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Today's Opinions

  • Henry County Rotary Club
  • Devastating floods? What about earthquakes?

    In the wake of two devastating earthquakes – Japan’s in March and Haiti’s early last year – there has understandably been renewed interest in being better prepared if that type of disaster happens here.
    This coming winter will mark 200 years since a series of earthquakes along the New Madrid fault system literally shook the eastern half of the United States.  They caused the Mississippi River to run backward, and were felt as far away as New York City and Boston.

  • April is Financial Literacy Month

    April is Financial Literacy Month, and now is a great time to learn or review the basics of budgeting, saving, investing, responsibly using credit cards, managing your credit rating and protecting yourself from identity theft.

  • Correction

    The April 20 article about Daniel Shuck should have said he was indicted on two counts of 1st degree rape.

  • Spring Break Planting
  • Saying farewell to animal companions

    It’s been two months, but it’s taken me that long to get to a point where I could write about it.

    On Feb. 19, I said goodbye to my faithful feline friend of 13.5 years.
    Mickey had been sick for some time, and seriously so for three weeks.
    On Valentine’s Day, we learned the reason for his off-and-on cough — he had lung cancer, and he had it pretty bad.

  • April is child abuse prevention month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering.  In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime.  No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.

  • A turning point for fiscal responsibility

    Shortly before midnight on April 8, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama reached an agreement on a bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year that includes substantial spending cuts and averted a government shutdown.