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Today's Opinions

  • From heroin to heroine

    It takes a lot of courage to talk publicly about your failures. With that in mind, I’m not sure I’ve met many braver individuals than SarahAnn Greewell.
    Sarah’s story of her battle with drug addiction appears on our front page this week. She initially submitted a letter to the editor (published on this page) to thank the first respoonders who helped save her life after an overdose earlier this year. It’s not the kind of letter we get often, so I reached out to her and she was both eager and open to sharing more of her story.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Reader thanks EMS for saving
    her life

    To the Spencer County EMS:
    On February 23, 2018 you responded to a call about my heroin overdose. I was unresponsive and my father was doing CPR. Not only had I relapsed after a year of sobriety, I had lost everything that night.

  • Thoughts and prayers matter

    Critics and mockers often laugh and shrug off the ‘thoughts and prayers’ offered up by well-intentioned people in the wake of tragedies.
    Most recently, that’s been the case when mass shootings, like those that take place in schools, leave a nation mourning and asking the repeated questions of “how” and “why?”

  • Letters to the Editor

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, the Spencer Magnet published a political ad with imagery that many found offensive. The ad was not properly vetted according to our normal procedures. We sincerely apologize.

    Insensitive ad was more than a mistake

  • A heavy emotional toll

    We often see them battling fires, tearing cars apart to reach victims, crawling into unsafe conditions to render first aid, or putting their lives on the line chasing the bad guy. The job of a first responder can be challenging and treacherous, but often overlooked is the emotional toll these jobs can take.
    Last Thursday, some of our own first responders from the Sheriff’s office, fire department and EMS, dealt with a tragedy when a six-year-old boy was killed in a tractor accident.

  • Ignore Twitter storms

    Journalism and baseball are being destroyed by Twitter.
    Click onto many internet news sites, and even tune into an evening cable news network, and it’s suprising how many stories revolve around Twitter messages – and not just the questionable ones that originate from the Oval Office.

  • Pizza Man Burnt

    Papa John’s has never been my favorite pizza. But I did like the story of how a young man chased the American dream and found success.
    Most are familiar with the story of how John Schnatter started his pizza business in a back room of his father’s tavern in southern Indiana. His father’s business was struggling, and John sold his 1971 Camero to help out and to purchase a $1,600 pizza oven. With investment, risk and hard work, Schnatter found success. He built Papa John’s into one of the biggest pizza chains in the world.

  • Is Kentucky Proud really about Kentucky?

    “Kentucky Proud stands for foods, nursery items, crafts, agritourism sites, farmers’ markets, state parks and many other products and destinations with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. You can serve Kentucky Proud foods to your family with the confidence that they came from your friends and neighbors just down the road – not from thousands of miles away.
    When you buy a product with the Kentucky Proud label:
    You are buying the freshest, most nutritious food possible.