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Letters

  • 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
  • Pay attention to ongoing legislative actions

    I guess the repeal and replace rant that we have had to listen to for the last seven years was just campaign talk. 

  • Letters to the Editor, March 22, 2017

    Problem with protesters then?

    It appears that Mr. Leon Leonard was disturbed by the recent protests in the county and across the country demonstrating against assorted right-wing policies and politicians. He feels that “the country has spoken with their ballots … and the liberals…can’t come to grips with it.”

  • Anger at protests

    In response to Mr. Joseph Yates’ letter published in the March 1 edition of the Local, specifically to the last paragraph, I’d like to comment.  

    Mr. Yates states that he “cannot recall any crowd coming together to demonstrate against a sitting congressman, ever.”  Well, I can’t either, but I believe I can offer some insights.  

  • About Lincoln

    After reading the letter from Joe Yates, I am reminded of that old adage: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”

    Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, would still be very proud of the present-day Republican. (And because Mr. Yates is mistaken, to clarify, the Henry County Republican Party has an annual chili dinner each February around Lincoln’s birthday, and will proudly host its annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner later this spring).

  • Crossing party lines

    On Saturday, March 4, Henry County residents showed their support of economic growth by crossing the fences of party lines and joining together for the first meeting of We The People of Henry County. 

    The goals of the organization are to bring the community together to be involved in local issues, to build interest in expanding the I-71 corridor, encourage pro-growth which includes growing a budget and rainy day fund, and networking with organizations to help grow our community.