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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you to unknown caller

    The family and friends of Jackie Payne would like to thank the unknown person who rendered aid to him by calling 911.  Jackie had a motorcycle accident on Mulberry Pike on 10/6/10 at approximately 8:30 p.m.  He was unconscious and lying off the roadway when this unidentified male called for medical assistance.  We need more people like this in the world who are willing to go above and beyond.

    The family and friends of Jackie Payne

     

  • Stop messing with the thermostat!

    It’s a source of contention in many households. Cold natured folks and hot natured folks battle for temperature control.

    In my own home, Derek (the cold natured one) and I (the warm natured one), can’t seem to agree on just what temperature we want the house.

  • Searching for that perfect shade tree

    Most folks who know me can attest that I love being outside.

    My idea of a vacation isn’t sitting up in a hotel for a week — it’s putting my clothes, food and tent in a backpack and hoofing it several miles through the woods for a few days.

    Heck, each year after the fair I retreat to a favorite campground or trail to relax for a week or so.

  • Don’t vote with your heart, vote for the best person for the job

    This is not Washington D.C. but we the people of this town still have a chance to save it. But we have to make a stand and fight for what we believe in and stop living in fear!

    I have lived in Eminence all my life; as the years have passed by, I have watched my city decline. Despite what the “elected politicians” tell us, the sad reality is we are losing businesses and a lot of quality people are moving out of our community.

  • Campbellsburg City Hall needs a change

    Prior to last week’s Campbellsburg City Council Meeting, councilman Rex Morgan requested a copy of the Campbellsburg’s City Attorney’s contract. They were not available at that meeting. We learned why at last week’s special meeting. They had been copied and placed at each council member’s seat prior to the meeting, but had been removed prior to the meeting by Mayor Jan Fletcher.

  • Where is the creative thinking?

    Watching Judge Brent at the Sept. 20 Campbellsburg City Council meeting was interesting.  He was there to request funds from Campbellsburg for the further development of the Kentucky 55 Campbellsburg Industrial Park.  Perhaps if he had not allocated so many funds to “Brent Park” he would not have  had to request funds from the city council.

  • Re-elect County Judge John Logan Brent

    On Nov. 2, 2010 the citizens of Henry County will be electing a county judge executive. It has been my honor and privilege to work with our current county judge executive. While mayor of the city of Campbellsburg Judge Brent worked with me in securing a grant in excess of 2.5 million dollars for the infrastructure plan for our city. Our frequent trips to Frankfort gave me first hand knowledge that Judge Brent knew his way around Frankfort.

  • It’s time for Whatley to go

    In April 2010, Campbellsburg made a mistake. A big one. One that’s already cost them more money in legal fees than they spent from January 2008 to December 2009, and cost them dearly in terms of reputation.

    They, or more specifically Mayor Jan Fletcher, hired Crestwood attorney Graham Whatley to represent the city.

    Twice Whatley was publicly rude and disrespectful toward a duly elected member of the council, practically accusing her of a horrendous crime simply because her husband happens to be the fire chief.