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Today's Opinions

  • Have you thanked a farmer for their hard work?

    Did you know that, on average, each American earns enough income to pay for their annual food supply in just 37 days? That’s just over 10 percent of our income. America’s farmers are unmatched in their ability to consistently produce an abundance of affordable food. And they continue to do this despite significant challenges and uncertainty on a daily basis, including inclement weather, damaging insects and other challenges.

  • Thanks to law enforcement officers for taking part in Youth Coalition training

    Please allow me to take this opportunity to publicly thank Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy and Henry County School Resource Officer Mike Lucas and Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Webb. Both men recently spoke at a Youth Coalition training session, sharing information with the members about current alcohol and drug abuse in the community, as well as other high-risk activities and even crimes in which young people in our community are engaged.

  • Thanks to the folks who cleared the way

    Last week, as snow continued to fall, covering not just the landscape but the roads, I was one of those lunatics in the car and on the road — I had to work.

    I fell madly in love with our car last week, as its four-wheel drive held true, and there was nowhere I couldn’t go.

    But still, it was the hard, long, and undoubtedly cold work of a select group of folks that really helped make it possible.

    They had a job that, at times, had to be incredibly frustrating, as snow fell faster than it could be plowed, and then drifted back in tidal waves.

  • Economy and public education are focus of last week’s G.A. session

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time focusing on three areas: education, the economy and public protection.

    It was the latter two that generated the most discussion in the state House last week.

  • Donations needed for Humane Society

    My name is Sean Hoagland and I am an eighth grader at Eminence Middle School. I would like to get information on asking for community help with the Humane Society.  I am doing a community project for school and chose the Humane Society because of my love of animals.  Since volunteering at the Shelby Co. Humane Society (Henry Co. directed me there since their volunteer coordinator had a family illness), I have found out there is a huge need for donations.  The society runs on donations which are down due to our hard economy.

  • Mr. Aikley, hired man, and Chubby

    When I was a young girl growing up on a farm in upstate New York, my folks had a hired man named Shel Aikley. Given the custom in those days and the fact that he was probably 40 years older than I was, I always politely addressed him as “Mr. Aikley.” He gave me the feeling that he was fond of me, and, sure enough, years later at my wedding, he wept openly, as if he’d been my uncle.

  • SB105 affects livestock producers

    Livestock producers, listen up! There is currently a bill being considered by our legislators that would seriously and negatively affect our ability to farm.

  • The candidate we want you to know about

    I was enjoying a nice ho-hum drive to work Feb. 3,when the rear end of an SUV caught my eye, and I had to turn around to get another look.

    Parked at the intersection of  Main and Cross Main in New Castle, the SUV had a campaign sticker for Bob Cook for Judge-Executive on the back window.

    The top of the sticker, of which I caught just a couple of words at first, was the part that made me turn my car around to take a second look.

    “The candidate the newspaper doesn’t want you to know about. Shhh!”