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Today's Opinions

  • Trials and tribulations in the rain

    It was the popular question last week. “Have you floated away yet?”

    No, I told my mother, we hadn’t. We live on a hill. Sort of.

    After two years of scorching summers with not nearly enough rain to suit the tastes of local farmers, this has been one water-logged summer.

    And as much as I know we need rain — but not in 1 inch, 30-minute downpours — sometimes I look at the sky and ask if enough isn’t enough already.

    The wild storms have given me some time to practice lightning photography ... with frustrating results.

  • Thanks for making safety a priority

    Last week brought about many very positive changes for students and parents of Henry County High School and Middle School.  One change appreciated by all is the turning lane that was installed in front of the middle school and high school campus.  As anyone who travels that route can tell you, it is a very welcome addition.  Parents, students, staff, bus drivers, community members and others just passing through are experiencing a much safer commute because of the efforts of State Representative Rick Rand, County Judge Executive John Logan Brent, and

  • Despite being landlocked, Kentucky has plenty of shore line

    Kentucky may technically be a land-locked state, but it certainly does not lack in shoreline.  Lake Cumberland alone, for example, has almost as much as our country’s entire Pacific coast, all 1,293 miles of it.

    No state outside of Alaska has more streams and rivers, and our 1,500 miles of navigable waterways are double the length of our interstates.

    In other words, we know water.

    It was with that thought in mind that House and Senate leaders decided earlier this year to create a committee dedicated solely to our streams, rivers and lakes.

  • Common sense ideas for health care reform

    We can all agree America needs healthcare reform, and an important debate is taking place in this country about how to best achieve that. I think answers can be found in the story of the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” and stimulus programs. The problems with these programs show why Americans are right to be skeptical of a government takeover of health care.

  • Bravo to Eminence Independent Schools

    Congratulations to the Eminence Independent Schools for hiring Bill Covington and giving him a second chance! We in Eminence are so fortunate to have a fine school and dedicated school board. Our chairman has served many years, surely does not give up easily. I would certainly hope every man should have respect and deserves a second chance in life.

    Now, my question, should this subject be the lead article in the county weekly newspaper?

    Carolyn Giltner,

    Eminence

     

  • Disappointed by headline

    I have to say, I’m disappointed in this headline and its negativity.  As a member of the community, president of the local bank, athletic booster, volunteer coach and parent, Bill Covington made numerous contributions to Eminence Independent Schools, the City of Eminence and Henry County. I think it speaks volumes for his character that he wants to come back to Eminence and make additional contributions to the school, the students and the future of our community, all the while knowing that there will be some people who just can’t move on.

  • Henry County lost one of its greats

    John Allgeier: A family man, a community man and a great person. While a magistrate, he was an active member of the Kentucky Magistrates and Commissioners Association and made many contributions to it. He believed in the purpose of the association and was always willing to help it along.

  • Health care for all?

    Having a national debate on health care reform is welcomed by President Obama. The trouble is, no sooner does the President call for “everyone to pitch in” and engage in the debate, that he vilifies anyone who criticizes his plans. Having a civil national debate will produce more lasting change; accusing opponents of engaging in scare tactics and fear mongering will not.