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Opinion

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

    Why was gas 13 cents cheaper in Shelbyville this morning than it was here?  (That’s 16 cents with a Wal-Mart gift card, folks!)

  • Thank you for your Matter of Opinion article this week!  It’s about time somebody called a spade a spade. 

    Sandy Clevenger has done nothing but stand up for our kids in this district! She always has “doing the right thing” at the top of list of things to do.  She researches when she needs an answer and doesn’t give in to peer pressure.  She isn’t looking for her name in the paper or for friends in high places.  She is here for all the right reasons. 

  • Guard Duty, a non-profit organization supporting our military and veterans, is proud to announce the sponsors and contributors of this year’s Guard Duty’s 2008 Veterans Day Celebration, November 8, Taylorsville.

    On behalf of Guard Duty and the veterans of Spencer County, we thank the following for their generous contributions:

  • Thanks to all the volunteers who made Spencer County and Taylorsville the best it could be over the past three weekends.

    Starting with the First Annual Taylorsville Kentucky Heritage Festival; hundreds of people from all around the region, including international Ryder Cup guests, enjoyed a wonderful mix of fine Kentucky art, antiques, folk music and home town hospitality.  Nice work Main Street Committee!

  • In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October to be Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in the United States. The U.S. congress officially recognized October 15 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in 2006. I just wanted to invite everyone to light a candle at 7 p.m. on October 15 and keep it burning for at least one hour in your local area in memory of all of our babies that were taken too soon.

  • Let me first say that it has been heartening to see communities across Kentucky pull together to help those in need following the devastating windstorm that swept across our state on September 14.  Families were put to the test with damaged homes, loss of power and in some cases, the loss of life. As Kentuckians so often do when faced with adversity, we responded with kindness, compassion and concern for our neighbors.

  • Have you been following the actions of your Spencer County School Board lately? Well you should, because whether they are spending $300 or $300,000 in a lawsuit against fellow board member Sandy Clevenger, that’s your tax money they are using. Tax money to essentially deny you – and every other taxpayer in the county – the right to know how board members individually evaluate the superintendent’s performance.

  • 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.