Today's Opinions

  • Gubernatorial transition mired in tradition and law

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • Letting leaves lie where they may leads to lush lawns

    Here’s a riddle: What kind of culture throws yard waste in the trash while at the same time scattering many roadside spaces with so much garbage?

    Answer: One that doesn’t have many of its priorities straight.

  • Unhappy with water

    After going almost two months with low water pressure and dirty water, which the city clerk told me the water was safe to drink, how could the water have been safe to drink when the bottom of my dog’s water bowl and my tub was covered with brown stuff?

    Instead of getting a break on the water portion of our bill, our water bill has doubled. We are still using less water, but pay twice as much. I would like an explanation from the city about the increase and why this is happening.

  • 'Flying jewels of the natural world'

    I appreciated a recent Henry County Local editorial that addressed the plight of monarch butterflies and their survival as a species.

    Over the last few decades their numbers declined considerably, due mainly to their host plant, milkweed, disappearing from the landscape. Without these plants, monarchs have no place to lay their eggs. The larvae must have milkweed to survive because they can eat nothing else. 

  • More gun control not answer to school shootings

    I caught myself using the phrase, “back in my day,” more than once this past week.

    During a conversation with a 20-something, she mentioned she actually had nightmares and was terrified of the idea of a school shooting when she was in high school.

  • Supporting Edelen

    ould reelect Adam Edelen to State Auditor because he has vigorously defended the public’s trust and exposed government corruption.

    Auditor Edelen has an impressive record of standing up for all Kentuckians by shedding light on the dark places of our politics.  He has protected our students through investigations into abuse like my home public school district in Shelby County where his office uncovered details of nearly $600,000 stolen through the former payroll manager.

  • Get out the vote

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. November 3 is general election day when Kentuckians will be selecting candidates for governor, commissioner of agriculture and other constitutional officers. Members of Henry County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • Consider voting Republican

    It was announced last week, that the 4th Congressional District, of which Henry County is a part, has become the first congressional district with a Republican majority.  People are frustrated with the state of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.