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Today's Opinions

  • Your Voice Matters

    You may or may not be the type of person who makes New Year resolutions, but we hope you do resolve to stay informed this year.

    2018 promises to be a very important year, nationally, in Kentucky, and here locally. Despite the temptation to grow apathetic and think your voice doesn’t matter, know this - your opinion counts!

    But your opinion matters even more when you voice it. Leaders can be swayed by your input and by hearing from voters. You have power, but only when you choose to exercise it.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Thanks to all who made Christmas on Main Street a success

    Christmas on Main Street was a huge success this year and we have our community to thank for making it all happen.

    From our schools, churches, businesses and organizations, to individuals too many to mention, and I would hate to leave anyone out.

    Just know that we, the committee, could not make this happen without you.

    This event is for the children of our community to have a magical Christmas time, as some may not get to experience.

    A big thank you to our committee as well. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Annual Christmas Homes Tour once again wows participants

    Wow!

    The citizens of Spencer County have done it again. I thought I would never write another letter to the editor again concerning Main Street’s Christmas Home Tour. But here I am. I found the secret to traveling the tour was in a 25-person van filled almost to capacity. It was a treat to enjoy the company of such pleasant and enjoyable people.

  • It’s all about the giving!

    As a child, the best part of Christmas morning typically was waking up, racing downstairs and standing with eyes wide open looking at all the toys and presents Santa left under the tree.

    Certainly as adults, there’s still a thrill that comes from receiving a present and the anticipation that comes from unwrapping and opening the box. However, most of us have discovered that what really puts a smile on our faces is being able to make others happy by our own giving.

  • Seniors encouraged to take part in KIPDA survey

    Senior citizens who live in Jefferson and surrounding Kentucky counties are encouraged to take a brief survey online or over the phone to help analyze social service needs for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

    For the second year, the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging will conduct a community needs assessment on behalf of the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA).

  • Celebrate our past, focus on our future

    Last week, we at The Spencer Magnet turned back the clock as we took a look back at 150 years of covering the news in Spencer County. Our graphic designer, Jeff Sopland, did a lot of the tedious legwork of putting together many of the pages of the special section and researching old issues. Both Landmark and The Magnet were pleased with how it turned out. Much of the credit goes to Jeff.

  • Police in schools a good idea

    When I was in the fourth grade, I climbed onto a yellow school bus near Gilman Avenue in St. Matthews and saw an armed soldier at the front of the bus. It was early September of 1975 and Louisville was embroiled in a huge controversy over forced busing that would send students miles away from their neighborhood schools in a rushed effort to desegregate public education.

  • State must push for real pension reform

    WLEX weather anchor Bill Meck was no doubt the most interesting speaker at this year’s Kentucky Public Retirees’ Annual Conference in Frankfort.

    Since I didn’t receive an invitation to this glorious affair, I’m not privy to what Meck, a storm chaser who once created “Danger From the Sky,” an award-winning documentary on severe weather, said that might relate his illustrious career forecasting weather patterns to the clashing of budget realities with promises – real and perceived – made to Kentucky’s public pensioners.