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Opinion

  • Friday evening, we gathered at Robin Garcia’s house. Then we caravanned to the Sanctuary Arts Center for their music jam session. This was my first visit to the Sanctuary, and I was pleasantly surprised. The first level had all sorts of art, including handcrafts, all for sale. We walked upstairs, and it was a very large room with a variety of people and musicians. There was even talent there that you wouldn’t expect outside of the political arena!!

    But people were there that I would have never expected to see!

  • Money seems to be all anyone can talk about these days – and not in a good way. Scary words, like layoffs and furloughs, are being used in everyday conversations around coffee pots throughout the nation.

    Even right here in our community, County Attorney Ruth Hollan is trying to figure out how to do her job of protecting the good guys and locking up the bad guys while the state proposes cut, after cut, after cut.

  • In August, 2007, we wrote a Letter to the Editor thanking the community for their support of Habitat for Humanity in our County. A month later, we were officially accepted as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

    It had taken nearly two years to get to that point. But then things picked up speed.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone involved with Shop-With-A-Cop. Everyone who donated, volunteered as a chaperon, drove a vehicle, etc. Without everyone of you it would have been impossible. With your donations we were able to provide each child with a shopping trip for items they needed, some toys, a fruit basket, a ham, and a food basket. 100% of your donations go to our county’s children.

  • It’s too late for a chance to see this year’s performance of “Christmas at Frank & Al’s Diner,” but it’s never too late to express a sincere thank you to all those who brought such joy and laughter to the audience who were blessed to see the show this past weekend at Spencer Christian Church.

  • “What’s to-day!” cried Scrooge, calling down to a boy in Sunday clothes. “What’s today, my fine fellow?” said Scrooge.

    “Today!” replied the boy. “Why, Christmas Day.”

    “It’s Christmas day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night.”

  • I like the Magnet’s poll on Disc Golf. I like the idea of a pool. I like the idea of a lodge. Yes, we can have all in the same area. I hope that by bringing the disc golf to this area that with a world class course we will be able to attract many more people to Spencer County and this area through tourism.

  • I would like to thank the Spencer Magnet on last week’s story concerning the possibility of Taylorsville Lake State Park getting a world class disc golf course.

    Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Disc golf can provide several benefits to this community because it promotes health and fitness, encourages recreation, and provides a healthy alternative to physical contact sports.

  • The recent tragic heating fire in Ashes Creek Community has left our community saddened and questioning. How could this happen here? We often hear of fires on television or in the newspaper, but we never imagine that one will hit so close to home.

  • I have a few more questions about the place we love:

    Why was gas 10 cents cheaper yesterday in Shelbyville than it was here? Would it still be that way today if Cricketz didn’t lead the way lowering prices around here?

    Can the metro-McDonald’s area get us into that World Records book? Do we have the closest 8 stop signs in the world now? If not, do we have the 9 stop signs closest to a red light?

  • To many people, it must have been a remarkable picture.

    After months of bitter campaigning, President-elect Barack Obama sat next to Sen. John McCain for a meeting a few days ago. They talked at length about how they could reach across party lines to discuss – and move forward on – some of the nation’s most challenging issues.

    If they can do this on a national level, why can’t we do it in Kentucky?

  • Isn’t this the most wonderful time of the year?

    I simply love the Christmas season. The lights. The music. The smell of Chex Mix baking in the oven.

    Yes, you read that right. Not gingerbread or sugar cookies, but Chex Mix. It’s a tradition in my family that at the first hint of a wintry breeze, someone’s making a trip to the store for couple of cereal boxes and some Worcestershire sauce.

  • Ordinarily, I don’t write letters to the editor, but this time I couldn’t pass it up.

    Congratulations are in order to Robin Bass for making the cover of The Gourd Magazine with her wonderful photograph. If you haven’t seen it, the magazine is available at the library, or you can order this issue “Winter 2008” from the American Gourd Society, phone number 765-453-5047.

  • On Monday, November 24 the first grade classes at Taylorsville Elementary School celebrated the holiday season by reciting poems and enjoying a meal together.

    The feast brought nearly 250 first grade students and their families together. Each teacher is especially grateful for their students, families and some very special people in our community that care about our school.

  • I was disappointed in reading last Wednesday’s articles on our football team. Too much was spent on the negative and not enough on the positive.

     

    I, was shocked and saddened by Friday nights outcome. I feel that if the Shawnee coaches would have stepped up and made sure their players acted respectful by walking across our field and shaking hands, nothing would have taken place.

  • The concept of establishing a community center is one that has been batted around in conversations for several years now. Leaders, particularly those in Taylorsville, realize the need for creating a place where families could gather to socialize, learn and play – but making those dreams a reality has always come down to a lack of dollars and cents. Hopes for such a venue have been placed at the mercy of some philanthropic organization, because even with new taxes, the city and county both say they are struggling just to meet current obligations.

  • Usually I don’t bother to read articles with titles like “The Deceptive Cost of Social Liberalism,” they are usually worthless articles written by people with nothing better to do than cry about how bad life has been to them. In this case, it mentioned my mother’s name so I figured I would browse through it.

    After reading the article and listening to my mother’s side of the story, I could not help but to be angry. Mr. Trageser did nothing but find truths in partial statements my mother made.

  • Do you have plans for Friday night? Well, how about coming down and showing your support for your Spencer County High School Bears football team.

    These boys have played hard all year to do something that has never been done in Spencer County High School history – they have finished second in the district and have clenched a first round playoff game at home against Shawnee.

  • I was talking to Phyllis Oliver recently and the conversation dealt with her intese frustration and aggravation of all the taxes she is forced to pay.

    A few hours later, Mrs. Oliver made a motion at the Spencer County School Board special tax rate meeting to raise the school tax rate by 4 percent.

    Oliver is a school board member, you see. Why would she act in this illogical manner? I believe she suffers from a condition affecting her perception of reality and logic. It is called socialism.