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Today's Opinions

  • The task of improving America’s infrastructure

    Last week, President Obama visited the greater Northern Kentucky area to rally support for his bill, the American Jobs Act.  The President claims his bill will get Americans back to work in part by funding critical infrastructure needs.

  • Obama’s jobs plan: More of the same

    While traveling the Fourth Congressional District during August, it was clear to me that the top priorities of Kentuckians are jobs and economic growth.  The need for these issues to be our top priority is reinforced by the latest jobs report that zero net jobs were created in America last month, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at more than 9 percent.

    As lawmakers returned to Washington last week, President Obama addressed a special joint session of Congress to outline his plan to get the economy moving again and create jobs.

  • Farmers Market members thank supporters

    The members of the Henry County Farmers Market would like to thank all those involved in the success of our recent Customer Appreciation Day. Big thanks to: Smokin’ Aces BBQ (visit them on Saturdays in front of the former laundromat in New Castle) for grilling and serving up some fantastic hot dogs; Sarah Sutherland for providing our karaoke entertainment; and James Sanders, balloon artist extraordinaire, for delighting the children with wonderful balloon creations.

  • State investment in land has been worth it

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Obama’s jobs plan: More of the same

    While traveling the Fourth Congressional District during August, it was clear to me that the top priorities of Kentuckians are jobs and economic growth.  The need for these issues to be our top priority is reinforced by the latest jobs report that zero net jobs were created in America last month, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at more than 9 percent.

    As lawmakers returned to Washington last week, President Obama addressed a special joint session of Congress to outline his plan to get the economy moving again and create jobs.

  • State investment in land has been worth it

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Farmers Market members thank supporters

    The members of the Henry County Farmers Market would like to thank all those involved in the success of our recent Customer Appreciation Day. Big thanks to: Smokin’ Aces BBQ (visit them on Saturdays in front of the former laundromat in New Castle) for grilling and serving up some fantastic hot dogs; Sarah Sutherland for providing our karaoke entertainment; and James Sanders, balloon artist extraordinaire, for delighting the children with wonderful balloon creations.

  • 9/11/01 will forever be remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which a whole country collectively remembers what it was doing.  Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.  And some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.