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Today's Opinions

  • Fighting libraries is counterintuitive

    If I were to take a poll of all of Kentucky, I wonder how many people would tell me that they had never used a library for anything. My guess is very few. Libraries are the sort of institutions that you use without ever realizing how important they are, and how strange life would be if they weren’t there.

  • Social Security isn’t revenue

    Thomas Massie

    U.S. Congressman

  • Vote for what you believe so we know where you stand

    Jon Park

    Henry County GOP Chairman

    James 5:12 says “let your yes be yes and your no be no.  Stand up for what you believe. 

  • Letters to the editor

    The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman, the Snowman, the Zerotemp man cometh to Henry County over and over again during the last few months. Incredibly beautiful pictures of the stark white landscape only served to bring complaints of power outages, frozen water pipes, missed school days. The list goes on and on. Since we choose to live in a rural area, with all the advantages it has to offer, sometimes the disadvantages get the better of us.

  • Child’s insight not far from teaching

    Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    Like Donna and I have done, Gerry and Julie Claybrook have spent their adult lives in ministry. Julie saw one of my recent Facebook posts and easily discerned that I would be using the Lord’s Prayer as the central part of an upcoming sermon. She promptly sent me the following message:

  • Goodbyes are tough, but not all bad

    I can’t believe I have written here for two years. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and other days, especially when my colleague Sports Editor Greg Woods is around, it seems longer.

    I have always strived to be a better writer, a better journalist. Coming to the Henry County Local has helped me grow.

    Circumstances out of my control like deadlines, staffing issues, and sometimes fully through my own faults, have caused me to not always put out my best writing. Sometimes my appetite for a good story outweighed what was realistically on my plate.

  • Spreading a bit of sunshine

    John Logan Brent

    County Judge Executive

    If you are like me, you are ready for some sunshine. Every time I read Jon Park’s articles in this paper I see the need for a whole lot of sunshine.

    In last week’s article he likened the “would be” economic impact for New Castle of the proposed 37,000 square foot, 20 something bathroom, $12 million plus bonded justice center to what is happening in Eminence due to CVS. The projects are apples to oranges.

  • Take me out to the ball game

    Joseph Yates

    Average Joe

    Do not tell me it’s just a game, where grown men try to hit a ball by swinging at it with a rounded stick. Baseball has been part of my life as far back as I can remember. It is my sport and I will defend it.