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Letters

  • 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. 

  • 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.”