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Today's Opinions

  • Election 2008 - Election Day is coming!

    Election day is coming! With a record number of voters expected to arrive at the polls on election day, voter preparation is the key to a smooth voting experience.

    Please have your candidate selection decisions made before you get to the machine. Sample ballots will be provided at the polls, and a copy will be printed in the local paper. Please look at them and use them to be ready to vote when you enter the booth. Prepared voters make their selections quickly and are in and out of the voting booth, which helps to keep lines moving.

  • Legislation would ease economic pain for many

    For many Kentucky families, the economic downturn has affected more than just their grocery bills and energy costs.  The housing crisis and credit crunch have some facing potential unemployment, threat of foreclosure on their homes or even homelessness.  According to the National Coalition of Homelessness, more than sixty percent of service providers have reported a rise in homelessness since the housing foreclosure crisis began in 2007.  Unfortunately, as hard times sweep across the nation, many more Americans could become homeless. 

  • When can I share good news?

    I attended the last city council meeting in October when the council stated there will be no skate park. Just two months ago I had to tell my kids there will be no swimming pool and now I will have to tell them there will be no skate park. I want to know when I will be able to tell my kids some good news about recreation for them here in the city?

    Rodney Vanlandingham, Eminence

  • Let’s work together

    Please, to the city of Eminence, let’s work together for the future of all residents.

  • Sweet talking a reluctant farmhand

    My husband is always careful to lavish praise on me whenever I help him with a chore around our farm.  “You are one in a million!” he will rave if I assist the veterinarian on a day when he can’t be home. “I picked a peach when I picked you,” he coos as I hold up boards or wire while he repairs fence. “A guy’s lucky to have a gal like you,” I’ll hear, sweat dripping down my face, as we drive back after pulling the truck or some machine out of a ditch. “Super job, babe! Great work!”

  • Make a difference!

    With millions of dollars being spent on negativity, come spend your money where it really “Makes a Difference!”

    This Saturday, Oct. 25, is National Make a Difference Day.  Millions of people all over the Unites States will actually be making a real difference in the lives of others!

    Come join  Friends For Michael, Inc Spinal Cord Injury Organization as we make a difference all day, beginning at 8 a.m. at the site of the new Henry County Recreation and Services Park on Hwy 421 just north of New Castle, KY (1125 Campbellsburg Rd)  rain or shine!

  • Frankfort Perspective with Rick Rand

    If voter registration and a recent statewide poll are any indication, the upcoming election is one of the most anticipated in years in Kentucky.

    According to the Secretary of State’s office, there are a record 2.9 million voters registered to vote on Nov. 4th, an increase of nearly 50,000 from the May primary.  In 2004, the last presidential election year, 2.79 million Kentuckians were registered.

  • Candidate asks for your votes

    My name is Rochelle ‘Shelley” Summerlin.  I am a candidate for Eminence City Council.

    When I filed my candidacy papers, there was a question that asked, ‘How do you want your name to appear on the ballot.”  I wrote ‘Shelley’ Summerlin, which is the name on my cards and signs.  However, imagine my surprise when I saw the name on the ballot was Rochelle Summerlin.  I would like the voters to know that Rochelle and Shelley are the same person.

    I also want the voters to know why I am running.