• LETTER: Grieve with families on Memorial Day, too

    An ad placed in the Courier-Journal a week before Memorial Day in 1999 read, “Family (daughter) of Cpl. Charles A. Smith 3rd BAT. 1st Marines, Kilo Co., killed in Vietnam 2-28-68. Have photo. Want to give to family,” and listed a phone number Chris Giordano.
    Cpl. Charles Smith is my brother. He was killed on Feb. 29, 1968 ... six days after his 20th birthday. Chris Giordano is an extension of our family now. He had served in Vietnam with Charlie. He was wounded, losing his left arm in January 1968.

  • LETTER: Medicaid expansion to become taxpayer burden

    Was anyone moved by Gov. Steve Beshear’s alligator tears on TV as he described how President Barack Obama’s administration was going to give $800 million to Kentucky for expansion of Medicaid? Or how it was necessary to bypass the legislative process?  His performance made me reach for my wallet to make sure it was still in my pocket.

  • LETTER: Article on Shircliffe property omitted important context

    I would like to respond to the article that recently appeared in the Magnet titled “City cannot use Main Street funds for road access.” This story, while factually correct omits some important context.

  • LETTER: Small sin is still sin

    If we are Christians, we should all walk the way Paul tells us to walk.
    2 Corinthians 5:7-10 says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”

  • LETTER: Noticing a neighbor

    I want to say a couple of things about Scott Travis. He is always stepping up for Taylorsville. My family and I know him as a neighbor and friend. Everyone knows he is a farmer, which is a 24/7 job, but this man will stop to help and talk to you. I want him to know how much we appreciate him. There are not many like him.
    Scott we love and appreciate you for your everyday love and friendship. You deserve to be noticed. You’re the greatest.

    Terry, Jane and Donnie Smith
    Spencer County

  • LETTER: Thank you to the family, friends of Bernard Lilly

    Recently, our community lost a wonderful soul with a giving spirit. Even in his passing, Bernard Lilly was thinking of a way to give back. His family requested that memorial gifts be sent to Spencer County Habitat for Humanity. We would just like to thank those who honored his request and his wife, Teresa, who supported his wishes.

  • LETTER: Antenna timeline

    Jan. 2, 2012, Antennas Unlimited provided Bill Karrer a job estimate to construct a 250-foot ROHN 45G antenna tower. Nothing in Fiscal Court had been mentioned about an antenna tower or new radio system yet. Obviously Bill Karrer, the fiscal court judge, requested the estimate sometime in 2011.

  • LETTER: Vote Mann for Salt River Electric director

    My husband, Darwin Thomas, proudly represented Spencer County as Salt River Electric director for about 20 years.
    Last year when he became ill, Darwin put a lot of thought into who he considered a dependable leader to complete his term as director for the county. The person Darwin nominated was Garry Mann. His fellow SRE directors agreed and voted to appoint Garry to the position to complete Darwin’s term.

  • LETTER: Don’t be concerned with earthly inheritance

    I have heard many people say, “I will never inherit anything, because all my people are poor.” The way I look at this, it makes no difference what we have on earth, we can still be very rich and inherit much more than what is on Earth.
    It is very simple to do. Accept Jesus Christ as your savior and become a child of God. At the time you accept Jesus, God adopts you into his family and we become the children of God and become brothers and sisters to Jesus Christ.

  • LETTER: Thanks to Chief Lewis, Class D felon program

    It is with great appreciation that I thank Taylorsville Police Chief Toby Lewis for his initiating and completing two large cleanup projects for Spencer County Public Schools. The first was the ditch line at Taylorsville Elementary School across from the public library. The second area is the hillside at Hillview Academy.