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Opinion

  • 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.

  • I commend the Magnet for the attention they have given the Wet/Dry vote.   I have been both informed and motivated by what I have read.   I especially commend Brent Schanding for all of his hard work. 

    I would also like to thank Pastor Goodlett for his thoughts.

    I believe the Magnet has gone above and beyond in this special topic in detail, fairness and openness. I hope that we are able to continue to be blessed by this local resource.

  • I have been thinking about all the publicity lately about our county judge and the views expressed by some of our citizens.

    Often we are influenced by others’ views without knowing all the facts, the people involved or the circumstances. We are quick to judge and express our views before listening to others with an open mind. It is so easy to sit back and pass judgment on others. Sometimes we forget that there may be other opinions different from our own.

  • We are fast approaching the end of 2009, and are preparing to give our county its fall cleansing. We did well with the spring and summer efforts, and, in spite of the weather, the Taylorsville Lake Operation Clean Sweep was successful.

    Because we have had such good cooperation from our groups, we are going to be more selective on which roads need the most tender loving care. Each Magistrate is going to select their most unkempt road and let me know, at the next fiscal court meeting, which road they have chosen.

  • On behalf of Spencer County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank each person who worked to make this year’s Ag. Field Day a success.

    First of all, thank you to Peggy Crenshaw for her tireless energy and long hours she put in to coordinate this event.

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    On behalf of Cub Scout Pack #177, I would like to thank everyone that helped the pack at the Octoberfest. Whether you let us use your barn for the 57’ Chevy, worked the food booth, or simply purchased chili or coffee, thanks to all of you for your support of our pack.

     

    Michelle Wright

    Pack #177 Committee Chair

     

  • I would like to bring attention to the present situation with the Spencer County Humane Society.

    From what I have learned and to my knowledge, only one person works at the Humane Society on Spears Drive. After multiple attempts over a period of several days trying to reach that person by telephone, website and even driving there, I was unable to contact anyone.

    Are tax dollars being spent for this service? If so, and even if not, someone needs to be there on a regular basis.

  • This letter is in regard to a menace on the road. When I leave for work, heading east on KY 44 from Mt. Washington, I encounter, almost every morning, a pickup truck. Now every one seems to think that speed kills. Well, I assure you that driving 20 miles an hour on curvy, hilly roads can also kill.

    I can not count the number of cars and trucks that pass this individual every morning. I cringe when I see yet another automobile or truck pass this person on this dangerous road.