• by Jimmy Higdon

  • by Jimmy Higdon

  • The headline of this week’s editorial is a little misleading in that while the two things mentioned above do go together, they don’t really compliment each other very well.

  • Another election season has come and gone and today brings with it both happiness and sorrow. For many, this election has been hard fought and at times a little dirty, but what election isn’t. Voters have stepped up to the polls and made their decisions known and yet the real question remains. Where do we go from here?

  • Magnet, construction firm get kudos
    Just a note to say “thank you” for allowing the three fine ministers to contribute to the Magnet. Of three different denominations, their writings all teach the same, Jesus as the only way of salvation from our sinful natures so we may have access to the holy God and how to live out that life by faith. I learn from them every week.

  • Citizen wants changes to grandparent’s rights

  • We have finished our political debate for this political season and I am glad to say that I, for one, am glad it is past us. Planning and scheduling a political debate is a lot of work. The Spencer Magnet Publisher Lynette Mason, Graphics Designer Jeff Sopland and myself put in hours of work to get the debate up and off the ground and with just a few little snafus, we think it went pretty well.

  • I was saddened last week to learn of the passing of Noreen Love Day at the age of 100. While I realize that her time had come, one of her last comments to me was, “I am ready for my eternal rest,” it still always saddens me when someone passes, especially when it is someone I only had the pleasure of speaking with one time.
    If you will recall, we published a story a few weeks back on Mrs. Day’s life, beginning in Canada and following a path that eventually led her back to her fatherland, Kentucky.

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Coulter responds to attacks

  • by Sen. Jimmy Higdon

  • Keep competent local candidates

  • This week marks the 74th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and we here at the Spencer Magnet are proud to be the community’s source of news and information.
    With all the talk of downsizing at the larger newspapers, smaller community based newspapers are thriving. This should come as no surprise to anyone here in Spencer County or anywhere that local journalism takes hold.
    Communities and newspapers enjoy a symbiotic relationship in that you cannot have one without the other.

  • Resident asks ‘why vote for Mr. Cheek?’
    I read with interest the resume Mr. Cheek printed in the newspaper and must say I found it incomplete. He stated that he had worked several years in the education system but didn’t say how many locations, accomplishments or reasons for leaving. Given the state of the public school system, I don’t consider what he provided much reason to vote for him.

  • Reader wants to get out the facts on Sheriff Buddy Stump
    Yes, just the facts, that is what Sergeant Friday wanted when he interrogated suspect’s on the old TV program “Dragnet”. That is also what we as voting citizens should be interested in as we evaluate the people running for public office in November.
    Having heard some questionable negative comments (also many that were positive) regarding the operation of our Sheriff’s Department under the direction of Sheriff Buddy Stump, motivated me to investigate the facts. So, investigate I did.

  • The Taylorsville City Commission finally took a step to move forward on renovations to Maple Avenue last week, voting to approve a roughly $63,000 project which will repave and widen Maple Avenue while installing new sidewalks on the south side of the roadway.
    For several months, the commissioners have debated an issue which seemed to come down to city officials desire for a street which matched the plan for other streets in the city versus resident’s desire not to have sidewalks.