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Today's Opinions

  • Kendall, sports coverage are special to community

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for Tommie Kendall and his sports coverage in our community.  We will always value the support and encouragement he has provided to our swim team.  Since 2004, he has attended nearly every meet in order to provide accurate and pertinent information to our local community regarding our swim team.  This includes traveling several miles to away meets which take place in the evenings and on weekends.  Our sport is not the exception, he does this for all sports in our county.

  • Prescription drug abuse is serious problem

    One of the most significant and damaging health care issues facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the abuse of prescription pain medications. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in hospital emergency departments.  As the predominate health care provider for families and employers of Carroll County and surrounding communities, the medical staff and board of directors of Carroll County Memorial Hospital are taking bold steps to address this drug problem in an attempt to protect our communities from this abuse.

  • Owens thanks those who helped others

    On behalf of the citizens of Henry County I would like to express our appreciation to the following businesses and individuals that gave up their time and donated food and supplies for the Community Center and other shelters during the recent ice storm: Dairy Queen, Cook’s Pharmacy, Norm’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chat-N-Nibble, Dollar General Store, Family Dollar Store, Cowboy’s, Five-Star B.P., Scribers Station, Hometown Pizza, New Castle Café, Eminence City Council Members, Eminence Police, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Red Cross, North Central Health

  • House Speaker argues for VLTs

    When times are tough, the last thing a family would ever do is jeopardize the money it knows it can count on.

    I believe the same should hold true for Kentucky as well.

    That is why I have filed legislation during the current legislative session that would allow video lottery terminals (VLTs) at our horse tracks.  If we don’t protect and promote an industry that has a $4 billion economic impact on our state, we will lose far more in the years ahead than our reputation as the horse capital of the world.

  • Where have all the snowmen gone?

    With all due respect to Mother Nature, please, turn off the snow machine. Well, okay, more accurately, don’t turn on the ice machine again.

    While some of our residents may still be without power, I count my blessings that we were only out for about half a day.

    When our power conked out just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, Derek and I huddled up with extra blankets, and the cats, and read. All day.

    We were a little stir crazy — not being able to check e-mail, or Facebook, or play a video game or two.

  • Community support appreciated

    This past summer, the Henry County athletic field house became a reality for athletes of the Henry County Public Schools. The indoor turf, weight equipment, lockers, training room equipment and various other items are top of the line, but would not have been possible without the tremendous outpouring of support from our community. A special thanks goes to the fundraising committee comprised of Mark Vaughn, Steve Williams and Lyndon Johnson. These gentlemen set and met the goal of raising $70,000 to fully equip the facility.

  • Council members thankful for help during emergency

    Monday night into Tuesday morning, Henry County received a winter storm that practically shut it down.  Residents lost power all over and police officers in Eminence set out to check on everyone, especially the elderly. The Fire Department opened their doors and was called on almost immediately. City workers had already started working overtime trying to make our streets passable. The Eminence City Council was opening the Community Center insuring that residents from all over had shelter.

  • Things I’d like to do ... my bucket list

    A recent movie called “The Bucket List” tells about two men, one terminally ill, who decide to take on a list of things they’ve always wanted to do before they ‘kicked the bucket” – hence the name. I am not terminally ill, thank goodness, but I have a ‘bucket list’ of my own. Unlike the goals in the film, mine are modest and inexpensive, even trivial, but then I never claimed that my life would be a blockbuster movie.