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Letters

  • Veterans fishing trip

    The Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville teamed up with Henry County local veteran volunteers on May 20, Armed Forces Day, to establish the first Veterans’ Fish Outing held at Lake Jericho. 

    VA Director Martin Traxler brought veterans from Louisville to participate in a fishing trip that would allow them to temporarily escape to the country for a little rest and relaxation.

  • Help prevent dog bites for postal carriers

    In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.”

  • Workers' rights still need protection

    This Mother’s Day is a reminder that our Commonwealth needs strong measures to support pregnant workers.

    All too often, pregnant workers are pushed out of their jobs because our current laws don’t explicitly guarantee reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and childbirth. The Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Act would enshrine important protections into our law.

  • Join efforts to honor Henry County's fallen soldiers

    A countywide Memorial Day Service will be held at the Eminence Christian Church on Monday, May 29, beginning at 11 a.m. 

    The Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is presenting this program in remembrance of Henry County’s fallen soldiers. We hope you will join us in honoring our neighbors who gave all in the service of our country. 

  • Lipstick on a pig
  • Changing healthcare for the better

    Leaders on Capitol Hill are, once again, poised to turn their attention to health care reform. While headlines about repeal and replace have garnered the most attention, this discussion goes beyond the fate of the Affordable Care Act.  We have a wonderful opportunity ahead of us to strengthen health care for the future and create a more effective and efficient system for all Americans. 

  • Concerned about effects of education legislation

    This week I received a three-page form letter from Senator Paul Hornback touting what he described as the achievements of the “most productive and historic session in history.” 

    While I suppose that his description is technically accurate in that an enormous amount of legislation was produced, the connotation of the phrase belies the true nature of the legislative session. 

  • Protect the earth from legislators

    A few years ago, Wendell Berry proclaimed, “I stand for what I stand on.”  These are words that we should all aim to live by. 

  • Be a CASA volunteer

    Each year over 28,000 children experience abuse and neglect in Kentucky. To paint a picture of the need, the average Kentucky elementary school has 500 students. 

    The 28,000 abused and neglected children could fill 56 elementary schools. This number includes 132 children in Henry County. 

  • County needs a ‘stop and stay’ business