November 2. The event was a huge success!

     We collected over 420 lbs. of candy and it is in the process of being sent to our troops. We enjoyed handing out flashing toothbrushes, popcorn, drinks and prizes to all who attended. The weather was great and everyone had a lot of fun.

  • Apologizes may mean something on school playgrounds, but what do they really say in the labyrinth of politics?

     Magistrate John Riley has now asked twice for Judge Executive David Jenkins to say he is sorry for the extravagant, and sometimes questionable, spending while serving as the 2008 Kentucky Association of Counties president. The statewide media coverage of Jenkins’ actions has been an embarrassment for Spencer County, Riley has said, and residents in this community deserve not only an explanation, but an appeal for their forgiveness.

  • Last Saturday’s weather for Guard Duty’s fourth annual Veterans Celebration was glorious but not as wonderful as the support that came out to honor our veterans from our community!

  • I would like to personally thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Progressive Dinner such a success!  Hats off to the volunteers for their tremendous effort.

  • Few things are as clear-cut or urgent as the need to get Kentucky’s children off to a healthy start in life.

     One, whether you’re a parent or a politician, it’s a moral obligation. I firmly believe that. Two, Kentucky’s future depends on our ability to create a talented, inquisitive and productive work force.       

     One year ago, my administration launched an aggressive plan to tackle, head on, one of the biggest hurdles to our children’s and our state’s future: lack of health insurance.

  • I am an educator in the Spencer County school system. Something I’m adamant about is instilling in my students the importance of reading and being informed about things going on in the world.

    I believe the Spencer Magnet does an excellent job of trying to keep its readers aware of the news in our area and beyond our community.

  • As citizens, we all have the right to ask questions of our elected officials.  We also have the right to the expectations of being given an honest reply.

    It is of my opinion those that are not willing to give an honest answer have no right to run for office.

    I have a question that we should all think about: what does the federal government, the state government and our own Spencer County government all have in common? Could it be that they are all financially broke? 

  • Spencer County High School would sincerely like to thank the Taylorsville Hometown Pizza and manager for supplying pizza coupons for our 1st nine weeks perfect attendance awards.  Please see the 10-28 issue of The Spencer Magnet for the list of these 139 students.

    We would also like to thank the Taylorsville Dairy Queen and manager Bob Gill for donation of blizzard coupons for students on the A honor roll.

    Melita Drake

    SCHS

     

  • I would like to commend freelance writer Laura Clark for her article on dairy farming. When Ms. Clark asked what I thought the biggest, single problem was facing the dairy industry it was very difficult to answer because truthfully, nobody knows. The two most common schools of thought are oversupply and corruption.

  • Thank you to all that helped with the recent Harvest Festival fundraiser for Ronnie Whitlock Jr. We greatly exceeded our goal.

    Special thanks to Jullian, Cora May and Darrell Edmondson for the use of their farm. God bless you all.

    Freddie and LaDonna Barrick and family

     

  • Come one, come all to celebrate the ones who gave us their all!

    November 11 is Veterans Day but this November 7th is the day the community can come out to thank and celebrate the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. All veterans of KY are invited to come and be honored this day.

  • In response to the “Humane Society needs more help” letter from the October 21st issue, we would like to address some of Mr. Harley’s concerns.

  • I was saddened when I went to bed on the night Spencer County went from a dry county to a wet county.

    I grew up in Spencer County from the time I was four to about 19 when I graduated, left home and got married. At that time, it was a much different from now. I grew up in a christian home were values were taught. They were taught not only by words, but by example. I was raised in a church and taught to love God and live my life accordingly.