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Columns and Editorials

  • This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine

    The potential of solar power has not yet seen the light of day in Kentucky, but that could change with a little prodding of the General Assembly, according to the Community Farm Alliance.

  • Harvest Showcase committee asks for more community support

    Henry County has a proud farming heritage. Never have I seen it more appropriately on display than at the annual Henry County Harvest Showcase.

  • Senate sends severals bills to House

    Submitted by Sen. Paul Hornback

    As we approach the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session, we have been working diligently to complete our consideration of Senate bills while also vetting legislation that has been passed by the House. We will begin considering several additional House bills next week.

  • Making necessary adjustments this week

    The paper might look a little different this week.

    Due to a fire at one of our corporate printing plants, changes had to be made for all of the newspapers in our group in order to re-route printing jobs from Standard Printing in Shepherdsville to other available plants.

  • Ky. General Assembly 2015 session passes halfway mark

    There are milestones in each General Assembly session.

    This week’s arrival of the mid-point of the 2015 session is a noteworthy one. The halfway mark is a natural place to look back at the first half of the session and consider what’s been accomplished.

  • Help Kentucky's hungry and Kentucky's farmers

    When you donate a part of your state tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, you’re helping Kentuckians in unfortunate circumstances – some of them your friends and neighbors – gain access to fresh, nutritious, local foods. You’re also helping Kentucky farmers make a living. It’s good for economic development, and it’s consistent with Kentucky values of compassion and generosity.

  • I survived 'snow-magedon' 2015

    Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

    Sorry! Just reflecting my experience about what happens when people from the temperate zone of the United States (in the band that receives four separate and distinct seasons between the Arctic deep freeze in the North and the sweaty tropics of the Southeast and the sweaty arid desert of Southwest) receive inclement winter weather.

  • Time to stop double-taxing Social Security

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589).  This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.  

  • County will miss Moore as agent

    I was hacking away at knee-high weeds that were blanketing my garden, leaving a swath of herbicular carnage in my wake when I noticed a car slow, then pull into my driveway.

    I couldn’t see who got out of the car, but I had a sharp garden tool in my hand, so I felt confident I could protect myself against whatever threat was about to pose itself to me.

    “Hello there, Melissa,” said a friendly voice making its way into my weedy nightmare.

  • Thankfully there is no escape from our loving God

    I’ve been in county jails and state prisons to visit inmates.  As a high school sophomore, I toured Missouri’s maximum prison in Jefferson City, Missouri.  On that trip, I got my one and only glimpse of the gas chamber, which was then Missouri’s chosen means of execution.  

    Being inside and hearing doors lock behind you is an eerie experience, even for a visitor.  Even the thought of being locked up with no opportunity to escape gives me the willies.