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Letters

  • Ducking protestors

    A letter in last week’s edition of the “Henry County Local” referred to a peaceful demonstration that occurred during a recent Republican-sponsored event attended by Rep. Thomas Massie. When it ended, rather than face those who had gathered in opposition to some of his policies, he ducked out a back door and was whisked away.

  • Fundraising dinner coming up

    It’s that time of year again. The 25th annual Eminence Education Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held Saturday evening March 4. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. and buffet dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a live auction.

  • Voiced concerns over policies

    Congressman Thomas Massie attended an event in Henry County on Saturday and was met by supporters and resistors alike. I took the opportunity to show my concerns over Mr. Massie’s proposed legislation in regards to our community. How fortunate we are to live in a country where we enjoy freedom of speech and the right to assemble peaceably.

  • The decency and humanity of Muslims

    It’s hard to dislike an entire group of people once you know a lot of them. When Latino farmworkers first began moving to Henry County, I was pleased to see people here making sure they were welcome. When hard-working, upstanding families are helping with your farm work and going to school with your children, you start to see them as people and not stereotypes. 

  • This is what democracy looks like

    Regardless of how you voted last November it’s impossible to deny our country is changing right before our eyes. It’s not an overstatement to say that the new administration will not only re-ignite the women’s movement, but galvanize our populous to seriously take a look at civil rights, human rights and religious tolerance.

    I’m motivated on a dozen levels after attending the Women’s March in DC.  

  • Asking for prayers and support

    At the latest quarterly dinner for the Henry County Help Center Jan. 19, Joe Durbin, founder and director of the food bank, announced that the doctors had found a mass on his lung.

    Tests are still being run, and we expect to know more soon.

    I would like to see each of you to send him a card or note to keep him positive — send it to 4844 North Main St., Eminence, Ky. 40019, but most of all, please pray for him.

  • Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    On Oct. 4, 2016, Henry County offered new a recovery program for those that are struggling with addiction called Celebrate Recovery.  Discussions of starting a Celebrate Recovery program began in April of 2016 and many of you may have heard about this new program.  As someone involved with the program, I felt led to update the residence of Henry County regarding the successes.

  • Expressing gratitude

    Expressing gratitude

    Our community is blessed. We have two successful public school systems with incredibly engaged students in grades K through 12, and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

  • The birth of Christ

    The Birth of Christ

    For many years, First Presbyterian Church in Eminence has hosted a Candlelight Communion Service on Christmas Eve.  

    It’s a simple service — carols alternating with scripture readings and some special music — held in our beautifully decorated little church. Following the carols and readings, Communion is celebrated.  

  • Letters to the Editor, November 2, 2016

    Vote for Shroyer

    This will be an unusual request from a running candidate. Tom Shroyer has continuously shown strength in his ability and commitment to give back to this community.  Tom has an inner drive to ensure that he completes any endeavor for which he involves himself. He is most certainly one to cross his “T’s” and dot his “I’s” before retiring any project. This man embraces his weaknesses and makes them his strength.