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Today's Opinions

  • Concerning Bill Covington

    The first sentence in last week's Henry County Local concerning the judgment rendered against Bill Covington implies that he stole from Farmers Deposit Bank. I think most readers will interpret this to mean that he stole money for personal gain, for the benefit of his family or close friends. It is an extremely misleading statement. None, I repeat, none of the charges brought against Bill Covington charges him with the taking of or the manipulation of funds to benefit himself, family or close personal friends.

  • Case examines 2nd amendment rights

    On March 18, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for District of Columbia v. Heller, a case which questions whether the District of Columbia's gun ban violates the Second Amendment. This is the first Second Amendment case taken up by the Supreme Court since 1939. As you may know, the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment have been severely limited in the nation's capital for the last thirty-two years.

  • Your challenge, find the open records information

    This is a community rich in people - and those people have rich stories to tell. Unraveling those stories is at the root of journalism. Sometimes those stories can be provoked by asking the right questions: the whos, whats, wheres, whens and whys. Other times it requires tips from community sources. In some cases, it requires deeper probing.

    While reporters have long been the "watchdogs" of public accountability, few likely know that most of the information journalists rely on to develop stories is readily accessible to them - as long as you know where to look.

  • Reconsider vicious animal ordinance concept

    I am a vet. technician that has been in the business for 18 years. I feel that pit bull terriers are being targeted. Terriers in general are a breed that need a special kind of owner, someone who will have the upper hand. They can be strong willed, hard headed and will try to be number one in the family pack.

  • Letter gave hope for younger generation

    I am writing in support of Alexandra Guidry's proposal published in last week's Local. She gave me hope for the younger generation when she advocated for door-to door recycling. I appreciated her idea very much, though I suspect we are a long way from having our recyclables picked up at our doors.

  • Pool will be great for kids, city could do more to raise money

    The pool is going to be a great thing for the kids. Hopefully all Eminence kids will be able to enjoy the pool and concession stands this summer. The Eminence City Council and Mayor will probably make the decision as to how much the admission fee will be and the rules of the season passes.

  • Don't let pool issue divide community

    Last week when I read the article entitled "Council Awards Pool Bid," I was shocked! The article mentioned that the meeting was at times contentious. If I read it correctly, it appears that at one or two times during the meeting, people were close to "blows and subject to verbal abuse." This is sad because instead of bringing the community closer together, "the pool" seems to have divided the citizens of Eminence.

  • Thanks to Steve Williams for help at HCMS