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Opinion

  • 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.

  • In times when promises are made politically that may or may not be promises that can be made or kept, I pause to say thank you to Judge Jenkins.

    He promised the citizens of Akins Road – and our Magistrate Bill Drury – water, then a road. We have both and done in a timely manner once all the paperwork was in place.

    For that, I again say, thanks.

    I also wish to thank the road department for the ease of being able to continually travel our road. Thanks.

    Let us work together to make Spencer County a home and a playground!

  • As editor of a community newspaper, I am always trying to walk the fence when it comes to writing news stories. I never want to be seen as being in someone’s camp, as they say, especially when it comes to covering local issues.

  • I want to thank the Spencer Magnet and those that helped to organize last Friday’s Trick or Treat on Main Street. I know everyone enjoyed the evening and seeing the happy faces of our community’s young people certainly made it all worthwhile.

    The opportunity to participate in events like these and to get to know our friends and neighbors better makes living in a small town so enjoyable.

  • Today is Wednesday, November 5, 2008. We, the people, exercised our right to vote yesterday on probably the largest scale ever. Today we have a new President, and a lot of new faces in our State and Federal Governments.

    Win or lose, our lives will continue, with the economy being our main issue. This week is the last week of our fall litter abatement drive, and regardless of our political leanings, the trash needs to be eliminated and, as much of it as possible, recycled.

  • I have just finished reading Kathy Lynch’s article in the October 29 edition of the Magnet. Your front page box “inside today” states that “SCHS students still brown-bagging it”; See A16.

    I am still looking at page 16 and do not find any reference to the “brown-bagging it”.

    The cafeteria has been serving “hot” lunches for months. It would be nice if you could get your facts straight and not place inaccurate information in the Magnet.

  • We have had many calls within the last few weeks about homeowner insurance rates in areas that city water and fire hydrants are being added. While this will improve our water supply for firefighting this will not reduce your cost for homeowner insurance.

  • The last few weeks have been unsettling and tumultuous.

    Our country, the world – and, as a result, our Commonwealth – are in uncharted waters economically, facing an economy as uncertain and challenging as any since the Great Depression.

    The twists and turns of the stock market have taken most of us on a financial roller coaster ride. We read and hear reports of banks refusing to lend to businesses and consumers.

    Even closer to home, retirement and savings accounts are continuing to hemorrhage.

  • The Opinion page is a little light on letters this week. Not that The Spencer Magnet didn’t receive any. In fact, we have been emailed many endorsement letters for the dozen or so candidates who will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot. But you won’t see them in today’s paper.

    In a tradition established by one of our past editors, The Spencer Magnet has a policy to leave all the “VOTE for ME” letters off this page on the Wednesday before Election Day and just give readers a break from all the political noise.

  • I am writing to encourage you to vote for Scott Travis as your representative on the Board of Education in the November election.

    Having personally known Scott Travis for several years, I am of the opinion that he is the best candidate our district has in this race.

    Scott has kept his finger on the pulse of our school district through his service on the SCMS School-Based Decision Making Council and being an active participant at the monthly Board meetings.

  • As we look at our election on November 4, we see the news media trying to control the outcome.

    Most of us know we have a two-party system with a one-party news media.

    Not many years ago, I listened to this bunch of garbage they threw out until I realized they were the ones that were going to destroy our country.

    I ask you to look at Governor Sarah Palin. What a breath of fresh air she brought to McCain’s campaign. She shook the news media up so that they had to come up with something to beat her down.

  • If you are like me, you have watched with a sense of disgust and disbelief over the past few weeks as the results of the last 14 years of Republican greed, and short sightedness have come home to roost. You remember the “Republican Revolution of 1994” don’t you? 

  • When I vote next month, I’ll be pulling the lever for John McCain in the presidential race. I’m not completely sold that he’s the bastion of conservatism that I believe our nation is in dire need of, but my vote will be more of a tool of opposition against two forces that have combined to create a very real danger to the very heart of America.

  • The Spencer County Republican Party recenty held its annual Pig Roast and “a good time was had by all.”

    This year, we chose the Spencer County Fairgrounds for the location. This choice certainly added to the success of the event! Everyone who attended agreed that the fairgrounds was a perfect venue and made for easy preparation and access.

    On the day of our event the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association was also utilizing the fairgrounds for their trail ride.

  • We have waited several years for water on Akins Road. July 2008 was the magic time. All papers filed, signed and the digging began. We were so thankful.

    There was one of our city commissioners that checked, called, came and stayed very involved: Lynda Huckleberry. She was not to gain politically as we do not vote for city commissioners. Ms. Lynda was “just doing her job.”

    If I could vote, needless to say, yes, Ms. Lynda, you would have our vote on Akens Road.

    We wish to express our gratitude to the one who cares about Spencer County.

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    Even though our visitors to the county may have been careful with their disposable items, the recent mowing of the roads in the county show we still have a long way to go in conquering general litter.