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Today's Opinions

  • It's always nice to see those old childhood places

    People sometimes ask me where I grew up, where I'm "from."

    That can be a tough question to answer. Born in Paris, Illinois, I don't actually remember my "home town." Growing up, I also lived in, in chronological order, Terre Haute, Indiana; Henderson, the city and the county, Kentucky; Tucson, Arizona, Newport News, Virginia, back to Terre Haute, and finally Evansville, Indiana.

    I bounced around a bit, almost like a military brat. Only we moved where graduate school for mom was, or where a job offer presented itself.

  • Thanks to county for support in rough times
  • New Castle Spring Fling is on its way

    Plans are currently underway for the 26th Annual New Castle Spring Fling. It is always the second Saturday in June. This years date is Saturday, June 14. The hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Spring Fling is an annual reunion for many people who only see each other very few times a year. It is also a day that people come from far and near to a county festival.

  • Thanks to basketball parents, families and players

    We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of the Henry County Girls' and Boys' basketball moms, dads, families and players that pitched in to help work the concession stand for the Regional Tournament. While most of us hold full time jobs and never have a minute to spare you all far exceeded our expectations in your willingness to work and support each other and our kids. Without each and every one of you that volunteered your precious time,we couldn't have done it! So, thank you!

    Melissa Jeffries and Kathy Mings

  • March is Music in Education month

    As a humble third grader, I loved to sing. I cannot begin to express how much I loved it. The problem was, at least according to my sister, I was tone deaf.

    I had not yet acquired the Criss family gene, handed down through my mother, for musical aptitude.

    That would change when I entered the fourth grade and had my first experience with instruments.

    It was then, through school, that I learned to play the violin. Over the years, I was able to lose the tone-deafness, and now can sing my then favorite song - Toto's "Roseanna" without missing a beat ... or a note.

  • Superintendent thanks Foundation supporters

    On behalf of the Eminence Education Foundation and the Eminence Independent School District, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for making our Education Dinner and Silent Auction such a success. The Foundation collected over $10,000 to use for future scholarships and teachers' grants.

  • Thanks for hard work after storms

    Our farm received considerable damage in the February 5 storms. Our electric service and telephone service, like several others in the area, was out for two days. KU was swamped with repair calls but did an amazing job in restoring service, working past midnight. The dedication of their employees, working long hours in difficult conditions, needs to be recognized.

  • Girls Scouts thank Judge-Executive John Logan Brent

    The Girl Scouts of Henry County would like to thank Judge-Executive John Logan Brent for his help during our Girl Scout cookie delivery. The use of the 4-H building for distribution and his help when we ran into a gigantic snag during delivery is greatly appreciated. The Girl Scouts are now ready for your yearly cookie sales and a little ice storm couldn't keep us down! Thank you Judge Brent!

    Beth Cain, Henry County Girl Scout Service Unit Manager