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Letters

  • LETTER: Thanks for making Health fair/Readifest a success

    The Family Resource and Youth Service Center would like to thank everyone, who participated in our Annual Health Fair/Readifest.  
    Definitely, our community collaborated to serve our children and families for this school year.  We have sponsored with many other agencies throughout the years to provide free health screenings, health resources and information, fitness demonstrations, and free school supplies.
    This year we had at least 1,200 people attend this event at Spencer County Elementary School.

  • LETTER: Thanks from the TSCFD

    On behalf of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department, I would like to say thank you for making our 100th Anniversary a huge success.

  • LETTER: Public servants can get a lot accomplished

    What is a public servant? I believe a public servant is one who walks with God.
    I remember when I was out in sin, the things that meant most to me always referred back to what I could do to promote my own agenda. After I accepted Jesus, I had a different outlook on life. This outlook was to serve Jesus first of all, then Jesus would give me direction to serve others.
    A few weeks ago, one of the girls who worked in my office, said, “Junior, why don’t you run for judge again, we would go in there and give the people a 75 percent tax cut.”

  • LETTER: Work together

    When I talk with the people in our community and I ask them how we can work together to improve our community, I often get this answer: It does not matter how you try to improve things, they (the officials) are going to do what they want to do. Our county can be a thriving and loving community if we all work together and focus on the positives of our hometown.

    Jeanie Smith
    Taylorsville
     

  • LETTER: Share ‘both sides’

    I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for running Ashley Scoby’s opinion piece in last week’s newspaper entitled “Spencer County is great, but deserves better.” It was a well written piece that echoed much truth through the eyes of someone who is a talented writer and has taken a bird’s eye glimpse into our community. And yes, she is right, we deserve better.

  • LETTER: Don’t oppose the business because of the circumstance

    A few weeks ago The Spencer Magnet published an article on the front page about a local businessman that had been arrested and charged with the unlawful subjection of two women to sexual contact without their consent. Whether these charges are trumped up, or legitimate, I do not know; I could speculate, but what difference will it make? The charges and arrest have been made and The Spencer Magnet did its job.

  • LETTER: Are stand-your-ground laws a problem?

    Twenty-six states have stand-your-ground laws on the books (including Kentucky). Eric Holder recently has been critical of these laws because he feels they contribute to situations like the one involving Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
    This was a tragedy.

  • LETTER: Shelburne’s charity softball game a success

    The sixth annual WAMZ Softball Game hosted at Ray Jewell Park that benefits St. Jude, was clearly a winner this year collecting a record amount of $6,200. That amount set the Shelburne team at a grand total raised for St. Jude over these six years, at $17,200.

  • LETTER: No one is perfect

    We all have our mistakes and our shortcomings. Sure, the businessman has to be professional in his position and carry himself appropriately.
    I have seen a lot of people come in and out of the station [Smith’s Service and Tire], bums, blue collar folk, white collar folk, drug addicts, normal Joes and famous folk.
    The sad thing is that all of a sudden, this place is so quiet and cold. All because of somebody that didn’t feel treated fairly.

  • LETTER: Citizen ‘demands’ city halt records destruction

    Editor’s note: This letter was originally submitted as a complaint to City Clerk Steve Biven regarding a recent decision of the City Commission to destroy audio recordings of meetings older than six months. A news article on this subject may be found on page A-1. The open investigation referred to in this letter is regarding McKemie’s communication with the attorney general’s office and a letter sent to the city from that office in September 2012 requesting a host of water rate-related records.