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Opinion

  • Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence will host a city-wide yard sale from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, to coincide with National Garage/Yard Sale Day.

    This is the first time Eminence has held a city-wide event of this kind.

    Reverend Sharon Fields of the Eminence Christian Church presented the concept to the Eminence City Council after reading a magazine article publicizing the nationwide event. The council unanimously approved the idea and requested that she spearhead the effort.

  • We have received numerous questions regarding bank safety and insurance coverage on deposits. These consumer concerns are warranted; given the highly publicized meltdown of the sub prime mortgage market, housing market crisis, IndyMac Bank issues, state of the overall banking industry, etc. I want to take this opportunity to address some of the more frequently asked questions.

  • Wednesday, July 30

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, July 31

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    Friday, August 1

  • Last month’s special legislative session may have been a major step forward in strengthening Kentucky’s public retirement systems, but it was never intended to be the only step. My legislative colleagues and I, and many others with ties to these systems, realize there is more work to be done.

  • Your recent article “pain in the wallet” accurately enumerated the problems high fuel prices cause for the residents of Henry County; we now need to discuss why.

  • In the current tight economic climate, I think it’s important to know that a few things in life are still free. Mostly.

    A walk through the neighborhood is a great way to enjoy some free entertainment, get a little sunshine and exercise not just yourself, but any dogs you might have. Sitting out in the backyard looking up at the stars? Free, as long as you don’t count what you might spend on insect repellent or anti-itch cream for the bug bites you might endure.

  • Although Relay 2008 was cut short by stormy weather on June 27, it didn’t come to a screeching halt. On Saturday evening, July 19 more than 60 people including team members, team captains, survivors and Relay supporters met at the Henry County Fairgrounds for a special three hour Relay Finale ending with a moving Luminary Ceremony.

  • The Henry County Chamber is hard at work getting ready for upcoming events. The public is invited to all of these, and we hope you can find time to come enjoy some good Henry County hospitality.

  • As (teachers, students and families) ready for another year of homeroom and homework, it is worth taking a step back to see just how far Kentucky has come in educating our children – and how far the Commonwealth still has to go.

  • By John Logan Brent

    Henry County Judge/Executive and Showcase Committee Member

  • Summer has always had a special place in my heart for a number of reasons.

    Primarily, I yearn for summer because the thought of sleeping in until my eyes open sounds like bliss every time I hear my alarm clock screech the other months of the year.

    My internship with the Henry County Local was not only a job, but it was a learning experience that a classroom setting simply can not offer.

  • It has been nearly 60 years since Kentucky undertook its first comprehensive assessment of what is easily the Commonwealth’s most abundant natural resource: Our forests.

    Since then, four other surveys have taken place, with the most recent completed in 2004. Last spring, state and federal forestry officials publicly unveiled what they found.

  • As I sit here at home on Sunday morning, I am still somewhat frazzled by the jet lag incurred from flying east for nearly 20 hours. I want to wrap up this series of articles about our trip to China by writing about the lasting impressions that China made on our family. There is no way to write it all in detail. The patient and generous editor of the Local could not possibly give me that much space!

  • On April 19, 2006, an explosion destroyed the Campbellsburg United Methodist Church building. During our despair, everyone was so kind and caring. We were offered alternate facilities in which to hold our services. Many people kept us in their prayers and sent donations to speed us on our way toward construction of a new building. It is through all this Christian generosity that the building is now complete.

  • After our incredibly busy week in Beijing and Xi’an we returned to Shanghai and had a couple of rest days. On Sunday afternoon I got a special treat. Tom and I went downtown to explore Shanghai’s famous Yu Gardens. This was a special treat for a couple of reasons, but mainly because I got to spend time in the presence of another man. I think Verna and Kelley were afraid I was scarred for life after being with seven females for five days without any respite!

  • I want to thank the Smithfield Garden Club for the hard work they expend in keeping the beautiful pots of flowers maintained at the four-way stop in Smithfield. Someone from this group comes faithfully each day with jugs of water to keep the flowers looking their best. Also, this group of ladies maintains pots of flowers at the cemetery and they too, have to be watered almost daily.

  • Allright American Idol fans and aspiring singers, listen up. You could get your chance for your 15 minutes of fame ... or infamy.

    The latest round of audition sites and times has been announced. Big cities like San Francisco, Kansas City, Salt Lake City and more will host auditions in July and August.

    But we learned last week that the popular talent contest will hold a round of tryouts in Louisville this year.

    On July 19 and 20, prospective auditioners can gather at a location, which has yet to be announced, to get armbands for the auditions.

  • I would like to thank everyone for coming to the 26th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 14. The Spring Fling was another success!

  • I tried something new a few weeks ago: carpooling to work. It was a new experience for me, especially since my passenger was a complete stranger.

    The night before my carpooling escapade, I had been driving around Louisville with friends. It was so relieving that the weather finally felt like summer and we rolled down the windows, opened the sunroof and enjoyed the warm wind against our faces.

  • We three Kentucky Pearl Harbor survivors and many more veterans would like to thank the citizens of Eminence for a great Veterans Day Parade on May 17. Many thanks to the merchants who donated items to this event. A lot of organization and work made this a great day. Even the little dog in the driveway wagging its tail greeted us as we drove by. To us, Eminence demonstrated what America is all about.

    Lee Ebner

    Kentucky Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chairman