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Letters

  • 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

  • A 'yes' vote is a vote for progress

    Looking back at my 2010 magistrate brochure leads me to believe the people of Henry County are ready to move Henry County forward. Recently, 1,931 registered voters signed a petition allowing it’s registered voters to decide the direction of our county.

    Voting yes on Dec. 13 will directly help our county. Restaurants will arrive, hotels will follow, jobs will be offered. Economic development helps everything in the county.

    Vote yes for jobs.

    Vote yes for a balance of country living.

  • Moist vote = Economic development

    Henry County residents have a unique opportunity facing them at the polls on Dec. 13. When you go to the voting booths on that day, voters will have the chance to vote yes or no on whether the county will go moist and allow our county to move forward with economic development.

  • Vote for Sanders

    I am writing this letter in support of my brother Billy Sanders for the position of the Henry County jailer.  So often we get caught up in voting for the political party that we are affiliated with instead of who is really the best candidate for the job, especially on the local level.  

    There are three candidates running for this position and I’m sure all are upstanding citizens of Henry County, but there is really only one who is qualified and experienced to do this job on day one and that is Billy Sanders.

  • Vote Sanders for jailer

    My name is Gregory Walker and I have been a resident of Henry County for approximately 25 years. I have known Billy Sanders during this time and am also well acquainted with his family. Billy stepped in as Henry County jailer and took the position when the elected jailer decided to quit. He has maintained this position since that time and has done so in an excellent manner.