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Today's Opinions

  • Reader agrees with Norm

    I agree with Norm’s ad in the Henry County Local. Shame on you. Do you know Bill Covington? Have you ever interviewed him? How much research did you do on that abysmal article? I’ve been around here since 1962, so I knew and did business with Bill Covington at Farmer’s Deposit Bank from the time Chuck Keiser retired. I could tell you stories of good deeds that Bill did for people in Henry County through the bank. And he’ll be an asset to the school system.

  • Put me in coach ... I’m ready to play!

    Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden once said “I could never consider a day perfect, unless I could do something for someone knowing that they could never repay me”.

  • Soaring unemployment rates mark six month anniversary of the stimulus

    Back in February, President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that by passing their economic stimulus package, we could provide a “jolt” to our economy and create jobs “immediately.” 

    In a report on the stimulus’ first one hundred days, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the stimulus had already “saved or created” 150,000 jobs and that “an additional 600,000 jobs” were expected to be created in the next 100 days.

  • 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?”