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Opinion

  • I located here thirteen years ago from a wet county. Liquor stores are prominent. Beer and wine are now being sold in some grocery stores, restaurants, drugstores and convenient marts.

    I am now hearing the same promotional message that I heard at our town’s council meetings, “we need the money”. It was all about the money regardless of what it will do to some people morally.

  • I am for Spencer County going wet. If they ever get the lodge at the lake going it will be dependant on alcohol-by-the-drink. The golf course would do much better if it were wet. If the non-drinkers think there is very little alcohol consumed in Spencer County, they would be surprised to know the reality of it. Many that enjoy a drink at home stock up on what they like. The others make small purchases and then when they run out, drive drunk to buy more and drink on the way home.

  • I have been looking on the road. Have you? There are beer cans.

    I am 10 years old and I don’t like seeing beer cans everywhere. It doesn’t look good at all. Do know when I get older the earth is going to be a bad place.

    Also, people that drink have bad wrecks. You can die and have bad diseases.

    I know it is hard for some people to stop, but buy something other than beer.

  • “Attention all units, you are reporting to the scene of an active school shooting.”

    With those words, I could feel my pulse begin to race. I watched silently as a parent’s worst nightmare began to unfold. Two teenage students barely looked my way as they ran past. Their faces pale. Their eyes wide with fear.

    “They shot my friend,” cried one student as she craddled another laying in a dark pool of liquid. In the distance, shots rang out – and for a second, I think my heart actually stopped.

  • I have a problem with people who drink and think it is okay to get behind the wheel and take everyone’s life into their own hands.   I also have a problem with those who consume alcohol and then get violent with their family and friends.  These actions are not okay with me.

  • Let us not cloud our county, which exudes innocence and purity for children and adults, with an unhealthy lifestyle of alcohol sales.  Let us build upon our positive qualities and create additional healthy businesses to work in and recreation in rather than offer bars, ABC stores, and “Happy Hours” in restaurants for our citizens. 

  • Organizers of the move to bring alcohol sales into Spencer County have attempted to frame this debate by ignoring the real issue.

    B.J. Smith says this isn’t a moral issue, but rather an economic one. Others have said it’s not about alcohol, but about choice.

    That’s a familiar tactic that’s been used often to mask a controversial topic. Proponents simply disguise it as something more defensible.

  •  It’s the middle of the night and your power goes off. You find the phone book, call the toll free number and get the recording, saying there is a power outage. But you’d like to know why the power is out and get a better idea of when it will come back on.

  • It is with sadness and a sense of great loss we will lock the doors to Lincoln Logs Child Care this Friday for the last time. Due to the declining enrollment/economy we are forced to close our doors.

    I could not walk away without publicly commending the staff for their loyalty and service. We had a great team. A well trained staff that was dedicated to providing the best of care and the best of themselves to our children and their families.

    I will miss seeing you all everyday, but the friendships will go on.

  • The headline in the Magnet brought back memories of when I was sheriff 34 years ago. I was not for alcohol then and in the 34 years since, I have not changed by mind!

    If anyone would admit the truth, they would have to say alcohol is one of the greatest tools the devil has because it kills innocent people on the highways, in the home, and not only that, it causes innocent children to go hungry, be abused, and suffer from all kinds of other disastrous treatment.

  • I am writing to pay a huge compliment to one of the nicest people I have ever met.  Her name is Cynthia Nall and she manages the cafeteria at Spencer County Elementary School. 

    I am a volunteer and sometimes a substitute for the cafeteria and have seen first hand what this lovely lady does for our children and school staff.  There are many mornings that she is at the school hours before anyone else and there are countless times that she comes in at night or weekends to make sure special programs or activities are taken care of. 

  • I’ve come to the realization that polls are just a means for one group to impose their political persuasion on the rest of us.

    Why else would a new Gallup poll state that 71 percent of those interviewed place “a great deal or a fair amount” of confidence in the president to bring about an economic recovery?

  • Three weeks ago I listed several accomplishments in the city of Taylorsville over the past year.  I also made mention of our goals for the future.  However, there was one department I did not report; The city Police Department.  I felt this department needed some space of its own.

  • April has again been recognized as Donate Life Month nationally and here in Kentucky.  I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Spencer Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1.00 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • With the weather cooperating, I was hoping the week of March 29 through April 4 would see many miles of our roadways cleaned by our Spencer County non-profit groups. Such has not occurred. With Spring Break falling on the same week, everyone has split and run. Three or four groups have signed in to work a roadway.

    We are running out of time to meet the Spring deadline. We need to have our pickup completed by the middle of April, or else the grass will be too high to allow for easy viewing of the litter, and the state does not want to drag it out.

  • Thanks to the individuals and businesses that have devoted time and given donations to make our local Habitat a success story. Not only have we been able to build a home, locally - a tithe has been sent to Latin America where a second home was built, through the generosity of Spencer Countians! Last month’s Habitat Board meeting went high-tech and video-conferenced with the Habitat affiliate, in Honduras, where the home was built. They were so appreciative of the kindness shown by our County.

  • Many of you found something that you did not expect to see when you went to your mailbox and found today’s edition of the Spencer Magnet. Customarily, it is towards the end of July each year, as families work hard to prepare for the upcoming school year that we, too, are working hard at the Magnet to publish and distribute our annual Back to School countywide  sample edition.  Last summer, over 9,300 copies of the Magnet were printed and distributed not only to our regular subscribers, but to every household and business in the entire county.