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Letters

  • Eminence needs business - desperately

    I read your article about CVS’ possible interest in an Eminence location in the (June 22), edition.  I was dismayed by the immediate negative response to the announcement.  It seems every time any business shows an interest in Eminence, the reaction is the same: Eminence’s borders are closed to new business.

  • Shelby Energy Board of Director’s Election

  • Kentucky’s hospitals face a big challenge

    If today turns out to be an average one for Kentucky’s hospitals, here is a glimpse of what is taking place: More than 6,600 patients will be treated in emergency rooms; 14,000 more will be helped with other outpatient services; 1,500 will be discharged after a stay of about four-and-a-half days; and 150 of the state’s newest citizens will be born.

    This information, compiled by the Kentucky Hospital Association, gives us a much clearer view of the one place in our communities that we may not always want to visit but are always glad that it’s there.

  • Empty promises will not restore our economy

    09, President Obama has spoken of a sweeping agenda with promises of a stronger economy, fiscal discipline, improved health care and cheaper energy from the full range of our energy resources.  Unfortunately, these were empty promises.
    The promises started with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the “stimulus” bill, which the president’s economic advisers said would hold the unemployment rate below eight percent.  Instead, the unemployment rate has stayed above eight percent for 40 straight months.

  • Supporting our troops and honoring their sacrifice

    Memorial Day is a time to honor our soldiers and remember those who have fallen.  This day also comes at the end of National Military Appreciation Month, an appropriate occasion to reflect on national unity and lend our support to those in uniform.  Although some have tried to paint a picture of the “one percent” over the last several months, there is a real one percent prepared to protect us all: the United States Armed Forces.

  • Positive trends worth noting in Kentucky education

    For several years now, the General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability has compiled an annual report that gives us a big-picture look at how our students compare to their counterparts in other states.

    While there are persistent challenges, many tied to poverty, the report has some positive trends certainly worth noting.

  • Bathrooms should be open during mobile food pantry

     

    I am writing in regards to the Mobile Food Pantry that comes to the Henry County Fairgrounds the fourth Wednesday of every month.

    I think this is a great service that is being offered to the less fortunate citizens of Henry County. But there aren’t any restroom facilities available to use. I am a handicapped senior that has bladder issues. I know it is a long time that everyone has to sit in their cars to wait and get the food. If you don’t get there early to get a good place in line, you don’t get hardly any food.

  • Health Department lease was joint effort

     

    As I read Brad Bowman’s article: HCSO’s New Office Open June 4th, last week, I was surprised to see a glaring omission. The move was, in part, due to the Henry County Health Department.   However The Henry County Health Department Board was not mentioned in the article.

  • Vote Lyle for Circuit Court Clerk

    A couple of months ago my truck needed some mechanical repairs. I found an experienced mechanic to do the work. Following Ike I needed a new roof on my house. I sought out a qualified roofer to install the new roof.

    That is the way most of us think. We want the most qualified doctor, lawyer, or electrician to do the things we need performed. We appreciate experience.

  • Yeary: Vote Hawkins for Circuit Court Clerk

    One of the major issues least talked about in the Henry County Circuit Court Clerk’s race is our courthouse.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts has declared that the Henry County courthouse is one of two in the state most in need of replacement. Our courthouse is also one of the oldest and most beautiful, built in 1877, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.