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Today's Opinions

  • GA has oversight responsibility

    The first priorities of the General Assembly may be to write the law and the budget that guides state government, but it also has an oversight responsibility as well.

    Over the years that has led to the creation of eight committees that monitor a variety of programs, ranging from Medicaid to the way we spend our portion of the multi-billion dollar settlement the states reached with the major tobacco companies in the late 1990s.

  • Make sure you get the whole story

    I know many of you in Henry and surrounding counties have seen or signed a petition to remove Greg Derossett from his current position, or any other position that he may hold in this county. I am concerned that many of you do not know the whole story as to why this petition is being passed around by Mr. Bob Cook who resides on Scobie Lane in New Castle.

  • We should have a right to live on our property

    Having a few problems here in Henry County. You might remember us if you read the article about the windmills and solar in the Henry County Local. I don’t know how many of you have run across this but here goes. My wife and I are both disabled, we had to put up the wind and solar, and then started building our home. Because of a horse back riding accident with my wife, it was delayed in starting.

  • Tort reform critical to health care reform

    For months, members of Congress and the American public have hotly debated the right way to reform our health care system.  We all agree that there are steps that can be taken to improve health care to make it more affordable and accessible, but the devil is in the details.  It is critical that we find the right prescription for reform without adding to our climbing debt and deficit. One of the essential elements to successful reform that will reduce cost within our current health care system is comprehensive medical liability reform “tort reform.”

  • Kentucky ASAP has mini-grant funding

    The Henry County KY-ASAP local board is a group of community leaders dedicated to developing policies that reduce substance use in Henry County. In keeping with that mission, we would like to introduce our new mini-grant funding opportunity. Our goal is simple: to support activities, programs, events or even budding ideas that encourage successful future generations in Henry County.

  • You’re invited to Halloween Festival

    I would like to invite and encourage everyone to attend the third annual Eminence Halloween Festival. This year it will be taking place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Highland Renaissance Park. The admission is free but I encourage everyone to bring one canned good to be donated to the local food pantry.

  • Passing along mom’s folksy wisdom

    Nearly everybody seems to have some set of personal values they follow to guide their actions, whether consciously or unconsciously. Those values surely vary some from individual to individual, but I am pretty sure that almost all of us value such traits as honesty, faithfulness and fairness in our dealings with others. Maybe there are sociopaths that don’t have much of a conscience, but I wouldn’t know about that. 

  • “Read the Bill” legislation is common sense government reform

    Americans are counting on Congress to craft legislation that will effectively and responsibly address critical issues.  Unfortunately, on the most important matters of the day, like the economy, energy and health care, Democrat majority leaders have been consistently unwilling to allow an open process that results in the practical and effective solutions that the people want from their representatives.