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Today's Opinions

  • Pre-filed bills in Frankfort deal with pension, state employment

    State government is shrinking under Gov. Matt Bevin, and state Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, pre-filed a bill last month that aims to address that decrease.

  • Policy on election letters coming soon

    Over the next couple of weeks, The Spencer Magnet will be reviewing and publishing our new letters policy that will cover letters during the upcoming primary election season.

    Our intent is to allow the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but not to permit this newspaper to be used as a tool by those who wish to cast personal campaigns. We will also be looking at limits to how often and when actual candidates can submit letters to the editor.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Forum speech restrictions explained
  • The new year brings new opportunities

    As we wrap up Christmas and 2017 comes to a close, it is important to look back on all the significant accomplishments Kentucky has experienced this past year.

    It has been a record-breaking year for business investments thanks to pro-growth legislation passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Kentucky has seen more than $8.5 billion invested in our economy and in our people. More than 14,900 new well-paid, full-time jobs have been created just since January.

  • We survived our darkest hour

    My wife and I have reached that place in our lives where Christmas afternoons are quiet. Our children are married, which means they have other places to go. So after gifts are unwrapped, batteries are inserted into grandchildren’s toys, and those same toys are stepped on, lost and then found again - they pack up and move on to another home to repeat the chaos, leaving us with an free afternoon and evening.

  • FROM OUR READERS - Protecting Free Speech

    At a fiscal court meeting, Linda George said the court has a right and obligation to limit some of the frivolous comments by citizens when citizens are allowed to make comments at the opening of the meeting and indeed they do. But I have a serious issue with that. What she is saying is the court should restrict the First Amendment rights of the citizens of freedom of expression. What is frivolous to her may be very important to the citizen making the comment.

  • 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.