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Today's Opinions

  • Fall challenge will focus on health

    The last year has been anything but easy for Kentucky, with every season leaving a major crisis in its wake.

    First, there were last fall’s high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.  The winter, of course, will long be remembered for a devastating storm that turned out to be the most expensive in Kentucky’s history.  During the spring and summer, torrential rains led to flash floods, first in Eastern Kentucky and then in Louisville.

    This fall, it appears the major challenge for the state will focus more on health rather than weather.

  • Beautiful day marred by tragedy

    It was a beautiful day to ride.

    Clear blue sky, moderate temperatures, low humidity and a slight hint of fall crisp in the air.

    But Tuesday, Sept. 1, would be the last day Eminence resident Bobby Nolan would throw his leg over the seat of his 1982 Honda motorcycle.

    I didn’t know Bobby, at least not personally. But I knew of the older gentleman who rode an old white Honda motorcycle around. I saw that bike, and its rider, many times at Dairy Queen.

  • New legislation to help Kentucky’s hungry families

    As the economic recession persists and unemployment rates continue to rise, families in the Commonwealth and across America are facing serious hardships stemming from loss of income, foreclosure and unmanageable debt.  As a result, many have been forced to turn to food banks, pantries, and other charitable organizations for assistance.  

  • Help needed for Veterans Day assembly

    I hate asking anyone for anything — especially donations. But we have an idea for this year’s Veterans Day Assembly at the high school, and Junior ROTC can’t go it alone — we just don’t have the money.  Please read this letter and let us know if you can help make a veteran’s experience even more rewarding this year.

  • A life recalled through a garage sale

    Yesterday was gorgeous — sunny and pleasantly cool — the kind of day that evokes a good mood. As I headed toward Louisville to do some errands, I saw a sign for a garage sale next to a driveway beside a lawn overflowing with boxes and tables strewn with books, pots, pans, dishes — all manner of household items and personal belongings. I will admit it. I love garage sales, although I don’t seek them out. I prefer simply to stop when I happen upon one during my various trips.

  • Reader agrees with Norm

    I agree with Norm’s ad in the Henry County Local. Shame on you. Do you know Bill Covington? Have you ever interviewed him? How much research did you do on that abysmal article? I’ve been around here since 1962, so I knew and did business with Bill Covington at Farmer’s Deposit Bank from the time Chuck Keiser retired. I could tell you stories of good deeds that Bill did for people in Henry County through the bank. And he’ll be an asset to the school system.

  • Put me in coach ... I’m ready to play!

    Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden once said “I could never consider a day perfect, unless I could do something for someone knowing that they could never repay me”.

  • Soaring unemployment rates mark six month anniversary of the stimulus

    Back in February, President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that by passing their economic stimulus package, we could provide a “jolt” to our economy and create jobs “immediately.” 

    In a report on the stimulus’ first one hundred days, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the stimulus had already “saved or created” 150,000 jobs and that “an additional 600,000 jobs” were expected to be created in the next 100 days.