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Today's Opinions

  • Services for veterans

    On behalf of the patients and staff of the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, I am writing to take this opportunity to introduce Richard Hayes, an approved volunteer for the medical center. Richard Hayes has accepted a position as community outreach volunteer, working closely with the Hospice and Palliative Care and our veterans served by this very important program.

  • House focuses on infrastructure, economic development

    The General Assembly debates dozens of bills each legislative session, but most fall under several broad categories: education, health and public safety, infrastructure and economic development.

    Those last two were the chief focus of the Kentucky House’s work last week, as my colleagues and I approved legislation that would make it easier for government and the private sector to work together and that would take an in-depth look at the state’s workforce development programs.

  • Movie star visits Frankfort, several bills pass Senate

    With many guests, packed committee meetings and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort. Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session.

    The national organization Save The Children, which promotes early childhood learning, had its Action Network President Mark Shriver and actress Jennifer Garner testify in Frankfort on behalf of the organization and their work throughout Kentucky. 

  • Movie star visits Frankfort, several bills pass Senate

    With many guests, packed committee meetings and energetic rallies, it was another exciting week in Frankfort. Hollywood stars, national organizations and winter weather greeted the Kentucky General Assembly during week six of the 2016 Session.

    The national organization Save The Children, which promotes early childhood learning, had its Action Network President Mark Shriver and actress Jennifer Garner testify in Frankfort on behalf of the organization and their work throughout Kentucky. 

  • Republican caucus nears

    With the Iowa Presidential Caucus completed, and the announcement last week that Sen. Rand Paul has suspended his presidential campaign, we have received calls regarding The Republican Party of Kentucky’s Presidential Caucus. 

    The Kentucky Presidential Caucus will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5. In Henry County, the Caucus will be held at the 4-H Building at the Henry County Fairgrounds. 

  • Need community input

    The Health and Wellness Coalition of Henry County invite you to our regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. to noon at the 4-H building located on the Henry County Fairgrounds, 1106 Castle Highway.  

    We have transformed from the Henry County Diabetes Coalition and hope to encourage the same type of education and resources that we have provided for diabetes, as well as prevention of chronic disease by learning about health lifestyles.  

  • Responding to Yates

    In last week’s edition, Joseph Yates penned an opinion page response to Melissa Blankenship’s column of Nov. 4, 2015 regarding gun control laws and mental health.  

  • Senate bill adds pro-life measure, Georgia Powers honored

    The fifth week of the 2016 Legislative Session in Frankfort was historic in a number of ways. Governor Matt Bevin signed his first piece of legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 4. We also said goodbye to former Ky. Senator and civil rights activist, Georgia Davis Powers.