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Today's Opinions

  • Holiday season for some is a little different

    Growing up Jewish, the holiday season was always a bit different for me.

  • Are our children safe?

    That is the question living on Zelcova Drive in Eminence. With our neighboring subdivision, Arbor View, we have a lot of children who play in this area. Not only do we have children playing but we also have dozens of people who walk the bike trail and this road daily. The speed limit on this road is 15 mph. So why, on an every day basis, do we have dozens of cars speeding well over the speed limit? Do the newly installed stop signs boarding the bike trail and Arbor View help? No, they don't. Everyday I witness several cars blowing the stop signs totally.

  • Local relative is someone to be proud of

    I've made my Christmas list and I've checked it twice. I am having trouble finding a few gifts that would be nice. You have a great aunt of mine that lives in your peaceful and fondly missed town, Anne Wentworth. I think most of you know each other and can appreciate my struggle with finding "Aunt Fran" the right gift.

  • Thanks to Homestead Nursing Home

    I would like to thank the staff for letting the Franklinton Baptist Youth Group (and a few straggly adults) come to celebrate Christmas with the residents. The warm welcome we received from everyone just warmed my heart.

  • Governor-elect, General Assembly face challenges

    As Gov.-elect Steve Beshear prepares to take office next week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two-year budget he will present at the end of January and the General Assembly will enact by mid-April faces a serious set of challenges. In recent weeks we have learned that several state agencies have to have more money just to get through the current fiscal year, which ends next June.

  • Vote yes on Liquor by the Drink

    The City Council of Eminence is going to vote on liquor by the drink sales and the citizens of Eminence are wondering if liquor by the drink is the right move. Every town that is about to become a city has pondered the same question and they all have approved liquor by the drink sales. All neighboring cities — Carrollton, Shelbyville and LaGrange have liquor by the drink.

  • Students need support for trip to Spain

    Henry County High School is expanding its borders for learning to Spain. Thirteen students will be spending their Spring Break traveling across Spain, in an intense ten day educational tour of the country.

  • Thank your for help with Light Up New Castle

    Light up New Castle is now a memory. We had some small glitches but it was a success overall. This is the first year in many years that the festival committee was in charge of the Light Up festivities. We saw some things that we will do differently next year and some things we want to add next year. I want to thank the following individuals and businesses who helped with this past weekends Light Up.