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Today's Opinions

  • Busting election claims and 'facts'

    I have a confession. I absolutely loathe politics. Yes, I loathe politics. I love leadership. But I don’t like the politics that so often comes with it.

    Since before I was old enough to cast my first vote, I’ve had no love for the mud slinging that’s become an unfortunate side dish at election time.

    Sometimes, the candidates are slinging a little more than mud. But it was four years ago, when George Bush, John Kerry and the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth that I discovered my favorite election time Web site is Factcheck.org.

  • Guaranteed return on investment?

    Anyone who has ears or eyes has seen the dismal news about the stock market, investments and the economy.   What everyone wants is an investment that is safe and offers a guaranteed return on investment (ROI).  There is such an investment, but it does  not involve banks, stocks or even a monetary investment for many people.  What it takes is investment of time and energy.   Investing in your personal health offers a guaranteed return in energy, health, and vitality AND cost savings, too!.     There are many ways that a person can invest

  • Support LeeAnn Armstrong

    I would like to thank everyone who called my house this summer and asked me to run for city council.

    I did not want to be in this mess. I wanted nothing to do with it. But for some unknown reason, I have been targeted by some candidates. I have been called “poor white trash.” Well I am poor, I am white but I never thought of myself as trash.

    Some of my friends have been called on the phone and intimidated or they tried to intimidate them. They were unsuccessful. Friends are a blessing and I do have wonderful friends.

  • Letter to Eminence voters

    In these tough economic times, Eminence voters cannot afford to vote for a candidate unless we know where they stand on the pocketbook issues that affect us the most, such as:

    • Lack of spending accountability and restraint in city government.

    • High city taxes and fees that continue to rise and low city services.  

    • No kid friendly recreation for our children and grandchildren.

    Over a month ago I released, in writing, my plans to address these issues as well as others if I am elected.

  • Fire board member clarifies candidate's statements

    My name is Howard Roberts and I am currently the vice-chairman for the Eminence Fire Board. Recently, Manda Gingrich, a candidate for the Eminence City Council, gave out a political handout, containing false and deceptive information concerning the fire department. I write this letter to inform the residents the truth and as Paul Harvey says, “and now the rest of the story.”

  • Hanging on to summer like a kite string

    I can never remember whether that old saying is “Fall forward and Spring back” or the other way around, but the upshot is that we’re going to lose an hour of daylight at the end of October and I’m not happy about it. For some reason, I enjoyed this summer of reading, blackberry picking and gardening more than usual.

  • Council member takes issue with candidate statements

    My name is Shawn Bright. I am an Eminence City Council member and I’m writing this letter to help the residents of Eminence understand some issues that I personally have had lots of phone calls about.

  • Charitable gaming is declining

    It has been 16 years since Kentuckians voted 2-to-1 to update our constitution so that charities could offer games like bingo and raffles to raise money.

    Since then, Kentuckians have shown a ready willingness to help out.  In fact, more was raised via charitable gaming last year – $489 million – than was wagered on horse racing, which brought in $470 million.