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Today's Opinions

  • Santa letters bring back holiday memories

    I have, for years, enjoyed typing up children's letters to Santa each year.

    That particular task manages to somehow be one of the hardest and funniest things we do in community newspapers.

    Inevitably, there are a few letters written by the younger kids that we cannot read or interpret, no matter how many folks we show the letter to. That is, however, part of their charm - the jumble of letters that makes perfect sense to the writer, but leaves us scratching our heads.

  • City of Eminence has plenty to be proud of

    My name is Shawn Bright. I am an Eminence City Council member and I have tried to write a letter to the editor every so often to keep you up to date about city happenings. It has been one year since I was elected, so I thought it was a good time to give an overview on some of the things that happened in the last twelve months. First, I would like to say that being a city council member has been a very interesting job and it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Being an elected official is a life changing experience.

  • Letter to Heaven

    Another year has come and gone but my heart still feels very sad and lonely. On November 8 last year God called someone home very dearly to me. I know she's dancing with Jesus now and all her worries are gone. And I feel her preence with everyday. But it is still not the same seeing that smiling face and feeling the warmth of her touch. She was everything you would want from a very special lady. I hope she knows that my heart still lones for her every day. Life is not the same anymore but I know she would tell me Libby don't cry for me, stand up adn be srong and take care of yourself.

  • Resident upset about New Castle flag

    I am writing this letter to express my concern at the very poor condition of the United States Flags being displayed on Main Street in New Castle. These flags need to be replaced or at least taken down as soon as possible. The flags have been in this condition for at least two months. This creates a very poor image of New Castle.

    Andy Klempner,

    New Castle

  • Campbellsburg resident unhappy with surcharge

    I am very disappointed in the city of Campbellsburg. I was willing to pay the surcharge that was enacted in order to complete a needed sewer project. Now, they are discussing what to do with $700,000 in leftover funds? That's great, I'm glad that they will be able to complete some other sewer projects that they weren't anticipating to in the first place. However, I didn't see anywhere in the article where they are discussing removing or reducing the surcharge. The project for which it was being used is now COMPLETED.

  • Good things do come in small packages

    They say good things come in small packages.

    In case you missed it last week, Eminence High School was named to the U.S. News and World Report's list of Amierca's Best High Schools.

    Its great news for such a small school. Small schools, and small school districts are increasingly rare because their funding decreases annually.

    In McLean County, several years ago, a small elementary school was facing closure as its student population declined.

    But that small school had some similarities to Eminence.

    Eminence should indeed be applauded for the award.

  • Thanks for help after accident

    I would like to say a special thanks to Mayor Jim Pettit, the guys at the community center, to the gentleman that helped me up after my fall, to the lady that put ice on my hand, to my son for coming to check on me, for the phone calls and concerns, to my granddaughters Kandice and Marcy, a special thanks to my friends Barbara and Scotty Owens for helping me to get home and all the phone calls, to my pastor, Sister Linda Morgan of Christ Open Door Church, for her phone calls and prayers. God bless each and everyone of you.

    Betty Joyce Holcomb

  • Thanks to all for help in Sydney Alveys recovery

    It has been almost one year since Sydney's tragic accident changed our lives forever. Although we have faced many challenges, the past 12 months have been filled with as much laughter as tears. We are so thankful for the recovery Sydney continues to make and we know none of it could have been possible without the love, prayers, support and generosity of family, friends, neighbors and strangers.