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Today's Opinions

  • Government taking steps to be more open and responsive

    When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.  They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.

    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts.  They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • I’m thankful for many things today

    It never fails. As we head into Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn into what I’m thankful for — I imagine many of us experience that.
    Throughout the year, I think of these things, but often don’t write them down.

  • Government taking steps to be more open and responsive

    When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.  They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.

    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts.  They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • Courage with a Vision

    It’s that time of year again when children and children at heart alike will dress up in celebration of Halloween and while some of them will attempt to cause the biggest fright reaction, all of them will go back to being normal the next day. What’s really scary is the lack of vision and courage our current jailer presents.

  • Thankful for kindness

    To the person that hit and killed our dog Zora and did not stop and tell us, we are thankful everyone is not like you.

  • Lucille Roederer Rothenburger

    Lucille Roederer Rothenburger, age 89 of Eminence, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ernestine (Rupp) Roederer.

    She is survived by one daughter, Pat Doyle, Dayton, Ohio; and one son, Art Rothenburger, Eminence.

    Funeral services were held at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home. Rev. Garry Polston, pastor of Eminence United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Resthaven in Louisville. Visitation was held after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • Lion’s Club thanks Chisholm family

    The New Castle Lion’s Club wishes to thank the family of Jesse “Buster” Chisholm. Their request to family, friends and acquaintances to support the Lion’s Club in honor of Buster through donations versus flowers at his recent funeral, has currently raised $280. The club wishes to thank all of those who have donated.

  • Remember veterans every day

    Tomorrow morning, a few hundred Henry Countians will gather in the gym at Henry County High School for a special ceremony.

    There, the school’s Junior ROTC cadets will honor the county’s many veterans. It’s a ceremony that never fails to make me cry.

    All too often, we fail to recognize veterans. Whether or not we agree with the particular war they fought in, we owe them a thank you.