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Today's Opinions

  • Where is discussion on allowing alcohol beverages throughout county?

    In recent days my wife and I signed the petition to bring a vote to the people of this County on whether they would like to offer the alcoholic beverages in establishments such as restaurants. It was to my surprise that the petition in a local business was the first I had heard or seen the issue.

    Where is the discussion? Where is the debate? Where are the opinions? I would think the people of this community would welcome the opportunity to provide its leaders with direction by allowing such a vote, for or against.

  • Freedom is anything but free

    For many Americans, Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer.  But, more importantly, Memorial Day is a day for us to remember and give thanks to all those who have given their lives in service to our nation and to preserve the freedom we enjoy. 

    As a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger, I am especially mindful this Memorial Day of our troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, around the world and here at home. 

  • Wrap up of the FFA year

    The first week of May was the celebration of an outstanding year in the Henry County FFA.

  • ‘We’ve come a long way in 3 years’

    “We’ve come a long way in three years.”

    Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows couldn’t have spoken truer words at last week’s council meeting.

    Little more than three years ago, in April 2008, the Eminence City Council took a step that’s a bit rare in politics these days — they admitted they made a mistake in how they went about reopening the city’s former swimming pool.

  • Thanks to principal for good job

    Thank you to Lane Morris, the new principal at New Castle Elementary for doing such a great job this year. You care about each individual student’s needs. You’ve brought some much needed change to the school. Keep up the good work!

    Kathy and Stephen Stangle

  • A chance to rekindle the sense of community

  • Tourism is key for Kentucky

    When Kentucky first got into the tourism business, James Monroe was on track to become the country’s fifth president, Daniel Boone was still alive and a 7-year-old boy named Abraham Lincoln was preparing to move from here to Indiana with his family.

    Many things have changed since 1816, of course, but that first attraction – Mammoth Cave – still remains one of the most-visited places in Kentucky, with more than 400,000 people traveling there each year.

  • Primary elections are important, too

    The first election I ever covered for a newspaper is still rather firmly imprinted in my brain.

    Little more than a decade ago, I was working as an intern for the Evansville Press, a now defunct evening daily in my home town.

    I ran to about half a dozen different polling places as the polls were set to close, and then settled in for a night of election returns.