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Today's Opinions

  • Fourth quarter surge, still waiting for budget

    Not only did Friday mark the end to another busy week in the Kentucky Senate, it also was day 46 of our 60-day legislative session. We are now in the proverbial “fourth quarter” when the House and the Senate must come together to get a victory for the state of Kentucky by passing a responsible budget. After 10 weeks we are still awaiting a key “assist” from our colleagues in the House in the form of a budget bill that has yet to pass the lower chamber.

  • Don't put off screening for another day

    A predicted 2,200 Kentuckians will find out they have colon cancer this year and more than 800 will die from the disease. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to practice recognition and ask ourselves, “What can we do to save lives?”

  • Criminals get out!

    That is it! I have read enough in the public records section to make me sick.

    All you dummies who want to partake in drugs, steal from us Henry Countians and abuse your family members are cordially invited to move out of Henry County and forever leave us alone. Get out!

  • Providing protections for vulnerable Kentucians

    By Paul Hornback, Ky. Senate

    The passage of bills that would help children with disabilities, preserve rights of victims in criminal cases, and fight for the rights of the unborn highlighted another busy week in the Senate. As Thursday marked day 40 of our 60-day legislative session in Frankfort, we are still anxiously awaiting a budget bill from our colleagues in the House.

  • Sharing the art and science of Henry County photography

    Here’s a professional confession — the bright red bird presented on the front page of the Feb. 17 edition of the newspaper wasn’t actually a Kentucky cardinal.

    In truth, that colorful example of the species perched on the edge of a feeder in Virginia. The file photo remained buried deep in my collected archive of 44,000 images.

  • Lessons learned from Grandpa Knapp

    My Grandpa (Gaylon O. Knapp) was a farmer. 

    Some of my happiest memories from childhood include times spent with him in his fields. Long before I was old enough to be of real help, Grandpa found things for me to do. 

  • Important to vote

    The League of Women Voters works to engage citizens in the democratic process and wants to alert Kentucky Republicans about the Saturday, March 5, Republican Presidential Caucus. 

    The caucus is a new and unfamiliar process for Kentucky and we want to be sure citizens understand this will be the only opportunity for Republicans to cast their ballot for Republican presidential candidates. 

  • Need more coverage

    I am just curious why the Henry County Local didn’t finish the month of February with anything about Black History Month. 

    I thought part of a newspaper’s job is to inform and educate the public. Families should also do this. 

    As I go through life with my young son, I try to educate him about going through life as a biracial person. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white or whatever, you need to know about your history.