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Today's Opinions

  • Emergency Management Office Assistance

    In regard to the recent death due to hypothermia, the Henry County Emergency Services would like to offer assistance. We started this service after the Feb. 2009 ice storm to disabled and medically disadvantaged residents in Henry County. If you have a friend, relative or neighbor that needs to be checked on during extreme weather conditions, please call 845-4916 or 845-5707 for a form so that we know who to contact if the person does not respond to a phone call!

  • Something old is something new

    As you flip through the pages of your Local today, you might notice a few things that are, well, different.

    The first is immediately opposite of this page — Local Buzz.

    The Local staff decided a few months ago that our community calender, or bulletin board, could use a change.

    We wanted to add a few things and remove a couple things, and present them in a more eye catching way.

    Cindy DiFazio and Tawnja Morris came up with the name —Local Buzz, and the rest is history.

  • Eminence resident thankful for holiday help

    My name is Jimmy Goodloe and at the start of November, I became sick at home and had to be admitted to the hospital for almost a week. I ended up having to take two months off of work as I was too sick to go back to work.

    If not for family and friends, myself, my wife and my son would not have had a Thanksgiving dinner and I want to say from me and my family, thanks for everything they did for us.

  • What does the President’s “budget freeze” really mean?

    During his annual State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a five-year freeze on discretionary spending.  I appreciate the President’s recognition that limits must be placed on federal spending. 

  • Local staff recognized by KPA

    Every year, come the third weekend in January, journalists across the state converge upon Louisville or Lexington for the annual Kentucky Press Association convention.

    The convention holds a variety of seminars, each introducing new ideas, but the highlight of the convention comes on Friday night — the awards banquet.

    It’s there that the hard work we do throughout the year is formally recognized.

    And this year, I’m pleased to tell you that your home-town paper earned second place general excellence in the mid-sized weekly division.

  • Thanks for support over the years

    After 25 years Mary and I have decided to close the retail operation of Barnett Lumber Company the end of the month. Along with Craig we will continue to operate the construction side of Barnett Lumber. We will continue to build new homes, churches, etc., including selling and installing kitchen cabinets.  I plan on slowing down and will be “Craig’s helper” with him taking the lead.

  • Promoting pride and progress in HC

    In 2010, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, for the first time, issued awards to a variety of individuals and businesses in Henry County. The awards recognized those folks for their unique contributions to the county.

    Those awards return again in 2011.

    Outstanding Emergency Services Personnel —All emergency personnel, paid and volunteer, are eligible for this award, which recognizes the winner’s role in the county’s emergency services.

  • Stigmatizing the mentally ill creates barriers to treatment

    Like many others, I heard the initial news reports of the shooting in Tucson with a sense of profound sadness and déjà vu. I recalled a number of similar tragedies including the one not long ago at Virginia Tech.