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Opinion

  • 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.

  • 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.