• Reader says change needed in Judge’s office

    With just a few weeks before election day, I become more concerned for the future of our community. As I reflect on the past four years, I see only disappointment. That is particularly true when I reflect on the performance of our judge executive, John Riley. When he first took office, I like many was hopeful that we would be able to move the community forward. I can not think of anything that he has done in the past four years that has had a positive impact in our community. He does not have the leadership skills or character to serve as our judge executive.

  • Character matters when it comes to public officials

    To the Editor,
    If you are a mom, dad, grandparent or without children and grandchildren, please give the following some thought.
    In November of 2014, more than 2,000 Kentuckians were elected to local, state and national public service offices.
    Of these 2,000 plus public servants, there was only one previously convicted drug felon.

  • Reader praises the 2018 Resource Directory

    Congratulations on the 2018-2019 Resource Directory.
    I have seen several of the surrounding counties’ directories and, while they are very nice, they do not compare to Spencer County’s directory.
    Your guide truly has the correct title – Resource Directory. It gives all the necessary information to anyone locating to our county.
    I am a native Spencer Countian and I still enjoy the directory and keep it as a reference tool.

  • Reader takes issue with rendering of Stidger House

    As secretary of the Felix Grundy Stidger Historical Preservation Foundation, Inc., I was appalled at the picture in last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet depicting what the Stidger House could look like after being refurbished.  
    This was one architect’s idea which was never approved by the board.  I am deeply concerned and disappointed.  This rendering shows no historic value from the exterior and in my opinion looks like a small modern structure. I want the public to know that this depiction in no way meets my approval.
    Bonnie Downs

  • Letters to the Editor

    Reader thanks EMS for saving
    her life

    To the Spencer County EMS:
    On February 23, 2018 you responded to a call about my heroin overdose. I was unresponsive and my father was doing CPR. Not only had I relapsed after a year of sobriety, I had lost everything that night.

  • Letters to the Editor

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the Spencer Magnet published a political ad with imagery that many found offensive. The ad was not properly vetted according to our normal procedures. We sincerely apologize.

    Insensitive ad was more than a mistake

  • Advance notice of events would be appreciated

    I just finished reading the “State Park hosts equine event” article in  the Spencer Magnet.  Since I love horses, this was an event I may have wanted  to watch.  My son (KlotzProductionsPhotography) probably would have taken  photos at no cost to the county.  If I were still a horse owner, I would  likely have participated.  
    I’m sure the event was promoted, but I didn’t  even hear about it until after the event had ended.

  • Is Kentucky Proud really about Kentucky?

    “Kentucky Proud stands for foods, nursery items, crafts, agritourism sites, farmers’ markets, state parks and many other products and destinations with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. You can serve Kentucky Proud foods to your family with the confidence that they came from your friends and neighbors just down the road – not from thousands of miles away.
    When you buy a product with the Kentucky Proud label:
    You are buying the freshest, most nutritious food possible.

  • Decision on canceling Relay for Life is explained
  • Media must acknowledge its faults

    I appreciate the contrition of John Shindlebower in his “From My Perspective” piece in the May 2 edition of The Magnet. I particularly enjoyed reading  “media members. . . simply [do] not relate to middle America.” This is unfortunately true. I am afraid that if we continue to allow members of the media to persuade us to think a certain way, whatever way that may be, then we will reach a point when middle America does not understand middle America.