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Today's Opinions

  • April is child abuse prevention month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering.  In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime.  No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • A turning point for fiscal responsibility

    Shortly before midnight on April 8, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama reached an agreement on a bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that includes substantial spending cuts and averted a government shutdown. 

  • Alcohol awareness month: YoCo takes a stand

    The Henry County CARE Team’s Youth Coalition, better known as YoCo, would like to announce that April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
    This week we are hosting a Spirit Week at both Eminence and Henry County Middle and High Schools. Our goals for the week are to raise awareness of teen alcohol consumption, get students actively involved in making good decisions, and, of course, have a little fun.

  • Kentucky State Police-Post 5, Campbellsburg celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 10-16

    National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was established by the United States Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.  Kentucky State Police is joining the efforts to celebrate the more than 200,000 telecommunicators throughout the United States.

  • Lifting each other up, despite the fall

    There’s no denying it, I’m a Butler fan. I couldn’t hide it if I tried.
    Most times, especially during the NCAA tournament, I root for the underdog. I like to see the folks who don’t ‘win all the time’ make a run at the big prize.

    It makes me especially happy to watch a mid-mid-major school like VCU stump its opponents and silence its critics. But if they had to lose to anybody, I’m glad it was Butler.

  • Guest Column: Rick Rand

    While the just-completed legislative sessions will likely be remembered for two things – averting a crisis within Medicaid and enacting a far-reaching reform of our penal code – that should not overshadow the fact that quite a few other prominent bills are also now law.

    Since this was not a budget year, and we’re still recovering economically, most of the changes made by the General Assembly during the last few months do not involve much, if any, money.  Still, these laws will positively affect the public in ways large and small in the years ahead.

  • Good job Jimmy!


    Jimmy Simpson’s explanation in last week’s Local about saving money on the Henry County Water project was refreshing to read, especially in these times when no one seems to care how much money they spend, or whose money it is they are spending. Good job Jimmy! Now if I could just convince you to become a Wildcat fan!

    Beverly Malin
    Campbellsburg

  • YoCo: Thanks to school districts