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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Where we were and where we are

    When I was a kid, we did not have a large amount of waste to dispose of. The top of a tin can was saved to use when a mouse would chew a hole in the floor or baseboard of a building. The can was saved to store small items such as tacks. What was paper waste got burned. Everybody had a hollow or sinkhole to dispose of the unusable waste.

  • COLUMN: Plan your weekend right here

    Right around a decade ago – yes, that makes me feel old; you’ll see why – if you had stumbled into Bell County High School, you could have seen yours truly as Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” or Helena in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
    Some of the nights spent rehearsing and putting together props are some of my best memories from my senior year of high school.

  • 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.

  • POINT-COUNTERPOINT COLUMN: Collins’ announcement took courage

    NOTE: Editor Shannon Brock and Freelancer John Shindlebower each tackle a side of the question, "Was NBA player Jason Collins 'courageous' in announcing publicly that he is gay?"

  • POINT-COUNTERPOINT COLUMN: Announcement was ‘self-serving act’

    NOTE: Editor Shannon Brock and Freelancer John Shindlebower each tackle a side of the question, "Was NBA player Jason Collins 'courageous' in announcing publicly that he is gay?"

  • 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.”

  • COLUMN: Maybe good help isn’t so hard to find

    The old saying goes that “good help is hard to find.” With that saying, this week, I will respectfully disagree.
    Although most of you haven’t had a chance to meet the newest byline to grace the pages of The Spencer Magnet, you may have noticed that Phyllis McLaughlin has authored quite a few stories for us over the past seven weeks.