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Opinion

  • We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved.  Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Just over a month ago, Americans watched with some apprehension as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law.  Time and again, taxpayers were promised that health care reform would slow the growth of health care costs for families, businesses and government.  Although the dust has barely settled, new revelations about the impact of the act suggest that, despite the promises, it will increase health care costs for individuals, businesses and taxpayers.

  • I believe that the school board made an excellent choice. In my acquaintance with Buddy I have found him to be a sharp, polite, intelligent, caring person. He could have chosen a career in the construction industry, but decided to blaze his own trail of educating young people and helping them to be all they could be. The pupils are already excited and I feel that Buddy is up to the challenge to take EIS to the next step of excellence in education Once again I commend the school board for this excellent choice.

    Garold Hyatt

     

  • Do you watch the reality shows on television?  The number and variety of topics for such programs boggle the mind. Yet it seems as if there’s a promo for a new reality show every week.

  • I have known Buddy Berry for the last seven years. Buddy is extremely intelligent and there is not a more dedicated, harder worker out there. Buddy will give 110 percent and I feel will be a success. I think Eminence made a wonderful choice for superintendent, because Buddy deeply cares about Eminence.

    Shawn C Woosley

     

  • As the May 18 primary election nears, I ask the voters of Magisterial District No. 1 to consider voting for Danny Meadows. His past experience speaks for itself. Danny has served several years as an Eminence City Councilman, past member and officer of the Eminence Optimist Club, board member of the Henry County Country Club, actively involved as a volunteer coach and organizer for various Henry County youth sports programs, and employed in sales and manufacturing for over 27 years at Eminence Speaker LLC.

  • I want to commend the New Castle City Commission for acting to provide curb side pick-up of recyclables. This voluntary program is progressive and sets a good example for our community.  We all need to do our part to protect the environment. I am confident that this program will encourage many to participate in recycling who wouldn’t  otherwise. Thank you Commissioners for your farsightedness.

    Bill Brammel

  • In response to your article regarding my actions as the mayor and the letter to the editor, I feel a response is in order to protect my integrity and that of my decision making  Graham Whatley, our newly acquired lawyer.

  • What a difference two months makes.

    On March 1, Pleasureville had its last, and now infamous, wild meeting. It was what I referred to as a Jerry Springer like atmosphere.

    Since then, three of the four commissioners who were on the commission have resigned — though one, Gary Grigsby, resigned only because he moved from Pleasureville to Shelbyville.

    Citing health concerns, Sandra Woods resigned after the February meeting.

  • Of course.  When I first moved my family to the Eminence School district in 1989, one of the most impressive things about Eminence was the small town, homey feeling which included a young superintendent with children in the school who had a vested interest in what happened in the building!  Now, I have grandchildren in Eminence Independent Schools and I look forward to what Buddy Berry brings to the table as superintendent.

  • The FDA’s job is to ensure the safety of the things marketed as food for our bodies, which they have done time and again with poisonous drugs, chemicals and food additives. By restricting sodium in processed foods they are not removing anything from the shelves or the restaurants. They are making sure the giant multinationals that profit from adding cheap additives, fillers and chemicals must make higher quality products. Is higher quality a bad thing? Obviously not.

  • There is a fellow named John Logan Brent that sounds like a broken record, and people I speak to are not buying it. His statement, “I’ll not take the blame for the wording on a piece of paper that was created 20 years ago, long before I ever took office” has gotten old. Will he take the blame for something he was made aware of four years ago or how about five years ago?

  • I’ve covered some weird meetings in the last eight years. As I’ve reported earlier this year, some of those have been down right wacky.

    But Monday night’s meeting of the Campbellsburg City Council was downright odd.

    Discussion about the city’s fire department, its reconstruction and its funding took up more than half of the 150 minute meeting.

  • Buddy Berry is a remarkable young man on so many very important fronts of life.  He is an outstanding scholar, highly effective teacher, capable administrator, winning coach, tireless youth pastor, faithful husband and model father to name only a few of these vital areas. I have had the personal pleasure of following Buddy’s trajectory of excellence since he was a fearless teenager of sixteen. There is a rare quality that precious few seem to exhibit — the favor of God.

  • Stock up on your favorite junk food now, folks, because it looks like the federal government is going to be messing with our food supply a whole lot more if regulators at the FDA have their way.  Plans are underway to mandate restrictions on salt. The government – that fine institution that exists ostensibly to protect our rights and property in this land of the free – is planning soon to dictate how much salt will be legally permissible in prepared foods at grocery stores and restaurants.

  • April 15 marked Tax Day, a painful reminder of just how much money the government takes from our paychecks every year. As Kentuckians filed their taxes, sending their hard-earned dollars to the federal treasury, many question what Congress is doing with their money.

    Over the last two years, Congress has given Americans a series of bailouts, a failed stimulus package and a government takeover of healthcare, costing roughly $1 trillion each.

  • It is election time again. The purpose for my letter is two fold.

  • Last week’s paper reported the Campbellsburg City Council’s disappointment with Mayor Jan Fletcher.  Specifically, the mayor sought out and hired a new attorney to represent the city; fired its current city attorney, but didn’t let the council know he had done so.  The Local accurately reported the council’s concerns, except for one main aspect.  The mayor was asked by City Councilman Rex Morgan if he had considered any Henry County-based attorneys for the position.  The mayor responded that he had tried to contact Attorney Bill Brammell, but an o

  • The Judy Lea Memorial Henry County Children’s Fund would like to thank all who helped make this year’s fund raising dinner such a success. John Rothenburger, Sidney Rothenburger and the Henry County and Eminence Food Service for preparing and serving the food. Eminence Baptist Church youth group for busing tables. The Campbellsburg Show Choir, Henry County Middle School Choir, Eastern Elementary Choir, New Castle third and fourth graders, Henry County Jazz Band, for the entertainment, Dave Gray for auctioneering, Ben Coomes, Donnie Tipton and Harold Bratton for hosting.

  • Earlier this year, Mr. Michael Pollan was nominated for an Oscar on a documentary full of lies. Not every documentary film sticks with the full, straight to the point facts/truth. There isn’t a law that states that. For this movie, Food Inc., is filled with lies about America’s farmers and food suppliers. How can a topic that can be so strongly focused on, be blown so out of proportion based on these lies? What can we as farmers do with this situation?