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Today's Opinions

  • A quick lesson in the Ukraine situation

    By Mark Fassio

    For those of you wanting a little insight regarding the current Russian involvement in Ukraine, here’s one person’s opinion/viewpoint. I taught International Relations at West Point for three years, have a Masters in National Security Studies, and have worked with (and against) the Russians for about 20 years, to include a UN peacekeeping mission in the Georgian Republic. I am by NO means as “qualified” as the current Administration’s crack experts, but I think I know enough to get on a soapbox, so here goes.

  • Is Henry County any better off today than four years ago?

    By Jon Park

    Remember when Ronald Reagan asked the question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago” during the debate with President Jimmy Carter in 1980?

    I ask you that question, Henry County:  Are you better off than you were four years ago? What about the past eight?  Under the leadership of the Henry County Judge Executive, who has been in office for 11 years, is Henry County better off than it was in 2002?

  • Which Jesus are we following?

    Since the beginning of February, I’ve been preaching my way through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew 5-7. The sermons have caused me grief. Jesus has high expectations. The sermons have also caused some grief for my church members.

  • Ready and happy to be a part of the staff

    Moving to a new town is an odd sort of feeling. There is a bittersweet sensation of leaving the old for the new. It feels almost like a betrayal to your home, like you’re choosing the flashy new town over the old one.

  • Budget still remains legislators’ biggest task

    As we near the end of February, the General Assembly has a predictably full agenda heading into what is always its busiest month of the year.

    Enacting a budget to run state government remains our biggest task. The House’s Appropriations and Revenue Committee is right on schedule, however, with its seven budget review subcommittees close to finishing their modifications of Governor Beshear’s proposal. A vote by the full chamber will be by early March.

  • Hard decision: Being mom to momma dog

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love my dogs as if they were my children.

    Troy and I have owned dogs all our lives and have rarely been without at least one dog at home to greet us after a long day’s work. Being a pet owner is one of the joys in my life, but it can also bring heartbreak.

  • 1889: Cook gets rights to spirituous liquor

    On March 14, 1814, William Stephenson and Elias Dejarnette, his surety, posted a bond of 50 pounds in order for Stephenson and Peggy Troutman to secure a marriage license. Peggy was the daughter of Peter Troutman, who signed a parental consent form.

    The marriage was officiated on March 19, 1814, by the Rev. Alan Mcguire, Minister of the Gospel.

  • What's in a name anyway?

    By Guest Columnist Col. Mark Fassio

    Maybe it’s just me, but I have this visual of Joe Yates as the nosy old biddy next door who peeks through her window at what the neighbors are doing in their yard and mutters about what nuisances they are.

    Really, Joe: fussing over what the GOP calls its get-together? Here’s a news flash: no. one. cares. Let’s examine the rest of your previous article, shall we?