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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for support

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to those who helped make our Aug. 15 parade a success; for those who loaned us their cars, their time and those who rode in the parade. 

    We also are thankful to those who took time just to stand on the street and wave. 

  • Recognizing history-making women in Kentucky

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in Aug. 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Smoothing over the rough patches

    Unusual as it might be, I believe one item from a honey-do list may have cemented itself as my new favorite hobby. It can cover up many of the pockmarks and blemishes in life.

    My wife Beth pushed the agenda, setting in proverbial stone what she wanted me to tackle next, by bringing home a bucket of cement patching compound and a trowel.  

  • Snakes serve purpose

    Thank you for Chris Brooke’s informative editorial on snakes. 

    Snakes are very beneficial in that they eat agricultural pests like mice, rats, chipmunks, grasshoppers, etc. 

    They do frighten people, but snakes generally will not bite unless attacked first. Even poisonous snakes, which are rare, want to get away from a threat rather than attack it. 

  • Wishing Hawkins well

    The Henry County Republican Party would like to wish New Castle Magistrate, Nick Hawkins (District 4) well in his move, and truly thanks him for his tenure on the Fiscal Court and for his years of public service.  

  • Taking care of veterans should be a priority

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • I'm going to need a giant can of hairspray

    Donald Trump and I have something in common, and it’s not the size of our bank accounts.

    Much like Trump, I, too, will report for jury duty this week. However, I won’t arrive in a limo, I won’t be allowed to park in a no parking zone and there won’t be any paparazzi there to capture my entry into the courtroom. 

  • Christians have rights, too