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Today's Opinions

  • You can get a lot for just 75 cents!

    Wednesday afternoons at the Local office are usually quiet; that is unless we’ve had some delivery issues.

    Occasionally, subscribers call in very frustrated and upset because they did not receive their newspaper. For many, it’s part of their routine and when the paper doesn’t reach them – either in their mailbox or at their favorite retail outlet – their routine is completely compromised.

  • Retirees need to speak up

    There has been a great deal of conversation in the press lately about public pensions — and there should be. It is a critical issue facing our commonwealth, possibly the most critical issue for at least the next decade.  The question of “How did we get here?” has shifted to the more important one of “How do we fix this?”  

  • Thanks for support

    I would like to thank everyone for their support of the Henry County Memorial Day Program. This is a very special time when we gather to honor Henry County’s fallen soldiers. Without the assistance of many this program would not be possible. 

    I would like to especially thank the “Henry County Local,” Eminence Christian Church, Prewitt’s Funeral Home and all those who participated. 

  • Who pays for conservation?

    As co-chair of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • Cup of Joe from Kentucky's former state tree?

    If the Leadership Henry County Class of 2017 is successful with its beautification planting and education project at the recreational and services park — and I have no reason to think it won’t be — one of the few plants named after Kentucky will soon grow there.

    Because of the project and because of where we are, I wanted to take a closer look at the Kentucky coffeetree species, and I discovered it’s a pretty quirky life form.

  • Leave baby deer alone

    Every year people find baby fawns in their yards, parks and cemeteries. So far this week the Oldham County Animal Shelter has received three calls about fawns being abandoned. We’re such close neighbors, I know this is a problem in Henry as well as Oldham.

  • Veterans fishing trip

    The Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville teamed up with Henry County local veteran volunteers on May 20, Armed Forces Day, to establish the first Veterans’ Fish Outing held at Lake Jericho. 

    VA Director Martin Traxler brought veterans from Louisville to participate in a fishing trip that would allow them to temporarily escape to the country for a little rest and relaxation.

  • Laws passed to honor Kentucky's veterans

    When I try to think of everything our military men and women have given us as Americans, I quickly realize the error of my ways. 

    It’s impossible to account for everything our military men and women have done for us. From those first moments in the battle for freedom on colonial soil to the deserts of the Middle East today, their amazing acts of selflessness for this nation has been constant.