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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you for help with Living Nativity

    The Bethlehem Living Nativity Committee would like to thank everyone who had a part in making this year’s portrayal of the birth of Jesus Christ another success. It takes many wonderful people to help each year and I can tell you from experience all receive a true blessing from it.

    As one commented; if you don’t believe in the real meaning of Christmas, just come to Bethlehem and watch the many people that come each year to see, to listen to the music, and remember this blessed event.

    May God bless each of you.

  • Relishing the pleasure of snow

    I am one happy camper this week; we have snow! I am one of those people who love the snow. Do I sound like an overgrown kid? That’s probably because I revert to being a child again when it snows.    

    The rest of the adult world may see snow as being problematic, but I see it through a child’s eyes, and I light up brighter than a Christmas tree when I see the white fluffy stuff falling from the sky.

    Nature’s white blanket has always delighted me. As a child, snow meant we might have a day off from school.

  • The Bible: Breath of life or smothering weight?

    After all these years, the Bible remains a best-selling book.  For many, it is a source of life and inspiration.  For some, it is a window through which the revelation of God shines. For others, it can be a smothering weight.

    I can’t remember a time when I did not read the Bible.  I still have my first Bible, which I received as a Christmas present when I was 5 years old. My name is written on the presentation page, in pencil, in my father’s handwriting.  It is the only example I have of his handwriting.  I cherish that Bible.  

  • Understanding 'Couponese' – the language of couponing

    If you’ve ever overheard couponers conversing about their deals, it’s likely to have gone something like this:
    “So, I went to WM, Pm’d BL’s ad on the games, used two IP’s on them, used two IP’s on the razors which was a MM, used an IP on the wipes and the butter, used Cats from Wags and Kroger on the tweezers and floss, more MM’s and got it all for $2.85.”

  • Hats off to local school board members

    The five board members of the Eminence Independent and the five board members of the Henry County Board of Education oversee large budgets and make decisions on the upkeep, renovation and additions of school district building projects.

    But they also make certain the individual child in the Henry County or Eminence Independent district gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All that is done in the face of shrinking state and federal dollars for education, and tough economic times locally.

  • Gunnell’s Letter to the editor also misleading

    “The news articles in the Dec. 21, 2011, Henry County Local concerning the need for a new Henry County Library was totally misleading” (Wayne Gunnell, Jan. 4 issue).

    The article was not completely misleading, it was written from the point of view of a person who was not there. Should there have been a HC Local representative in attendance? Yes. But they were not, and that is not something that can be changed now.

  • Do we really need a new library?

    I was so glad to read Wayne Gunnell’s letter in the Local last week. I agree with everything he said. I wish I had attended the Library meeting on Nov. 3, 2011, but as usual I thought my opinion won’t matter and didn’t go.

    But I just keep thinking with the bad economy we don’t need a new library or to build anything right now.

    The Library Board said they need more space, more parking spaces, more computers, more, more, more.

  • Beginning Farmer Academy gets under way Jan. 20

    The Beginning Farmer Class will get under way Jan. 20, with plans for weekly sessions each Friday through February and into March, with further sessions later in the year. Most sessions will be 9 a.m. through lunch, rotating between Henry, Shelby and Oldham County Extension Offices.  The first two sessions will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office.