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Letters

  • Thanks for help in difficult time

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support you have given us since Austin became ill.  There is not room in this letter to name everyone who has touched our lives these past few months, but you all know who you are. To those who worked so hard on the two benefits we are eternally grateful. To all the businesses that donated items for the benefits we Thank You so much. To everyone who has called, sent a card, brought food, visited, came to the benefits, or just said a prayer for Austin, we will never forget your thoughtfulness.

  • Regulatory reform will open the door to job creation

    At a time when our economy is struggling to recover, Congress has the responsibility to do everything in its power to reduce the costs added by government to doing business and thereby encourage the investment that will lead to economic growth and more American jobs. 

  • If KHS cared, they would help

    I read the piece on the Kentucky Humane Society pulling out on us. Why don’t you do some real investigating and learn the real reason? It is because they are all about making money not animal welfare.

    They don’t want us to shoot dogs (25-cents per bullet), they put dangerous dogs down too, but don’t want the blood on their hands.
    If they really cared about animals they would help us. They make a ton of money with their pet hotels so that is there new “mission?”

  • Emergency Management Office Assistance

    In regard to the recent death due to hypothermia, the Henry County Emergency Services would like to offer assistance. We started this service after the Feb. 2009 ice storm to disabled and medically disadvantaged residents in Henry County. If you have a friend, relative or neighbor that needs to be checked on during extreme weather conditions, please call 845-4916 or 845-5707 for a form so that we know who to contact if the person does not respond to a phone call!

  • Eminence resident thankful for holiday help

    My name is Jimmy Goodloe and at the start of November, I became sick at home and had to be admitted to the hospital for almost a week. I ended up having to take two months off of work as I was too sick to go back to work.

    If not for family and friends, myself, my wife and my son would not have had a Thanksgiving dinner and I want to say from me and my family, thanks for everything they did for us.

  • What does the President’s “budget freeze” really mean?

    During his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a five-year freeze on discretionary spending.  I appreciate the President’s recognition that limits must be placed on federal spending. 

  • Thanks for support over the years

    After 25 years Mary and I have decided to close the retail operation of Barnett Lumber Company the end of the month. Along with Craig we will continue to operate the construction side of Barnett Lumber. We will continue to build new homes, churches, etc., including selling and installing kitchen cabinets.  I plan on slowing down and will be “Craig’s helper” with him taking the lead.

  • Stigmatizing the mentally ill creates barriers to treatment

    Like many others, I heard the initial news reports of the shooting in Tucson with a sense of profound sadness and déjà vu. I recalled a number of similar tragedies including the one not long ago at Virginia Tech.

  • New Congress must move forward with the priorities of the American people

    A positive start during the first few days of the 112th Congress took a tragic turn on Jan. 8 when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8) was attacked leaving her in critical condition, more than a dozen others injured and six dead. The shooting has shocked and saddened all Americans, who now pause to reflect on the violence and pray for the victims and their families.

  • Superintendents commend boards

    As superintendents of Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools, we are extremely proud of the students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers who are the heart and soul of our school systems. And we are also proud of the district leadership this community has put in place through the members of our boards of education.