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Today's Opinions

  • Friends for Michael appreciates help

    I would like to say thank you to Henry County Public Schools and Wehr Construction for their efforts to allow us to continue to have the Friends for Michael 5k run/walk at the high school. Frankly, I would have not been surprised if we had been told to find another place to host it this year because of the construction.

  • Come out and join us for Fall Fling

    The ninth annual New Castle Fall Fling will be held this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be located around the historic Henry County Courthouse. East Cross Main Street will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, until approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • Are you ready for election season?

    With just five weeks to go, the 2008 general election is creeping up on us.

    I don’t think anyone really needs me to say just how important this election is.

    As a nation, we’re in a scary place. The financial crisis weighs heavy, or should, on everyone’s mind. Whoever wins in November — for president, Senate or House — will have some serious work to do.

    We have a unique right that, even in this historic year, only about half of all Americans are likely to exercise.

  • Country living is the life for me

    In 40 years of marriage, my husband and I and our children – all now grown – have lived in five states and about twice that many houses, beginning with a mobile home in Kansas. On three occasions we lived in subdivisions, most recently on the east side of Louisville. That was never our ‘cup of tea.’

  • Thanks for help during storm clean up

    Words can’t express our thanks and appreciation for our great neighbors, the Rogers’ family, the Worford family for helping us open our road. We all worked together to clear eight to 10 downed trees on Flatrock and Mt. Glead Roads. A big thanks to the Shelby Rural Electric men, who worked endlessly to get our light lines back up and running. Neighbors and friends like Shelby Rural Electric, working together, in the time of need gives us all hope for the future.

    Wendell and Barbara Parks

    New Castle

  • Make sure you;re registered

    I hope and pray everybody who will be 18 by Nov. 4 is registered to vote at their present address. Everyone needs to vote for their choice.

    My little ads in the paper last week about my McCain/Palin signs were terrific. The calls are still coming.

    Thank you for being our Henry County Local.

    Rose Barmore

  • Thomas withdraws from council race

    My name is Richard Thomas. I am a member of the Eminence City Council. I want the residents to know that on Sept. 8, I officially withdrew my name as candidate for reelection to Eminence City Council.

    When I took office, I told the residents that I would do the best job for them that I could. But when I stood up for what is right, I was voted down 5-1, often. Numerous threats have been made against me. I took my concerns to several government agencies, including the FBI. Only time will tell what will happen.

  • Better notification needed

    When school is called off, everyone knows before their first cup of coffee.

    As a customer of the Henry County Water District, I am upset with the way the recent water outage was handled. I completely understand the problems that can arise when dealing with broken infrastructure in a large area. I can even maintain patience when those problems cause me to conserve water over a long period of time. However, I am outraged at the lack of communication the water district had, not only to me, but also to the children of our community.