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Opinion

  • I am a mother with a broken heart. My only child (a son), whom I adored, became a victim of alcohol abuse at the age of 36 when he took his own life.

    Bryan was a bright, intelligent boy, was a talented artist, his heart was filled with love and compassion and he had a wonderful sense of humor. Bryan was raised in church, he made a profession of faith at the age of seven and he attended the church’s Awana club where he achieved earning a Timothy trophy. What a bright, wonderful future this miracle from God had before him.

  • On behalf of Spencer County Farm Bureau and its membership, we would like to commend Judge Executive David Jenkins and Fiscal Court for appropriating the necessary funds to keep our dead livestock program going. We recognize and appreciate the fact that with all bodies of government strapped fiscally; this was no easy are task.

  • April 25, 2009 was our first annual “Carnival for a Cure” downtown Taylorsville. I would like to thank everyone who made this event a huge sucess. All proceeds made that day benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

     First I’d like to thank the carnival committee, especially Greg and Kathy Smith, Angela Beard, Diana and Brian Viergutz, Linda and Eric Fernandez, Martha Smith, Jennifer Goodlett, Gina and Joe McGinnis, Leanna Nation and Joyce Tindall.

  • Words are very powerful tools used by people to motivate or manipulate others. For months now, the word socialism has been used liberally (pun intended) to describe the actions of Barack Obama during his first 100-plus days as president of our country.

  • When something like this Wet/Dry issue comes up, I often hear that we should begin weighing the pros and cons of the matter but today I want to give you a different perspective on the idea of pros and cons.  First off a cons point of view that has come to my mind is the golf course problem, do you really want some people getting tipsy as they hit a ball around the golf course.  I mean is a slurred scream of fore really enough warning to realize you’re in the line of fire from someone swinging  a deadly nine iron with a wobbly sense of direction?  Can you imagine th

  • I just want to give my opinion of the Spencer County Sheriff’s department. I live out in the county and it is so hard to get anyone to come out here and do anything. You can call them and report a problem and they just let it blow by. I do not understand why this is happening. Are they that shorthanded that they can not cover the whole county like they are paid to do? 

  • 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.