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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks to all for help in making pool vote possible

    A special thanks goes to the Eminence City Council for their Jan. 14, unanimous vote, to reopen the swimming pool. They also created a pool commission to oversee the repairs and operation.

    Also, special thanks goes to the parents of the children of Eminence and Henry County for signing petitions (more than 700 signatures), for attending three Making Waves meetings (average attendance 50), numerous phone calls and letters and volunteering for fundraisers. This exceptional community support has made all the difference to the city council.

  • Are we really free?

    Everyone's screaming free country, freedom. Others scream smoke free. If it's a free country why does everything cost so much. I could never figure out what we are free from. Some say the military is fighting for freedom. One hundred years later they are still saying they are fighting for freedom. What an excuse to kill foreign people. Some days it feels like house arrest. There's only so far you can go because it either cost too much or you run out of land. It seems that the way everything is going they don't find a way to charge us for the air we breathe.

  • To tell you the truth, I didn't like it

    One thing I've never been particularly fond of are game shows.

    Sure, I had a few when I was growing up that I couldn't quite get enough of - the Price is Right, Press Your Luck, Wheel of Fortune and the big kahuna, Jeopardy. While I still enjoy the periodic bout of Jeopardy, for the most part I've left game shows behind me.

    But after my favorite of shows last week, American Idol, I caught one that defies categorization.

    The Moment of Truth is yet another display of just what some folks will do to themselves all in the name of winning a little cash.

  • I've become addicted to TV junk food

    I have a confession. I'm addicted to crack television. It all started so innocently. Really.

    When I arrived in Henry County last year, I house sat for our proofreader, Marty. The television picked up just two channels very clearly - FOX and CBS.

    It meant, ever so sadly, that I couldn't chill out in an arm chair watching the Discovery Channel or the History Channel. Sure, I had plenty of movies with me, but I needed some television time.

    So, one Tuesday night, I turned on the television and saw the auditions for American Idol.

  • Keep Main Street Program in New Castle

    I would like to add my name to those who are requesting that the New Castle City Commission vote "yes" to keep the city of New Castle in the Main Street Program.

  • Commissioner says Main Street decision will be a matter of priorities

    Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll show you what you are. How true!

    The debate over the value of the Main Street Program in New Castle is simply a matter of priorities of how a tax payer's money is spent. The choice before the New Castle City Commission is either to keep funding the Main Street Program hoping to gain new grant money from Frankfort sometime in the future or change directions, invest what New Castle is spending on Main Street to repair and renovate the Locker now for the community to use.

  • Misinformation exists among residents

    First, I would like to thank Jonna Spelbring Priester and the Henry County Local for the coverage given to the New Castle City Commission meeting last Monday evening, specifically the coverage of the discussion pertaining to the Renaissance On Main project. By now, I'm sure you have read the article in last weeks Local regarding the discussion of the New Castle Main Street project.

  • Liquor by the drink will only hurt Eminence

    My name is Dani Wells and I am a junior at Eminence High School. In response to the news article about the passing of the alcohol ordinance in Eminence, I would like to comment. As a new driver on the road in Eminence am I being put at risk for an alcohol related accident?