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Opinion

  • September 13, 2008, was the Greater Louisville Walk for Juvenile Diabetes. I would like to personally thank all that participated in the walk. Spencer County was well represented with over 250 walkers. It is a great feeling that a community can come together for such a worthy cause! As of this date, the walk has generated over $815,000 for a cure! I’d also like to thank Hometown Pizza, Froman Drug, Country Mart, Dairy Queen, and On the Way Café for their support. Thank you also to the Spencer County elementary and  middle school dance teams for performing!

  • I have been having discussions with several Democrats lately and I am amazed at what I’ve been hearing.  Let me begin by saying that I was a registered Democrat for 25 years.  I have been a Republican for only 19 years. What happened? The Democrat party went too far to the left and it has continued the drift.

  • Are you scared yet by the financial crisis on Wall Street? Consider this, instead of being frightened by the turmoil, arm yourself with information – not from 30 second news bites either, but from reading everything you can in newspapers, on the Internet and by watching in-depth news programs.

  • Big burger bags, water bottles, empty ice bags, and other garbage and litter still invade our county on a daily basis. As citizens of a democracy, we have freedom of speech, with life and liberty thrown in as a bonus. What we oft times forget, our freedoms are restricted to the point of not infringing on the freedoms and rights of others around us.

  • This letter is in response to “Nobody Important” who appeared in the September 10 edition of the Spencer Magnet.

    First of all, I wonder what’s really eating this person. It seems as though the writer is voting for Sarah Palin only because she is a woman. Don’t get me wrong. I voted for Senator Hillary Clinton, so this has nothing to do with me thinking that a woman can not handle the job.

  • The Taylorsville Lake Conservation Association (TLCA) is once again hosting a lake clean-up on September 27. The event kicks off at the Possum Ridge pavilions at the State Park at 8 am. The clean-up will end by 12 p.m. with lunch, prizes, T-shirts, and an environmental education program from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

  • To my surprise on Thursday August 28, I found out that another stop was being added to my children’s bus route. Frustrated, I contacted the transportation department to find out what was going on, since my children were already on the bus after school for an hour.

    As I talked with Jack Senior, I began to realize that it wasn’t only frustrating for me as a parent, but also for Jack and his staff as well.

  • The Spencer Magnet welcomes letters to the editor and asks that readers adhere to the following guidelines when submitting letters:

    • No form letters or photocopies.

    • Letters must include signature, address and phone number of writer. No unsigned letters will be published.

    • The Spencer Magnet reserves the right to reject or edit any letter submitted.

    • Readers are limited to one letter every 30 days.

    Submit letters to The Spencer Magnet, Box 219, Taylorsville, KY 40071 or email to editor@spencermagnet.com.

  • I would like to thank everyone who came out to support the JDRF at our Bowling for a Cure Fundraiser. We had a great turnout and everyone had lots of fun. I would like to personally thank everyone who donated their time to help me with this fundraiser. Additionally, I would like to thank the following businesses for their support in the form of donations: The Spencer Magnet, Wal-Mart Shelbyville, DQ Taylorsville, DQ Shelbyville, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Bluegrass Bowling Center and The Sentinel News.

  • TUESDAY

  •  I admit it up front:  I’m nobody important.  I’m just a wife and mother of two boys and a girl, living life to the best down here in beautiful Spencer County, Kentucky.

  • WEDNESDAY

    We slept in a bit after a late night. Lynn went out with some delegates to a Styx concert and arrived back at the hotel at some unearthly hour. In the morning (late morning) I went to the Minneapolis Convention Center to see and help with the relief efforts for the hurricane. The bicycle donation ride by Humana was up and going and the volunteers were busy at the convention hall assembling relief packages. It gave me a great feeling to watch people helping other folks unconditionally.

  • I attended the August school board meeting and was very disappointed and angry over the outcome. 

    A ruling was handed down by Jack Conway stating that it was illegal to have a closed meeting to discuss the evaluation of our superintendent.  Yet, instead of accepting that, some of our board members have decided to use money which could be well spent in our schools, to fight this ruling.  And they have the nerve to say they are doing what is right for our children. 

  • THURSDAY

    We had to get up early for a Kentucky Delegation breakfast and commemorative photo session. It was fun to see everyone even though it was so early! We realized that this would be the last time we'd all be together. There was another luncheon today and then the last convention session with John McCain's speech!

  • Hi my name is Amanda Martin and I have had Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes since I was 11 years old. Today I am 14 and a freshman in high school.

    I would like to invite you to attend the JDRF (juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s) walk for a cure Saturday, September 13th  at Bowman Field/Seneca Park. The registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

    My family and I will be walking and would love to see you there.

  • Most of the time when I write a letter to the editor, it’s really kind of directed to the readers. This letter is actually to our esteemed editor, Robin Bass. I want to give credit where credit is due, so, Robin, make sure you publish this so that everyone gives you the credit you so richly deserve.

    Robin, I really wanted you to know that I think you and your staff are doing an outstanding job with each and every newspaper that you publish.

  • I live on Main Cross, the street that runs from Garrard Street through Main Street in downtown Taylorsville. I want to take this opportunity to express my distress about our local neighborhood streets concerning the safety of not only our children, but the public in general.

  • After reading the last two issues of the Spencer Magnet in regards to the school board spending valuable taxpayer dollars on meaningless political arguments, I was infuriated and felt the need to express my strong opinion.

  • Editor’s note: As Republican Party alternative delegates Steve and Lynn Hesselbrock had the opportunity to view the presidential electoral process first hand. We asked them to report back to the Spencer Magnet about their experiences.

  • Our family is sending out this thank you to all of you wonderful people out there who have showed your love, gave support, who have prayed and continure to do so for Timmy Stevens Sr. and his family during this time of need since the concrete truck wreck that happened August 18.

    We greatly appreciate the young man who was first and last on the scene. Your quick action of calling for help and for calling American Concrete will never be forgotten.