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Opinion

  • 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.

  • Everyone loves a dollar burger and no-one is more excited about our county’s growth and prosperity than yours truly. I wanted to take a moment, however, to encourage you to remember a locally created cheeseburger worthy of Food Network coverage. These burgers have been hand patted into many of the hearts of our county’s finest for nine strong years. Citizens of Taylorsville, if you have not had the pleasure, please make a point to visit L & S Diner and enjoy what could be one of the nation’s premier burgers.

  • I’m writing in response to the article about the Mt. Eden man who’s fed up with cattle on his property, which printed in the October 22 issue of the paper.

  • This letter is to correct an important omission from last week’s Veterans Day coverage.

    During the morning Honors Ceremony at the First Baptist Church and the Parade on Main Street, the presentation of the Colors was performed by the Nelson County High School Air Force Junior ROTC Color Guard.

    Last week’s article made reference to the speaker’s question about whether people would basically go about their business and forget our veterans after the ceremony.

  • I am writing in regards to the article about the cows that were on the front page of the Spencer Magnet on Oct. 22. The article sounds as though my husband and I let our cows roam free. However, that is not the case.

    First, this cow issue happened in the summer/fall of 2007.