Today's Opinions

  • Requesting your support

    The Henry County High School Class of 2016 would like to invite you to their Ford Drive 4 UR School fundraiser May 16 at the high school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

    There will be vendors of all assortments and food from the Smoke Doctors. This fundraiser is unlike any fundraiser you have probably participated in before because it requires no money and no purchasing of items you will never use.  

  • Message to thieves

    To the thieves who took the roll of wire mesh with straw, used to cover graves when grass seed has been sown, please consider this:  Although you will consider your act as not a major theft, maybe you did it on a dare, maybe you had new grass seed you needed to cover, maybe you took it for the heck of it, but it is of major importance to us the Board of Directors of the Defoe Cemetery.

  • A brighter future is just a phone call away

    Henry County Adult Education Program is helping change lives.  Do you or someone you know need a GED or want to go to college, but are not sure how to get started?  Let Henry County Adult Education help you.  There are two centers, conveniently located in Eminence (502-686-0724) and Campbellsburg (502-686-0719).  They offer flexible hours and highly trained instructors that are happy to work with you.  All of their services are free to you!

  • Turning into my mother is not a bad thing

    I find that the older I get, the more I resemble my mother – in appearance, in speech and mannerisms. That used to bum me out.

    Not any more.

    As a young woman, the last thing you want to hear is “you’re acting just like your mother.” We have friends who claim that very statement led them into one of the biggest fights of their marriage.

  • Proposed ordinance presents issues

    I’m not a resident of New Castle and thusly not a constituent of the elected officials, but I feel the need to comment on a recently proposed ordinance.  

  • Freedom of speech comes with accountability

    A recent news article that went largely unnoticed involved a young girl and her class photo.

    An Ohio eighth-grader named Sophie chose a black t-shirt with the word “FEMINIST” in white letters across the front to wear on class photo day. She had worn the shirt before, it did not break any dress code standards and no one said anything to her about it on that day.

  • Kentucky's efforts toward energy efficiency

    Even before it became a state in 1792, Kentucky’s energy potential was well-known.

    It all began in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker, one of Kentucky’s early explorers, discovered coal here, and our profile began expanding significantly 40 years later, when the first commercial coal mine opened in what is now Lee County.

  • Right to work may mean working for less

    A few counties have pinned their hopes for job growth and made a political point of passing local “right to work” laws, but the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy researchers say such laws could make the labor and wages situation worse instead of better.

    With half the states in the union having adopted these laws, any impact of new local and state governments introducing their own ordinances or statutes would be too diluted to matter, according to information from KCEP’s Anna Baumann.