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Opinion

  • The City Council of Eminence is going to vote on liquor by the drink sales and the citizens of Eminence are wondering if liquor by the drink is the right move. Every town that is about to become a city has pondered the same question and they all have approved liquor by the drink sales. All neighboring cities — Carrollton, Shelbyville and LaGrange have liquor by the drink.

  • Henry County High School is expanding its borders for learning to Spain. Thirteen students will be spending their Spring Break traveling across Spain, in an intense ten day educational tour of the country.

  • Light up New Castle is now a memory. We had some small glitches but it was a success overall. This is the first year in many years that the festival committee was in charge of the Light Up festivities. We saw some things that we will do differently next year and some things we want to add next year. I want to thank the following individuals and businesses who helped with this past weekends Light Up.

  • ‘Tis the season to give, Christmas time, when we all open our hearts. If you are looking for a way to keep your donations in Henry County and help our children (our future) at the same time, the Henry County CARE Team has a program called Love-A-Child Mentoring that matches children in need of mentoring with adult volunteer mentors.

  • Happy Holidays!

  • I just finished reading the article on liquor by the drink sales. If you want to see what will happen to the city just go to Lorain, Ohio. It used to be a nice city until they softened the laws on alcohol sales, then bars started popping up on almost every corner and before too long the crime rate skyrocketed. The economy tanked when they closed the Lorain Ford Plant, but the bar business increased.

  • Many of you may not be aware of it but Harry Hill Park is locked up for the winter.

  • Many thanks to the Henry County Fiscal Court under the leadership of Judge Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Guy Coombs for their recent decision to pass a resolution objecting to an airport in Oldham County being located partially in Henry County which would adversely affect our quality of life, property values and ultimately cost far more than would ever be gained.

  • I had the darndest time focusing this weekend. I went through about three different commentaries before I wrote these words..

  • Operation Christmas Child collected 1,511 shoe boxes from the greater Henry County area. These shoe boxes were forwarded from the Port Royal UMC Relay Center to the Collection Center in Louisville and from there on the Processing Center in Boone, North Carolina. From there they will be sent to children in disaster relief areas, orphanages, refugee camps and needy areas around the world.

    We wish to thank all the churches and individuals who contributed to this wonderful act of generosity.

  • I am a bit upset with the inaccuracy reported in an article in last week’s edition about my apperances in Henry County. Yes, Santa Claus will be at the Eminence Light Up Celebration on Dec. 1. But this is not Santa’s last visit to Henry County for this year. For the last 51 years, my final appearance in Henry County has been on Christmas Eve day for the New Castle Lions Club’s Toy Party.

  • Letter to Granny from 7-year-old boy

    Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The years have been a battle for me and I have been trying to prepare my loved ones that there will come a day when I am no longer here. My seven year old grandson, Tyler Tingle, felt it in his heart to write me a note about this day and I felt in my heart I should share it with all of you:

    "Dear Granny,

  • Happy Holidays!

  • In a Letter to the Editor in the Local of November 14th, Ferenc Vegh said his mother “asked the Airport Authority Board chair, Mr. Westbrook, how can a board appointed by Oldham County Fiscal Court, have jurisdiction (for eminent domain purposes) in another county. His answer to her was ‘Because we can.’” Mr.

  • Paul C. Rankin, age 68 of Bethlehem, died Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. He was the son of the late Kelley and Lucy Carter Rankin, member of Pleasureville Baptist Church, Pleasureville Masonic Lodge #410 and Gideons International, Henry-Trimble Camp. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • November is Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month. Pulmonary Hypertension, or PH, is a simplified name for a complex health problem - continuous high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery in the lungs, resulting in an enlarged heart which can also lose its ability to pump. In the U.S. PH affects an estimated 100,000 people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

    PH is underdiagnosed, as doctors often confuse the symptoms with other health conditions. These symptoms include:

    * shortness of breath

    * fainting

    * dizziness

    * chronic fatigue

  • Since the War in Iraq started, the support has weakened for our soldiers, especially wounded soldiers who are overseas. I know that our great community can do a lot to help in this matter. The Senior Class of 2008 and I would like to invite you to join us in supporting troops who are serving overseas. This is a special year for us because two of the brigades we are supporting are being led by two Henry County graduates and it is only fitting that we begin this year's soldier drive on Veteran's Day. As with years past, we adopt groups and support them for the entire school year.

  • I had the opportunity last week to attend the Veteran's Appreciation Day Ceremony at the Henry County High School. It was great to see such honor given to those who truly deserve recognition. It was a first class program and everyone involved did an outstanding job.

  • With more Americans aging, the demand for healthcare services delivered in the home is growing. In fact, this year, more than 11 million Americans will utilize home care services. November is National Home Care Month and we want to celebrate it with these patients and honor all the compassionate caregivers that make a difference everyday for our nation's seniors.

  • Last year, the residents of Shelby County were approached from a group of people about the possibility of forming an Airport Authority Board to check into the possibility of locating a regional airport in Shelby County. It does not matter if you were for or against it, I believe all can agree it was presented to the people and the residents spoke - there was not enough support for such an endeavor.