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Opinion

  • 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

     

  • It’s a source of contention in many households. Cold natured folks and hot natured folks battle for temperature control.

    In my own home, Derek (the cold natured one) and I (the warm natured one), can’t seem to agree on just what temperature we want the house.

  • Most folks who know me can attest that I love being outside.

    My idea of a vacation isn’t sitting up in a hotel for a week — it’s putting my clothes, food and tent in a backpack and hoofing it several miles through the woods for a few days.

    Heck, each year after the fair I retreat to a favorite campground or trail to relax for a week or so.

  • This is not Washington D.C. but we the people of this town still have a chance to save it. But we have to make a stand and fight for what we believe in and stop living in fear!

    I have lived in Eminence all my life; as the years have passed by, I have watched my city decline. Despite what the “elected politicians” tell us, the sad reality is we are losing businesses and a lot of quality people are moving out of our community.

  • Prior to last week’s Campbellsburg City Council Meeting, councilman Rex Morgan requested a copy of the Campbellsburg’s City Attorney’s contract. They were not available at that meeting. We learned why at last week’s special meeting. They had been copied and placed at each council member’s seat prior to the meeting, but had been removed prior to the meeting by Mayor Jan Fletcher.

  • Watching Judge Brent at the Sept. 20 Campbellsburg City Council meeting was interesting.  He was there to request funds from Campbellsburg for the further development of the Kentucky 55 Campbellsburg Industrial Park.  Perhaps if he had not allocated so many funds to “Brent Park” he would not have  had to request funds from the city council.

  • On Nov. 2, 2010 the citizens of Henry County will be electing a county judge executive. It has been my honor and privilege to work with our current county judge executive. While mayor of the city of Campbellsburg Judge Brent worked with me in securing a grant in excess of 2.5 million dollars for the infrastructure plan for our city. Our frequent trips to Frankfort gave me first hand knowledge that Judge Brent knew his way around Frankfort.

  • In April 2010, Campbellsburg made a mistake. A big one. One that’s already cost them more money in legal fees than they spent from January 2008 to December 2009, and cost them dearly in terms of reputation.

    They, or more specifically Mayor Jan Fletcher, hired Crestwood attorney Graham Whatley to represent the city.

    Twice Whatley was publicly rude and disrespectful toward a duly elected member of the council, practically accusing her of a horrendous crime simply because her husband happens to be the fire chief.

  • Mayors running for city council and city council members running for mayor. Sounds like a revolving door of the same ideas and the same intrusive rules and regulations. I see no change at all. As I said before the last election we need new people with new ideas.

  • It’s been a wonderful summer here in Eminence. The activities - Music on Main, DJ in the Park, movie night and even cruising - have been a perfect time to get out of the house and socialize for all ages.

    We are fortunate to have a city council that isn’t satisfied with just being a city, but wants to build community among the residents. The planning and execution of these activities deserves our gratitude and support.

  • When it comes to the automotive industry, few states can match Kentucky’s record.

    Our association with Henry Ford, for example, stretches back almost a century, when in 1912 he opened a sales and service office in Louisville.  A few years later, that city was producing 7,000 vehicles, and a few years after that it became home to the country’s first modern assembly plant.  Now, Louisville’s two production facilities – one that began in 1955 and the other in 1969 – are regularly among the company’s leaders.

  • John Suter typically is low key in meetings of the Campbellsburg City Council. He certainly participates in discussions about the city’s decisions, but Monday night, he expressed his own frustration at the direction the city has taken

    When he spoke his mind Monday night, it was concise, and pointed, and seemed to sum up the council’s frustration.

    “The money is, it’s crazy. I just want to let you know, I’ve had a lot of people wanting to know who’s running the city and what’s going on. It’s an embarrassment to me. "

  • Thank you to governor Steve Beshear for the commonwealth’s contribution of monies for the new Henry County Health Department.

    There was, however, a group of people missing from the ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9. As Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and the Governor, turned over a spade of dirt, did anyone ask where the Henry County Health Department staff were?

     

  • On behalf of Cedar Lake Lodge, and particularly our 130 employees who make their home in Henry County, we want to thank everyone who has aided, encouraged, supported or welcomed the addition of our Cedar Lake Lodge Park Place homes in the new Henry County Recreational and Services Park.  We’ve long enjoyed our close kinship with Henry County and it is now an even stronger bond.

  • The Henry County Home Health Agency opened in 1976 in New Castle, and provided services to patients in Henry, Oldham, Trimble and Oldham Counties. I worked there from 1997 to 1999 with the last few years as supervisor/coordinator. I retired in 1999 and returned from 2008 to July 1 2010 in the nurse consultant/coordinator position (the eighth coordinator since 1999). In the early 1980s, four counties chose to join together to form the North Central District Health Department for economical as well as to be able to provide better services to the communities.

  • As a tax paying resident of Henry County, I think it’s only reasonable to expect that the road I live on receive the same care and maintenance as any other road in the county.

     

  • The dedication perseverance and volunteer efforts were apparent at the park dedication and ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 9.

  • It’s almost that time. Yard signs are populating yards like bunny rabbits.

    That can only mean one thing — it’s election time. The big day is less than 60 days away. Are you ready?

    At that time, we’ll cast our votes for nearly all of our county offices as well as for U.S. Senator.

    I consider it an honor, privilege and a duty to go to the polls.

  • Last week, I had the honor and privilege of participating in the dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County, the Commonwealth’s fourth State veterans cemetery.  The new cemetery, which will serve veterans and their families in northeastern Kentucky, demonstrates the Commonwealth’s profound appreciation for the sacrifices made by brave men and women to protect our freedom.

  • Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. The Kentucky State Police have developed a new program which taps into that same fascination and curiosity that people have with crime and police work. This new initiative, dubbed the Citizens’ Police Academy, will provide an opportunity for community members to feed their interest with reality.