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Today's Opinions

  • It’s back " the third annual Fall Fury

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 12 to 5 p.m. As always, there will be great Christian music, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks as well as lots of fun inflatable activities for the young and young at heart.

    Our special guest this year will be Jay Montgomery and his strength ministry. We hope your family will come out to see the power of God both through his hands and through his heart. We are also excited to announce that WJIE will be out to help with free give aways and promotions.

  • Women have made great strides, have a long way to go

    In 1921, when Boyd County voters made Mary Elliott Flanery the first woman in the South to be elected to a state legislature, she did not lack confidence about the work ahead.  “I can hold my own with the boys when I get to Frankfort,” she is quoted as saying.

  • Speed limit discussion requires clarification

    Your article ‘Council sets new limit on Lou” has prompted my response and needs clarity in regard to the content of my letter and the circumstances surrounding my speeding ticket.

    As the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Eminence I have a responsibility to ensure, to the best of my ability, the safety of the residents.

  • Eminence student asks for donations for foster children

    I attend Eminence Independent School. As an eighth grader you are required to accomplish a Service Learning Project. You can’t just volunteer to work at the concession stand or anything like that. Mrs. Montgomery said it has to be a need. So I watched everyone starting to find their “need,” some projects are pretty good. I was still left not really knowing what I wanted to do. I had heard about this program where pajamas are donated to foster kids. I told my mom to see what she would think about it.  She loved the idea, and then she told me a story.

  • Be prepared

    Obama a government partner with God? U.S. food shortages?

    I thought this article was a joke: www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/20/army-lord-obama-seeks-health-care-pu...

    Apparently, Obama told thousands of religious leaders in a conference call:  “The government is a partner with God in matters of life and death”  He asked religious leaders to preach from the pulpit on the benefits of health care reform.

    So I rang God up this Sunday and asked.  “Lord, why would he say you are partners?”

  • Woody and Chloe need your help!

    Students have returned to school, football is in full swing, and September is just around the corner.

    It’s that time of year. And it’s almost time for the Henry County Local’s Newspapers in Education program.

    This year, Woody and Chloe, the Kentucky Weiner Dogs will return to our NIE page each week. The two adorable pups — and yes, they are real — are unbelievably popular throughout the state, and Henry County is no exception.

    The series, written by Leigh Ann Florence, returns by very, VERY popular demand.

  • Taxes, taxes, taxes

    In last week’s Local, there were four articles notifying the public about tax increases from the City of Eminence, Henry County Public Schools, Eminence Independent Schools and the Henry County Public Library. It seems like every year, they vote for a tax hike. With a bad economy, people losing their jobs, the cost of living increasing, many people won’t get a raise in salary this year and all of the hard times many people are experiencing, I get upset every time I see the words tax increase.

  • Health care is a moral issue

    I write from a perspective of faith. Sometimes I write in broad, general terms, but today I am writing to all in the Golden Triangle region who identify themselves as Christians. To the pastors and teachers, bishops and priests, deacons and elders, and to all who enter church doors week after week, let us affirm a common belief: Each and every person is created in the image of God.