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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for a job well done

    I believe that when someone does a good job they should be recognized for it. We have lived on New Cut Road for 16 years now and when we got any type of significant snow we were all just stranded. Mr. Payton would get out his tractor and plow the road using his own time and certainly his own expense (Thanks Mr. Payton), and it was like that for many, many years.  We all just planned on either staying at home and owning a four-wheel drive vehicle was a must.

  • General Assembly spending a lot of time on education

    With more than half of our state tax dollars going to our schools and universities, it’s no surprise that the General Assembly spends a fair amount of time during legislative sessions focusing on education.

    Already, for example, we have approved a new law designed to make Kentucky more competitive in the federal “Race to the Top” grants being awarded this spring and summer to states that show the most commitment to improving schools.

  • The men hunt, the women shop

    I have a friend who is refreshingly candid about her passionate love of shopping. She shops predominantly for clothes but she also enjoys finding furnishings for her home. While her husband makes a comfortable living, she zeroes in on sales and discounts. I’ve gone shopping with her and, for all of her zeal, she doesn’t buy on impulse. She has a clear idea about what she wants and she goes right after it.

     

  • Budget is top priority in 2010

    When the General Assembly returns to the Capitol each January in even-numbered years, its top priority is never in doubt: Enact a budget to run state government for the next two years.

    The task begins when the governor submits his or her proposal during the opening days of the legislative session.  At that point, the House of Representatives decides what changes it might like to make, with the Senate then doing the same.  Leaders from both chambers then seek a compromise that is voted on in the session’s final days.

  • Empower the people to spur job creation

    Despite President Barack Obama’s inaugural promise to create jobs and contain unemployment through passage of a stimulus package that would “provide an immediate jolt” to our economy, Kentuckians have been struggling with an unemployment rate above ten percent since May 2009.  Since the Democrat Majority’s stimulus legislation was signed into law almost one year ago, 3.5 million Americans have lost their jobs.  More than six million jobs have been lost since Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007.

  • He must think we’re stupid

    The President of the United States must think we’re stupid.

    First, he gives bailout money to large “too big to fail” banks. Some of them didn’t want the money, but he forced them to accept our tax dollars anyway. Next, the banks pay back the bailout money, with interest, but that’s evidently not good enough. Now the President wants to tax banks approximately $90 billion. Wow, how wonderful, we’ll show those big, mean, banks.

  • Communites do come together

    A big thank you to the city and the residents of Eminence.  On Thursday night, Jan. 21, our Greyhound, Quandra, escaped out of our back yard at approximately 8:30 p.m.  She was gone for about 30 minutes when we realized that she wasn’t out there.  After searching until 1:30 in the morning of Jan.

  • Honor your Board of Education members

    It’s safe to say that local elected leaders have seldom faced a year like 2009 and the outlook for 2010 is equally challenging. The members of the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Boards of Education have worked to preserve the district’s ability to educate our children in the face of a massive state budget shortfall and tough economic times at the local level.