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Letters

  • Dinner misnamed

    A couple of Saturdays ago, the local Republican Party held its annual “Chili Dinner” at our county fairgrounds. Fourth District Congressman Massie attended, as well as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Larry Elliott. I’m sure Mr. Elliott is very good at what he does — Congressman Massie, not so much. But I digress.

  • Ethics still important

    Our state senator Paul Hornback co-sponsored SB152 which says exactly this: “Amend KRS 6.716 to reduce the ethics training time requirement for members of the General Assembly from three hours to thirty minutes and remove CLE eligibility; repeal KRS 7.101 requiring sexual and workplace harassment training for General Assembly members.”

  • New activist group

    Activism has seen a resurgence in the United States that hasn’t been seen since the Civil Rights Movement, and it has found roots in Henry County as well. The Women’s March held on Jan. 21 drew JoAnn Adams and Karen Shannon to the streets of Washington, D.C., and they returned with a vision. They began pursuing that vision on Feb. 8 when they hosted a small gathering of like-minded folks at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse in Pleasureville with the goal of fostering freedom and justice and standing up to hate and intolerance.

  • Ducking protestors

    A letter in last week’s edition of the “Henry County Local” referred to a peaceful demonstration that occurred during a recent Republican-sponsored event attended by Rep. Thomas Massie. When it ended, rather than face those who had gathered in opposition to some of his policies, he ducked out a back door and was whisked away.

  • Fundraising dinner coming up

    It’s that time of year again. The 25th annual Eminence Education Foundation Dinner and Silent Auction is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held Saturday evening March 4. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with a silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. and buffet dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a live auction.

  • Voiced concerns over policies

    Congressman Thomas Massie attended an event in Henry County on Saturday and was met by supporters and resistors alike. I took the opportunity to show my concerns over Mr. Massie’s proposed legislation in regards to our community. How fortunate we are to live in a country where we enjoy freedom of speech and the right to assemble peaceably.

  • The decency and humanity of Muslims

    It’s hard to dislike an entire group of people once you know a lot of them. When Latino farmworkers first began moving to Henry County, I was pleased to see people here making sure they were welcome. When hard-working, upstanding families are helping with your farm work and going to school with your children, you start to see them as people and not stereotypes. 

  • This is what democracy looks like

    Regardless of how you voted last November it’s impossible to deny our country is changing right before our eyes. It’s not an overstatement to say that the new administration will not only re-ignite the women’s movement, but galvanize our populous to seriously take a look at civil rights, human rights and religious tolerance.

    I’m motivated on a dozen levels after attending the Women’s March in DC.  

  • Asking for prayers and support

    At the latest quarterly dinner for the Henry County Help Center Jan. 19, Joe Durbin, founder and director of the food bank, announced that the doctors had found a mass on his lung.

    Tests are still being run, and we expect to know more soon.

    I would like to see each of you to send him a card or note to keep him positive — send it to 4844 North Main St., Eminence, Ky. 40019, but most of all, please pray for him.

  • Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    On Oct. 4, 2016, Henry County offered new a recovery program for those that are struggling with addiction called Celebrate Recovery.  Discussions of starting a Celebrate Recovery program began in April of 2016 and many of you may have heard about this new program.  As someone involved with the program, I felt led to update the residence of Henry County regarding the successes.