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Letters

  • Hats off to local school board members

    The five board members of the Eminence Independent and the five board members of the Henry County Board of Education oversee large budgets and make decisions on the upkeep, renovation and additions of school district building projects.

    But they also make certain the individual child in the Henry County or Eminence Independent district gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All that is done in the face of shrinking state and federal dollars for education, and tough economic times locally.

  • Gunnell’s Letter to the editor also misleading

    “The news articles in the Dec. 21, 2011, Henry County Local concerning the need for a new Henry County Library was totally misleading” (Wayne Gunnell, Jan. 4 issue).

    The article was not completely misleading, it was written from the point of view of a person who was not there. Should there have been a HC Local representative in attendance? Yes. But they were not, and that is not something that can be changed now.

  • Do we really need a new library?

    I was so glad to read Wayne Gunnell’s letter in the Local last week. I agree with everything he said. I wish I had attended the Library meeting on Nov. 3, 2011, but as usual I thought my opinion won’t matter and didn’t go.

    But I just keep thinking with the bad economy we don’t need a new library or to build anything right now.

    The Library Board said they need more space, more parking spaces, more computers, more, more, more.

  • Thank you

    How many times in our lives are there people who are in our community that do something special for us and we never take the time to thank them properly?

  • Library article was misleading

    The news article in the Dec. 21, 2011, Henry County Local concerning the need for a new Henry County Library was totally misleading. Here is the other side of the story that I observed as a citizen during the Nov, 3, 2011, Henry County Library meeting. Note: There was not a Henry County Local reporter in attendance during this meeting.

  • Thank you for Christmas in New Castle help

    The recent Christmas in New Castle was a huge success. We had the biggest crowd ever. I want to start out by thanking everyone who came out to support Christmas in New Castle.

  • Declining the rose-colored glasses

    While in New Castle last week I ran into Voltaire and his friend Dr Pangloss.   The following conversation took place between myself and Dr Pangloss;  Voltaire seemed quite drowsy.

    Myself: “So what brings you to our county?”

    Dr. Pangloss: “We heard that your county, during this recession and falling property values and tax base, is still so optimistic that you have gone on a building spree.”

    Myself: “Yes, our wise leaders seem to be very optimistic.”

  • Alcohol sales won’t be good for county

    In last week’s perspective regarding the legalization of alcohol by drink, the story mentioned that no voice or opinion either for or against the vote had been heard, leaving the assumption that no one had an opinion. I do have an opinion, and after voicing it to each pastor and congregation in a personal letter on two separate occasions, I have found that not every clergy and congregation shares my opinion. 

    With little response, it appears that I am left standing alone; however, according to my convictions, I am willing to do so.

  • Business owner 
supports option vote

    As you may be aware, on Dec. 13, Henry Countians will cast their vote on whether to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in restaurants that have seating for 50 people or more.

    It is my opinion, voting yes would drastically increase the job opportunities available in our county. As owner of Country Collectibles, I believe that within three to four months I would double my work force in order to properly staff the food-service end of my business.

  • Glad for option vote

    I’m so glad that Henry County is finally getting smart in putting the moist law to the vote.  It will put us on an even playing field with surrounding counties to attract more businesses which could bring in more money for us.  

    If a person chooses to have a drink with their meal, they won’t have to drive to La Grange, Louisville or Carrollton to have one.

    Kenny Hayes
    Smithfield