Today's Opinions

  • Broadband becoming a common utility

    For a growing number of Kentuckians, broadband internet is given no more thought than any other utility. Like television and electricity, it’s just expected to be there.

    In fact, it can now be found in about 40 percent of the state’s homes. While that is positive, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to see that number grow. According to a Federal Communications Commission report, most states have moved ahead of us when it comes to providing access to this fast-speed connection.

  • Guest Column

    As Congress and the President continue to negotiate terms on the debt ceiling before the August deadline, some may ask: what exactly is the debt ceiling?

  • Another Great Youth Soccer Season

    Our kids just finished another great season in the Henry County Youth Soccer League.  I wanted to take just a minute to thank all of the coaches and volunteers that gave of their time and talents this year.   Between sign-ups, scheduling games and practices, prepping the fields, scheduling refs, and dealing with all of the other little things there is a tremendous amount of work that went into making the soccer season the success that it was.  Your efforts are appreciated!  We look forward to another great season this fall.

  • Thanks for help with Senior Citizens event

    The Henry County Senior Citizens would like to thank the following for coming and setting up or giving us prizes to give away at the Henry County Senior Citizen’s Spring Fling held on Friday, June 17: Prewitt’s Funeral Home, Campbellsburg Chiropractic, Henry County Ky. Farm Bureau, Caretenders, New Castle Fire Department, Black Diamond Band, Brenda’s Beauty Shop, Hometown Pizza, Cook’s Pharmacy, Eminence Dairy Queen, Browning’s Chevrolet, Jamison’s, Pearce Homestead Crafts & Gifts, Rosemary Lloyd, and the Flower Box.

  • Courthouse decision won’t be easy

    $12.5 million. 37,500 square feet.

    That’s a lot of money, and that’s a lot of space for a new justice center.

    And in less than a week, the Fiscal Court will have to decide whether or not it will happen.

    It won’t be an easy decision, I’m sure. Supporters and opponents of the proposal by the Administrative Office of the Courts make valid points.

    When the current Henry County Courthouse was built in 1876, it must have been quite a sight; it still is.

  • New justice center: Is it a priority?

    by John Logan Brent

  • Just because we can

    Courthouses throughout Kentucky are not plush.  Nor do they need to be.  Some are very lacking in spaciousness.  Traveling to many different ones all over the state during my tenure with Abandoned Mine Lands and Department of Transportation, I had no problem doing my job.

  • HCYS is a positive experience