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Today's Opinions

  • Go Out and VOTE!

  • Thanks for Diabetes Education Day


    Thanks to Mona Huff, the vendors, and all the speakers who gave the life-saving presentations at the Diabetic Education Day on Saturday. I learned from each and every one of them. We were taught and given tools to put on the brakes and control this raging disease.

    What an awesome gift to have so many health professionals in one place so willing to answer questions and help. Most of us are aware of the complications we may face and the more we know, the healthier we can be with hope for the future.

  • Eminence is a wonderful, caring community

    I would like to give a shout out for

     this wonderful community of Eminence.

    Our son Briar Rucker, 4 years old, was diagnosed with a rare brain cyst in August 2011.

    In January, he had a surgery which was unsuccessful. He will have a second surgery in a couple of weeks. This community has come to pray for our family as well as helped us through donations.

  • An attitude of gratitude

    By Candy Clarke

     

    “An attitude of gratitude” sounds like a catchy phrase, but what does it mean? I once heard a motivational speaker challenging his audience to live each day with an “’attitude of gratitude.” I decided to play along. Just what was so intriguing about this attitude of gratitude concept?

  • Circuit Court Clerk supports Lyle

    When I started with the Henry County Circuit Clerk’s office in 1982, things were a lot different than they are today.

    We issued driver’s licenses with a typewriter and a Polaroid camera. Now, all licenses are issued through a web-based system that does it all. From doing a national driving record check on each person, to presenting the license with the person’s information encoded on the back.

    At that time, we also issued boat licenses and maintained all court records for Circuit and District with a typewriter and copy machine.

  • Passing the budget is job No. 1

    During even-year legislative sessions, no other bill gets more attention than the budget, which is understandable, because no other bill directs so many of the General Assembly’s priorities.

    Even so, that doesn’t undercut the importance of other legislation also set to become law, and as my colleagues and I prepare to wrap up the 2012 Regular Session this coming Thursday, there are more than a few of these bills that deserve mention.

  • We should support our local farmers

    Last week I met and talked with a few local farmers. I interviewed tobacco and corn farmer Mark Roberts who works on a large production scale; and people on the smaller scale like Ed Nelson, who sell at local farmers markets. Nelson considers being called a farmer a compliment.

    Paul Tokosh is in between the large and small production scale. He works 16 acres growing pears, apples and asparagus. He also grows blackberries, strawberries and blue berries. He sells to Hilltop produce in Shelbyville and goes to several other counties before also selling here.

  • Rotary Club hosts Farm City Day

    Submitted by Lance Minnis