http://www.spencermagnet.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Let your voices be heard http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/let-your-voices-be-heard <p> As the editor of a community newspaper, one of the things I enjoy most is being able to interact with the community, not only personally, but through the pages of this newspaper.<br /> Generally not a day goes by that I am not at some public function, or even at the grocery store, where someone doesn&rsquo;t stop me to chat about an issue of interest to them in the community.<br /> Opinion: From our readers 1 21 15 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/opinion-our-readers-1-21-15 <p> Reader cannot support what Charlie Hebdo stands for<br /> I am NOT Charlie Hebdo!<br /> The world&rsquo;s sympathy was poured out on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo two weeks ago after radical Islamic terrorists stormed their building and killed a number of employees, two police officers and then continued their killing spree a couple days later at a Kosher grocery store.<br /> Legislative Update http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/legislative-update-1 <p> FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan 16, 2015) &ndash; Greetings from Frankfort. After a busy and very productive first week of the session, we are in adjournment until February 3. Yet, we still have much work to do. The last date for new bills is Feb. 13 and that means that we are working to see what legislation needs priority and how to move forward efficiently. I have been traveling to Frankfort and meeting with the other leaders to prepare.<br /> Legislative Update http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/legislative-update-0 <p> By Sen. Jimmy Higdon</p> Opinion: From our readers 1 14 15 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/opinion-our-readers-1-14-15 <p> Reader voices concerns regarding treatment of pet<br /> I am writing concerning my parents, Ted and Betty Goodlett, Girl the dog, and Spencer County Dog Pound. Girl has now been picked up twice within three days by a woman from the pound.<br /> Girl was dropped at my parent&rsquo;s house when she was a puppy. She was at the end of her young life of being a Pit Bull; the owners were going to have her put down. My father is a farmer, a retired navy veteran; a man that strongly believes in his freedom along with his animals.<br /> Locals working together to save lives http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/locals-working-together-save-lives <p> Friday, dozens of Spencer County&rsquo;s finest were working together in freezing temperatures to save the lives of two truck drivers involved in a pretty horrific crash on KY 55.<br /> For several hours, beginning at around 10:30 a.m. and ending after 8 p.m., our first responders worked in extremely cold weather to clear the scene of a two vehicle accident involving semi trucks that collided at the intersection of Ky 55 and KY 1633. From my observation, they not only worked in a very professional manner, but in a safe and expedient manner.<br /> Editorial: Positive beginning for fiscal court http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/editorial-positive-beginning-fiscal-court <p> The Spencer County fiscal court had a productive and interesting first day Monday, during a nearly all day session. I felt it appropriate here to list the hits and misses in the court&rsquo;s first meeting as a grade of sorts to get the ball rolling on this new fiscal court cycle.<br /> Opinion: From our readers 12 31 14 http://www.spencermagnet.com/content/opinion-our-readers-12-31-14 <p> U.S. looks like a nation in retreat<br /> Want to know what a nation in retreat looks like? Look at America at the close of 2014.<br /> Recently, America suffered three devastating blows to freedom and order.<br />