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Columns and Editorials

  • Taking a look at road aid

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Active session

    On Jan. 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • Commitment to quality pays off for newspaper

    Moving from third place to first place in one year’s time is a thrilling accomplishment in any arena. To do so in the field of journalism is particularly satisfying.

    After sealing a third place finish in last year’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest through the Kentucky Press Association, your Henry County Local claimed First Place in General Excellence among like-sized weekly newspapers across the state.

  • Jumping into the new year with the Chamber

    I sure do love our county!  I am meeting more people and leaning more about our county each day.  We have so much to offer here and I hope to be able to bring more awareness of our businesses, community programs/events and local resources to each of our members and our community.

    Kicking off our 2017 with Henry County community events: The Theatre Downstream will present  “The Miracle Worker,” the inspirational story of Helen Keller learning to speak.   

  • Governor's actions jeopardize educations

    As the husband of a University of Louisville student, I can’t help feeling anxious about the recent threat to the school’s accreditation.

    In fact, I may well feel the most upset out of everyone I know. Any time the subject comes up, those I’ve been speaking to — reasonable people all — completely discount that the issue could get more out of hand than it already has.

  • Republican majority rushes to pass bills

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives. 

  • Multiple acts of violence shock the county

    I have never been in a physical fight, never struck another human being in anger.

    The closest I came to doing so was when I was in middle school. I had a crush on a boy that rode my bus. He was older and I had no chance with him, but at the time, he was the love interest of my life.

  • Interim used to better prepare for new legislative session

    When it comes to the legislative process, most of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the first several months of the year, when the General Assembly is in session and new laws are adopted.

  • This year will there be a new you?

    Is there a person on the planet that hasn’t made a New Year’s resolution and then failed to follow through? Setting goals may be the easy part, but turning those goals into results? Well, we all know how hard that can be. 

    Whether you’re hoping to shed a few pounds, step up your level of exercise or kick that smoking habit once and for all — you can take steps to improve your chances of success. Here are just a few ideas.

  • New year, new session

    It is hard to believe 2017 is nearly upon us. After the whirlwind of Thanksgiving, Christmas is nearly here. Lights are on the trees and candles are in the windows and children are writing their lists to Santa. It is the season of giving and a perfect time for communities to come together to help those in need.