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Opinion

  • 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

     

  • 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.