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Opinion

  • 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.

  • I am an adult child of an alcoholic father. My dad, Ernest Inghram, was given his first taste of alcohol when he was 12 years of age, at school. Older folk thought it funny to let him have his first drink, then to watch his behavior, which was out of control afterwards, with laughs.

  • Six months have passed since the first person put pen to paper and signed a petition to legalize the sale of alcohol in Spencer County. Now with only six days until the special-election, voters on both sides who care about the future of this small community are waiting for Tuesday when they can finally be heard.

  • 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.