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Opinion

  • 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.

  • This letter is in response to the article involving Spencer County Fairgrounds property and the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association AQHA Charity Ride at Rolling Hills Campground. We would like to express our sincere apologies to Mr. Tinsley and anyone else who may have inadvertently been infringed upon. We were not aware Mr. Tinsley had a verbal agreement to lease some of the county farm where the Fairgrounds are located. We thought the fairgrounds included all the county farm property.

  • I felt compelled to write in support of Sandy Clevenger and her undying efforts to have our school district in alignment with the law.

    I blogged the article in last week’s paper, but wondered how many people have access the internet.

  • Just a few words of thanks and appreciation for the recognition of Johnnie Shafar’s service with the fire department in earlier years. He would have been very proud. Thanks especially to Richard Morris, Nathan Nation and Glenn Goebel.

    Gerry Shafar and family

    Taylorsville

  • I am the Spencer County foster care and adoption worker for the State of Kentucky’s Recruitment and Certification Team and I want people to know there is a need for foster and adoptive parents in Spencer County.

    Our program is different than most, we are a state funded program, so all of our services are free. We even offer financial assistance for foster and adoptive parents to help off set some of the costs associated with caring for foster children.