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Opinion

  • Tomorrow morning, a few hundred Henry Countians will gather in the gym at Henry County High School for a special ceremony.

    There, the school’s Junior ROTC cadets will honor the county’s many veterans. It’s a ceremony that never fails to make me cry.

    All too often, we fail to recognize veterans. Whether or not we agree with the particular war they fought in, we owe them a thank you.

  • I am writing in response to the politically motivated letter from Harold Bratton (who is not even a resident of the city) stating that Campbellsburg City Hall needs a change.

  • I would like to thank everyone who recently came out to the 11th Annual New Castle Fall Fling on Saturday, Oct. 2.  It was a tremendous success.

    I would like to thank everyone who brought their cars, trucks, and tractors to our car show.  It was enjoyed by everyone.  I want to thank the many vendors who came and set up all around the Courthouse. Thank you’s also go out to our entertainment of LA Entertainment, Six Miles South, and TumbleTime.

  • October is National Breast Awareness Month. Now is the time for flu immunizations. Has there been anything published to educate the community regarding both events? Seems our tax dollars should be utilized by the local health departments for just this purpose.

  • Alright, Henry County, it’s time. Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., the doors open for you to exercise your right to vote.

    It’s a right we have that many in this world do not. Too few of us exercise it. Residents in some countries risk life and limb to cast their first votes.

    It’s right we are so often told, albeit via political rhetoric, that men and women in uniform died to protect. A right they’ve died to give to others.

  • At this busy time of year with elections, the holidays, etc. there is something I want to talk about.  Child abuse — harsh words, ugly words.  Words I don’t want to think about.

  • I find it amusing that someone who should promote healthy living, does not see the benefit of the new Henry County Recreational and Service Park to our community!

  • I am requesting your vote for my son-in-law, Ronnie Stephens for jailer. He has given many hours helping with youth sports activities in the county.

  • Three good steps to make sure that you don’t explode or go off on your neighbor.

    Step one: Make sure that your septic system has been inspected and approved by the health department and was installed by a licensed installer and keep your records.

  • As I write this, the polls for the 2010 General Election have been open for about seven hours.

    I happily did my duty Tuesday morning, casting my vote around 6:45.

    I will be so very happy on Wednesday. Not because I’ll be recovering from 18 hours covering the election on Tuesday, but because it will be quiet.

  • I want to take this opportunity to thank each person that my team and I came in contact with during my campaign for jailer. I want to thank you for taking time out to answer your door and being cordial to us as we interrupted your ballgame, nap or dinner.

  • I wanted to thank Perry’s Hardware for their donation of lumber and Southern States of Eminence for their donation of the black plastic to help construct the community Halloween Tunnel at my house at 280 Vernon Avenue in Eminence.

  • I am writing this letter as a word of thanks to the Eminence Board of Education and its administration.

    Several weeks ago, while the students and staff were on fall break, the board hired a company to come into our district and make some necessary changes to the building.

  • Mike Ray is an honorable man.  I have known him since Protect Our Children, an organization that Pid Smith and I started to stop an illegal waste incinerator and which culminated in county-wide zoning. Since that time he has served Henry County in several capacities, the last as the appointed head of the Henry County Development Council.

  • The morning of Wednesday, Oct. 27, was a sad morning for one of our business owners. Ricky Rines lost a good part of his Automotive business.

  • The big day is almost here.

    On Nov. 2, Henry Countians will head to the polls and cast their choices for city, county and state races.

    I’d like to extend a big thank you to those candidates who participated in our election forums last week, and those who will attend our third and final forum tomorrow night in Campbellsburg.

  • With four weeks left before the election, it is make-or-break time for many candidates.  In Kentucky, our legislature contains many true statesmen who should be kept in office.  Rep. Rick Rand is of these statesmen.

  • The letter by Dr. White on Oct. 6 presented numerous questions and comments.  The following will provide responses to some of the questions, and provide further detail relative to various comments.

  • I just want to say we don’t need a new jailer. J.C. has done an excellent job.

  • The family and friends of Jackie Payne would like to thank the unknown person who rendered aid to him by calling 911.  Jackie had a motorcycle accident on Mulberry Pike on 10/6/10 at approximately 8:30 p.m.  He was unconscious and lying off the roadway when this unidentified male called for medical assistance.  We need more people like this in the world who are willing to go above and beyond.

    The family and friends of Jackie Payne