• 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.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Who’s the real Average Joe?

  • Letters

    Pension vote was appalling
    Kentucky Retirement Systems stakeholders are shocked and appalled by the actions of the General Assembly regarding public pensions. Last week, in the space of about nine hours, the majority party produced a 291-page pension bill and voted it out of the House and Senate. Senate Bill 151 awaits Gov. Matt Bevin’s signature.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Retired teacher explains her
    anger with pension plan

    Having read your editorial on pension reform for teachers, I felt compelled to respond to some of the statements that were made. When I signed my contract to teach in 1967, retirement benefits were the last thing on my mind. I was just excited to start my teaching career. After teaching for 31 years, I retired. At that time I learned about inviolable contracts, COLAs, defined benefit pensions, etc.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Teachers are protecting pension
    as part of their contract

    Last week, I read your perspective on the pension crisis. I was intrigued by your statement that you “don’t understand why” Governor’s Bevin’s ideas have angered teachers. I want to help by offering the other side of the story. Your editorial stated that many Americans will not be receiving pensions. Unfortunately, that is a sad truth. However, the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System isn’t just a pension–it is the law and a contract the state government made.

  • Supports solar energy

    It hasn’t gotten to the full House yet, but I believe this proposed legislation deserves public attention in case that it does.
    As a voter in the 53rd House district that includes Bullitt and Spencer counties, I urge you to watch the Natural Resources and Energy Committee meeting from March 5 on KET regarding solar energy production.