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Today's Opinions

  • Proud to call Henry County home

    Soon after our marriage in 1987, Lyndon mentioned that “Some day I would like to move back home to Henry County.” Being a Lexington girl, reared in the suburbs, I thought to myself “Over my dead body we’ll move ‘back home to Henry County!’ ”

    But, as fate would have it, in 1998 we came to Henry County. I immediately felt the loving welcome showered on me by all. I was comfortable from the beginning. Henry County felt like a warm and caring community in which to raise a family.

  • Proud to call Henry County home

    Soon after our marriage in 1987, Lyndon mentioned that “Some day I would like to move back home to Henry County.” Being a Lexington girl, reared in the suburbs, I thought to myself “Over my dead body we’ll move ‘back home to Henry County!’ ”

    But, as fate would have it, in 1998 we came to Henry County. I immediately felt the loving welcome showered on me by all. I was comfortable from the beginning. Henry County felt like a warm and caring community in which to raise a family.

  • To Coupon or not to Coupon? Duh!

    Are you like most of us, feeling the pain in your budget whenever you check out at the grocery? Well, friend, you’re not alone … According to the USDA, as of June, 2011, a family of four living in the U.S. will spend, on average, per year, the following:

    On a Thrifty Plan — $7,340.40.

    On a Low Cost Plan —$9,553.20.

    On a Moderate Cost Plan — $11,944.80.

    On a Liberal Plan — $14,497.20.

  • Reach Out & Read: A different kind of prescription

    You may have seen a recent special report on the NBC Nightly News highlighting efforts to provide military children with books through the Reach Out and Read Program.  

    Reach Out and Read is a national program in the doctor’s office that begins at the 6-month check up and continues through age 5 and provides a new book at each wellness visit.  

  • Get your body ready for winter

    As the weather turns cooler and the leaves turn colorful, thoughts turn toward winterizing your home and car. But did you ever think about winterizing your body? Not buying a new coat, hat or gloves, or adding an extra layer of fat for insulation… but did you think about minimizing your risk of falling?

  • It’s Holiday Bazaar time

    It is still a few weeks away but the Henry County Homemaker Organization would like to invite you to attend the 19th annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Henry County 4-H/Fairgrounds Building. We will have about 30 booths that will be just chock full of arts, crafts, goodies, and gifts for those holiday shopping lists. The senior citizens from Tri-County Community Action will be serving lunch throughout the day.

  • Chamber membership has many benefits

    One of the many benefits of belonging to the Henry County Chamber of Commerce is having an outlet to let people know what your business does or if a new product or skill has been added.

    Mike Paris of M&K Construction now is available to fix those cracks that seem to come in your basement walls.  Instead of expensive companies who advertise fixing these, you can call Mike at 269-0013 for an estimate to cure your problem.

  • Create jobs by selling American

    Kentucky families continue to work hard to make ends meet in an uncertain economy while unemployment remains unacceptably high. That is why one of my top priorities is advancing positive, commonsense economic policies that will help the private sector grow and hire.  Congress made progress last week by passing trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea with broad bipartisan support.