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Today's Opinions

  • Be wary of Team Gingrich

    I’ve heard that “all it takes for evil to prevail, is for good people to do nothing.” What Eminence needs to know before they vote on Tuesday is that (Manda) Gingrich’s entire purpose for running is to hopefully gain control of four city council seats. This would create a quorum on the council and stack every vote in favor of their agendas. Manda Gingrich, Leo Mason, Rochelle (Shelley) Summerlin and Glenn Simpson are running in tandem with each other and in protest to our mayor and council.

    I have four main issues with “Team Gingrich”.

  • Family thanks community for support

    We would like to share with you what an amazing community this is to live in.  On Aug. 15, Doug was involved in a tractor accident that left him trapped under a tractor for two hours and very lucky to be alive!  Even though the accident happened in Elmburg at his parent’s farm, people came to the rescue from all over. 

  • Faith and Government

    “Politics and religion don’t mix.” : No argument here. By dictionary definition, politics is 1) the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government 2) competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership. Religion, a term often misapplied to indicate one’s faith, is a personal set or institutionalized system of attitudes, beliefs and practices that are associated with one’s faith.

  • Vote for candidates who have “best interest” in mind

    I have watched appallingly as a group of citizens have taken our small community and created havoc at every turn. The Making Waves group headed up by Manda Gingrich  has turned our community into a virtual war zone. Friend is now against friend, family member against family member, and neighbor against neighbor — how sad.

    The original direction given to Making Waves was for them to solicit pledges of funds to assist with getting the old swimming pool open — no funds were to be collected by this group.

  • Election 2008 - Election Day is coming!

    Election day is coming! With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on election day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience.

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine. Sample ballots will be provided at the polls, and a copy will be printed in the local paper. Please look at them and use them to be ready to vote when you enter the booth. Prepared voters make their selections quickly and are in and out of the voting booth, which helps to keep lines moving.

  • Legislation would ease economic pain for many

    For many Kentucky families, the economic downturn has affected more than just their grocery bills and energy costs.  The housing crisis and credit crunch have some facing potential unemployment, threat of foreclosure on their homes or even homelessness.  According to the National Coalition of Homelessness, more than sixty percent of service providers have reported a rise in homelessness since the housing foreclosure crisis began in 2007.  Unfortunately, as hard times sweep across the nation, many more Americans could become homeless. 

  • When can I share good news?

    I attended the last city council meeting in October when the council stated there will be no skate park. Just two months ago I had to tell my kids there will be no swimming pool and now I will have to tell them there will be no skate park. I want to know when I will be able to tell my kids some good news about recreation for them here in the city?

    Rodney Vanlandingham, Eminence

  • Let’s work together

    Please, to the city of Eminence, let’s work together for the future of all residents.