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Today's Opinions

  • I'll leave the grilling to somebody else

    I have a confession to make. I cannot master the grill.

    But I have to start out by saying that, as many people know, I’m a fiercely independent person. I like to learn how to do things, and out of necessity have learned to fix toilets, do minor electrical work, change my own oil and so on.

    But this weekend, I learned one thing that truly stumps me. It must be that I’m just not built to do it.

    Grilling.

  • Kudos to Brownings for honoring veterans

    As we approach Memorial Day, National Military Appreciation Month is coming to a close. We shouldn’t need reminders to thank those who have given of themselves by joining the armed forces.

    And yet, it seems that year after year, we do need some sort of reminder.

    Kudos to Marlyn Browning and his employees. Last year, they started an event to thank veterans throughout the region for their service. The event started humbly with a parade, but continued to include food, music, a few speeches, and of course — honoring of the veterans who were there.

  • Welcome a new face to Henry County

    Driving down winding Kentucky backroads with the windows down while listening to music, laughing, the new $5 footlong deal at Subway restaurants, the smell of fresh cut grass, anxiously awaiting new episodes of Lost and Desperate Housewives, Espaol, meeting new people, writing...and these, Henry County, are just a few of my favorite things.

  • Relay for Life event is set for June 27-28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • Carrollton Bus Crash commentary

    It’s hard for a reporter when a source doesn’t want to talk.

    Attempts to reach Larry Mahoney in recent weeks for an interview failed, which means the stories we have about the impact of the May 14, 1988, bus crash will be published with no quotes or information from the one man most people probably want to hear from.

  • Thanks for Derby Eve Breakfast help

    The Henry County Seniors would like to thank each and every person that donated items or came to our 8th annual Derby Eve Breakfast. We truly appreciate this community so very much. For those who came and we had run out of food, we apologize. That makes us strive to be bigger and better next year. These last four years this county has come together to make the Senior Center and other project realities. We are truly blessed with good leadership and good people.

    Thank you.

    Henry County Seniors

  • 20 years later

    Tragedies often occur without warning.

    A poor decision, a quirk of timing, a crash, flames, smoke, death: Suddenly, a tiring but exciting Saturday of amusement park fun endedon a dark,lonely stretch of interstate miles from home.

    For 27 people — 24 children — the moment of horror was brief.Survivors of that fateful collision that’s come to be known as the Carrollton bus crash still live with a mix of frightening memories and scars of mind and body.

  • Anniversary of tragedy is solemn

    In this week’s paper, you’ll find several stories focusing on the 20th anniversary of the Carrollton bus crash.

    The stories in this week’s paper represent just a fraction of those that were written for the event’s 20th anniversary, and we will make the rest available on our Web site, www.hclocal.com.

    Several papers took part in this effort, including the Carrollton and Elizabethtown papers who serve the communities most deeply affected by the accident.