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Opinion

  • I am amazed you printed Carl Turner’s letter in last week’s Magnet. I began becoming politically aware more than twenty years ago. I’ll give an example from a different newspaper.

    “Police gun down man who allegedly shot officer.”

  • Spencer County Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the sponsors who helped to put on our first-ever field day. We hope to build from this event and continue to host events for our youth.

    A special thanks goes to: Peoples Bank, Citizens Union Bank, Spencer County Insurance, Spencer County Farm Bureau Insurance, Dollar General, Creekside Florist and Gifts, Shelbyville Walmart, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Hometown Pizza, Snappy Tomato Pizza, Cindy’s Consignments, Plum Creek Rentals, and all the kids who participated.

    Steve Hume

  • What a charming ad by Spencer County Democrats – with the two cute little girls on horseback – purporting that they are the caretakers of “community and family values”.  I wish it was true.

  • With the worsening economy, an increasing number of Kentuckians are being victimized by fraudulent, unsolicited business offers commonly originating outside the United States.  County attorneys throughout Kentucky are reporting an upswing in this type of activity.  In one case, an elderly victim was defrauded of $1.1 million by a Canadian source before the scam was discovered and stopped.

    The most common of these scams begins with the receipt of an unsolicited cashiers’ check in the mail.

  • The Long family would like to thank all family and friends that came out to support the benefit for Thomas Long. 

    Your prayers and support have been greatly appreciated. 

    We love you and God Bless.  

    Joe, Cindy, Katie & Thomas, Patty Maupin

    Taylorsville

     

  • Did you get a look at the results of this week’s poll question posted online at spencermagnet.com? 

    If you could vote today, would you chose to allow alcohol sales in Spencer County?

    No     50% (39 Votes)

    Yes     48.7% (38 Votes)

    Total Votes: 78

    If these extremely unscientific results are any indication of the battle that could be before us – we are all in for a wild ride filled with heated debates.

  • Where do I begin? That's the question that has been plaguing my mind after reading the opinion letter by Ms. Furgason on July 29. I've decided that I will try my hardest to remain entirely objective. So please forgive me if I can not.

  • I notified Rep. Brad Montell in 2008, concerning loopholes I found in KRS 132.023 and .017. Better known as House Bill 44. These loopholes were directly related to the operation of any charter government. The loopholes pose an enormous threat to taxpayer's rights, afforded in House Bill 44. Montell and I quietly tried to resolve the threats in the 2009 legislative assembly, however, opposition was found. Who? Why?

  • I am writing in response to the letter “Winning at cost of having fun” that was published a couple of weeks ago.

  • The American Cancer Society and the Spencer County Relay for Life 2009 committee would like to thank the entire community for their great contributions to this year's event. Because of your efforts through donations, caring deeds and involvement this experience was once again successful. Our total was close to $20,000. Our totals were down a bit but not our spirits. We will continue to fight against cancer in anyway we can. Relay celebrated its survivors and remembered those who lost their battle.

  • To the charge that the Spencer County Youth Football Association is about winning only is absurd. The SCYFA organization has always been about leadership, teambuilding, and teaching the fundamentals of football.

  • I have been a part of the Spencer County Stallions with my children for over six years and proud of it! 

  • I have sat back and read the charges against David Jenkins in our newspaper for weeks now. What happened to “innocent until proven guilty”? I suppose that doesn’t apply with our editor of the Spencer Magnet. According to the on-line poll a couple of weeks ago, this is embarrassing to our county. I agree with that, so please Ms. Bass let it go.

  • I am writing this regarding the letter that was wrote last week about the Spencer County Youth Football program.

    I’m a proud parent of a mighty mite player. This is my son’s third year on the team. The first year, my son played for the team, he didn’t get in the game that much. but he did get to know the game, because when he started he didn’t know anything about football. The second year, he got more playing time.

  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in the Light Up Salt River Festival.

    First and foremost, I would like to recognize the committee members for all of their planning and hard work. They are Carolyn Shields, Kathy Spears, Janet Barnett, Donna Forg, Leigh Ann Stratton, Sharon Thomas, David and Kristen Martin, and Troy Klaber. Without our team work this wouldn’t happen every year.

  • During a recent telephone town hall, a constituent from Bowling Green told me, “Being a two-time cancer survivor, and possibly having it for a third time, I’m very concerned about health care reform.  I know money is tight for everyone right now, but I’m worried about new taxes and being forced to accept government-run health care.  I just really think if we have less government in health care, we would be better off. ”

  • I am writing to express my opinion of the Spencer County youth football program.

    At the ages of 5 to 7, with both boys and girls playing, I believe that the game should be about teaching the children sportsmanship, football fundamentals and the kids generally having a good time

    I guess I am wrong.

    The head coach of the Mighty Mites stated at the first practice that not all the kids will get a chance to play. He stressed winning over all else.

  • For a small Kentucky community, Spencer County has had its fair share of news coverage from TV and big-city newspapers recently. We have a county judge under scrutiny for his credit card habits, a pending wet/dry vote and $11,700 still unaccounted for in the high school’s activities fund.

    And despite all this controversy, letters to the editor have been slim. I'm perplexed.

    Surely, these – and other issues concerning our nation at large – are being talked over at diners all over town. Some topics may even trigger heated debates.

  • I thought our system is innocent until proven guilty. David Jenkins said he was not in or near the places the credit card charges were made that he is contesting. It tells me a lot about a person that wants to publicly condemn someone before all the facts are in. I have to question the reason that person is doing that, for what gain are they doing it. Do they have proof that no one knows about. I certainly hope people like that don’t serve on jury duty. The poor defendant would be charged guilty before the trial.