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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Tech center is good move for school district

    Spencer County High School is undergoing a transformation in the next school year, but passersby won’t be able to tell from the outside.
    The Spencer County Board of Education passed a resolution last month to support SCHS as a location for a career and technical education site.
    We applaud the board members, as well as Principal Curt Haun and Assistant Principal Steven Rucker, for pushing forward to fill this need in the Spencer County educational community.

  • LETTER: Thankful for excellent care

    Recently, I was an inpatient at a local care facility in Taylorsville for rehabilitation after I fell, broke my hip and had follow-up surgery. Though I would have preferred not to have had the physical experience, I made many new friends at the care facility, friends who impacted my life in a positive way and made a difficult stretch much more tolerable.

  • LETTER: Support program is a ‘win-win for the Sheriff’s Department’

    I agree with Sheriff [Donald “Buddy”] Stump’s efforts to obtain needed equipment free from the Department of Defense (DoD).  I am a recently retired officer from the Marine Corps and my last tour of duty was as a site commander of a Marine Corps Reserve Center in Michigan.

  • COLUMN: Be careful with your waste this holiday season

    We are rapidly approaching Christmas and festivities, dinners, and all forms of celebrations that can create a massive overload of excessive trash. Everything from Christmas cards to Christmas trees must be put away or eliminated, usually after the mess we have made with our New Year’s Eve parties.

  • COLUMN: You don’t have to feel alone this Christmas

    I’m a huge football fan. Most Sunday afternoons you’ll find me plopped down in front of a TV keeping up with as much NFL news as possible. I follow more NFL experts on Twitter than my husband does, and I use my spare time to stay up-to-date on the latest news.
    So, checking my Twitter feed on Saturday, I was shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Kansas City.

  • LETTER: A much-needed sermon

    I will never forget the first article I wrote on the church page. I wrote it on hell. The day after it came out a person called and told me, “I read your article in The Spencer Magnet and it has been years since I heard anything like that, but I needed to hear it and I bet there are young people in our church that have never heard it, but they need to.”

  • COLUMN: A month of thanks, appreciation

    I recall, as a little girl, frequently opening my closet door to pull out toys or clothes — as little girls do — and getting sidetracked by a large, heavy hunk of metal laying flat in my closet floor.
    The hunk of metal was inscribed with my grandfather’s name, date of birth and death, and years of service in the United States Armed Forces.
    He was not killed in action, but, as a veteran of World War I, he died before I was born. Before my parents were married, I believe.

  • COLUMN: Handle your waste, trash responsibly

    When you think you have heard it all, something new or different surfaces to rock the boat.
    This being near the end of the year, we are now in the middle of deer hunting season. I got a call about an issue in a remote area of our county where hunters were taking what they wanted from their kill, and leaving the remainder to rot on the edge of the roadway.
    I see roadkill almost daily on our main roads, but for someone to leave a carcass on the edge of a road after stripping what they wanted to harvest is really stepping over the line.