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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to community for support after church explosion

    On April 19, 2006, an explosion destroyed the Campbellsburg United Methodist Church building. During our despair, everyone was so kind and caring. We were offered alternate facilities in which to hold our services. Many people kept us in their prayers and sent donations to speed us on our way toward construction of a new building. It is through all this Christian generosity that the building is now complete.

  • A Chinese haircut, and other Shanghai adventures

    After our incredibly busy week in Beijing and Xi’an we returned to Shanghai and had a couple of rest days. On Sunday afternoon I got a special treat. Tom and I went downtown to explore Shanghai’s famous Yu Gardens. This was a special treat for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I got to spend time in the presence of another man. I think Verna and Kelley were afraid I was scarred for life after being with seven females for five days without any respite!

  • Thanks to the Smithfield Garden Club

    I want to thank the Smithfield Garden Club for the hard work they expend in keeping the beautiful pots of flowers maintained at the four-way stop in Smithfield. Someone from this group comes faithfully each day with jugs of water to keep the flowers looking their best. Also, this group of ladies maintains pots of flowers at the cemetery and they too, have to be watered almost daily.

  • Idol auditions are hitting close to home

    Allright American Idol fans and aspiring singers, listen up. You could get your chance for your 15 minutes of fame ... or infamy.

    The latest round of audition sites and times has been announced. Big cities like San Francisco, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and more will host auditions in July and August.

    But we learned last week that the popular talent contest will hold a round of tryouts in Louisville this year.

    On July 19 and 20, prospective auditioners can gather at a location, which has yet to be announced, to get armbands for the auditions.

  • Thanks for all coming to, and helping with, the New Castle Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone for coming to the 26th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 14. The Spring Fling was another success!

  • Be wary of the four footed hitchikers

    I tried something new a few weeks ago: carpooling to work. It was a new experience for me, especially since my passenger was a complete stranger.

    The night before my carpooling escapade, I had been driving around Louisville with friends. It was so relieving that the weather finally felt like summer and we rolled down the windows, opened the sunroof and enjoyed the warm wind against our faces.

  • Pearl Harbor veterans thankful for show of support

    We three Kentucky Pearl Harbor survivors and many more veterans would like to thank the citizens of Eminence for a great Veterans Day Parade on May 17. Many thanks to the merchants who donated items to this event. A lot of organization and work made this a great day. Even the little dog in the driveway wagging its tail greeted us as we drove by. To us, Eminence demonstrated what America is all about.

    Lee Ebner

    Kentucky Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chairman

  • HCMS Principal will be missed

    As a former teacher in Henry County, I was disappointed to learn that Steve Swank will no longer be the principal of Henry County Middle School. During my five years at the middle school I was able to witness many positives occurring under Mr. Swank’s leadership. Kentucky Core Content Test scores improved; portfolio writing scores increased to an all-time high of 64 percent proficiency; student technology use was visible throughout the school; and a no-bullying policy was instituted to improve the learning environment of all students.