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Today's Opinions

  • Understanding 'Couponese' – the language of couponing

    If you’ve ever overheard couponers conversing about their deals, it’s likely to have gone something like this:
    “So, I went to WM, Pm’d BL’s ad on the games, used two IP’s on them, used two IP’s on the razors which was a MM, used an IP on the wipes and the butter, used Cats from Wags and Kroger on the tweezers and floss, more MM’s and got it all for $2.85.”

  • Hats off to local school board members

    The five board members of the Eminence Independent and the five board members of the Henry County Board of Education oversee large budgets and make decisions on the upkeep, renovation and additions of school district building projects.

    But they also make certain the individual child in the Henry County or Eminence Independent district gets what he or she needs to successfully learn in school and beyond. All that is done in the face of shrinking state and federal dollars for education, and tough economic times locally.

  • Gunnell’s Letter to the editor also misleading

    “The news articles in the Dec. 21, 2011, Henry County Local concerning the need for a new Henry County Library was totally misleading” (Wayne Gunnell, Jan. 4 issue).

    The article was not completely misleading, it was written from the point of view of a person who was not there. Should there have been a HC Local representative in attendance? Yes. But they were not, and that is not something that can be changed now.

  • Do we really need a new library?

    I was so glad to read Wayne Gunnell’s letter in the Local last week. I agree with everything he said. I wish I had attended the Library meeting on Nov. 3, 2011, but as usual I thought my opinion won’t matter and didn’t go.

    But I just keep thinking with the bad economy we don’t need a new library or to build anything right now.

    The Library Board said they need more space, more parking spaces, more computers, more, more, more.

  • Beginning Farmer Academy gets under way Jan. 20

    The Beginning Farmer Class will get under way Jan. 20, with plans for weekly sessions each Friday through February and into March, with further sessions later in the year. Most sessions will be 9 a.m. through lunch, rotating between Henry, Shelby and Oldham County Extension Offices.  The first two sessions will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Sewing teaches practical skills

    Sewing is a skill that complements the total development of the individual. It teaches concrete, measurable skills and provides an incremental learning curve, in which each success allows for the next project to be attempted. The new sewing project year will begin meeting two days a week. 

    The first year participants will meet on Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Henry County Extension office on Jan. 23. Those that have sewn in the past will begin on Thursdays starting Jan. 19.

  • Preventing teen suicide

    According to a report released by the Surgeon General two years ago a young person commits suicide every two hours in our country.  In fact suicide now claims the lives of more adolescents than any disease or natural cause.

    It should also be noted that adolescents commit suicide at a higher rate than that of any other age group.  What is even more alarming is there are even more suicidal attempts and gestures than there are actual completed suicides.

  • General Assembly has a lot to consider

    Early this week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to begin another legislative session, which in even-numbered years lasts for 60 days and runs through mid-April.  

    Gov. Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal. Redistricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.