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Opinion

  • I was shocked a week ago when I was entering and exiting a store in Taylorsville to see children and teenagers loitering and loudly shouting profanity in public to a driver that stopped his car to speak with them in the shopping center.  This situation was unusual for our county.  Those types of incidents could escalate.  One adds alcohol or illegal drugs on top of that encounter and the end result would not be pleasant. 

  • The Waterford Homecoming Committee would like to express our thanks to the businesses that helped make our festival a great success.

  • On October 20, voters will have two choices when it comes to the special-election to legalizing alcohol sales in Spencer County – yes or no.

    Initially, the issue seemed a straightforward one. Either voters will be for or against converting the county’s alcohol status to wet. But if anything has been gleaned in the past six months, it is that this is no simple issue.

  • Has anyone seen the yellow signs that have begun to plague our beautiful county? “Vote NO” they say.

    My question is, vote no to what? Vote no to the transportation of alcohol into Spencer County? Vote no to the consumption of alcohol in Spencer County?

    I don’t think that people really understand the meaning of the vote. The vote is only about selling alcohol in Spencer County.

  • For the last three weeks I have read with interest the articles in the Magnet concerning the Wet/Dry vote.  After the first one I thought, well the next one will be more balanced.  After the second one I thought, I really ought to write a letter to the editor.  But after the last article, I simply had to respond.

  • I believe in the separation of church and state - but maybe not like you do.  I believe in the way it was originally intended. Most people don’t even know how this came about, so I’ll quote the author, Pres.Thomas Jefferson, as he wrote a letter to the local Baptist association after they requested he step it up and take a stand...

  • Congratulations to Mitzi Stump who has been awarded State Driver Trainer of the year by the Kentucky Association for Pupil Transportation.

    She was selected by the Directors of Transportation in our state. She will also be KAPT’s quest at the annual fall conference in Lexington September 29 at the Crown Plaza Conference Center.

    I want to personally thank her for her dedication to the Transportation Department and helping to keep riding the bus safe for our kids. Excellent job Mitzi!

    Jack Senior

    SCPS Transportation Department

  • The Spencer County Youth Baseball Association would like to thank everyone who helped out this year to make our season great.

  • Meet the Stallions day and the dedication of the new field was a big success. Thanks to everyone that made it out to be a part of such a special day.

    The children had a great time which made it all worth it.

    Mark your calendars for our next home game on Sunday. Games start at 9am.

    Thanks again for all those who volunteered – whether you were working or singing. We wouldn’t be where we are today without YOU.

     Kim Carruthers and the SCYFA Board Members

  • For the first time in 16 years, The Spencer Magnet will raise its newsstand price effective October 7. Since 1993,  single copies have sold for 50 cents, it will now take three quarters to purchase the newspaper at area retailers and paper boxes.

    Anytime the price of a good or service goes up, consumers are faced with a choice. But, before you make the decision to forego next week’s edition, permit me the opportunity to convince you otherwise.

  • I would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the Greater Louisville Diabetes Walk September 12, 2009 at Churchill Downs.

    Our family was once again blessed to have so many people come together for our daughter and all the children and adults who suffer from juvenile diabetes. 

    We extend our thanks to the SCES Dance team, the SCMS Drum Line, and the SCMS Cheerleaders. We also would like to thank the 125 walkers that joined us that day!

  • Isn’t it funny how two little letters can change the meaning of a word so much. Look at how we can turn “famous” in to “infamous”. Famous as defined by the dictionary is to be widely known and celebrated. Infamous is defined as having a reputation of the worst kind.

    Our county judge has become widely known because of all the recent media coverage. Certainly, he must be considered famous as defined by Mr. Webster.

  • Wednesday morning as I made my travels around town as usual, I was headed home when all at once I saw what would turn out to be a very humbling experience.

    It should not have surprised me knowing Bill Goodlett as I do. I remember one time when he walked and hitchhiked all the way from Washington State to Taylorsville to visit his dying sister. By the way he made it.

  • I’m writing because when we pay for a lot to lay our love ones in, we really still have no say so over it.

    I paid for a lot to put my dad and I can’t do anything up there I want to do. I can’t put up a cross behind the headstone and he is at the fence row. I own one grave at the left of him and three at the right of him.

    I was told my flower bed had to come down. The glass stuff on it had to go and letters were being sent to others over the same things. Nothing on the sides of the head stones; only 12 inches in front of it.

  • I’m for a single-payer health care system.  Why?

    A single-payer health care system would ensure everyone had affordable insurance.  I would like to correct a lot of misinformation floating around about the single-payer system.  Some is politics and some is lack of knowledge.

    Misinformation – some are spreading lies that government programs are not efficient. 

  • According to the October 10, 2004, Courier Journal Business news, Exxon, Chevron, BP and Royal Dutch/Shell profits were 80 percent higher than the previous year. Current postings show that the nation’s 2nd largest oil company had a profit of $18.7 billion in 2007.  Imagine what the combined profits of all the oil companies were.  Guess who is paying for these profits?

  • Imagine what Spencer County would look like if it was not for the countless volunteers taking the responsibility upon themselves to make our hometown a better place to live. Not a pretty picture, huh?

    Last week in the sports pages of the Spencer Magnet, there were two pictures that exemplify what volunteers can accomplish with a little bit of heart and a whole lot of muscle. The first was an image of the Spencer County Youth Football Association constructing a two-story structure that will serve as the Stallions’ new concession stand, restroom facility and press box.

  • I’m curious.

    I requested that my daughter (who attends Spencer County Middle School) not view the president’s speech last Tuesday.  As a former 8th grade Science teacher, here, and in Spencer County, let’s just say I wasn’t happy with the original lesson plan the U.S. Department of Education had sent to school district’s across this great nation.

  • We would like to commend Coach Wes Napper for getting off to a spectacular start with the high school football team so far this season.

    His hard work, perseverance, and vision for his team are obvious in light of winning the season opener as well as obtaining two wins out of the first three games.