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Today's Opinions

  • Pleasureville needs a new fire truck

    In the past the City of Pleasureville has had no luck in retaining a police officer. They complain there is not enough “action” in Pleasureville. Since the city cannot afford to pay overtime, an officer would only be allowed to work 40 hours.  That leaves 128-hours per week the town is not covered.  We have more protection day and night when we don’t have an officer; through the Kentucky State Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.  There are only three women at our Commission meetings that complain of not having an officer.

  • Offer a little respect to cemetery worker

    Memorial Day is a day set aside for us as Americans to remember those who have fought and died for our country and I would like to thank all the men and women who have fought and died for our country, and I would like to thank all the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country over the years.

  • Enough with all the rules and regs

    People the world over are governed by rules and regulations – far too many in my humble opinion. The ones that irk me the most are those aimed at protecting us from our own actions – like the mandatory seatbelt law, or, in many states, the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists. I know, I know – many of these laws save lives. But I believe folks ought to have the right to act unwisely in matters affecting only themselves. The Bill of Rights should have had a clause to the affect that people have the right to be dumb about their own welfare if they choose.

  • Proms should be held at the schools

    I recently saw where the HCHS senior prom and the EHS prom were held in Louisville. My question is why couldn’t the proms be held at their respective high school gyms?

    When I went to school, the high school gym was a suitable place for the senior prom, but it seems the grown ups are sending the seniors the wrong message by saying that the seniors are better than the seniors who came before them like myself.

    I hope everyone will come to their senses and start holding the senior proms at the high school gyms again.

  • Kentucky well prepared for large scale outbreaks

    While there are still a few reports of the H1N1 (or swine) flu being diagnosed across the state, it is looking more and more likely that our fears of a more serious outbreak will thankfully not come to pass.

    But that, of course, does not mean we need to let our guard down.

    Fortunately, that is even less likely to happen after the recent announcement by the University of Louisville that it has received a $2.3 million federal grant to help communities prepare for any possible large-scale public health outbreaks.

  • Donations are necessary to maintain cemetery

    Recently this nation celebrated Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those people who served in our military to fight our wars and to protect our families. Some served and returned home to family, others died and were buried on foreign soils because they believed in serving our country to protect the freedoms that their forefathers had fought and won on our behalf. The Gettysburg Address was probably the first public speech to honor those who fought in the civil war.

  • A tribute to our most loyal friends

    When he first came into our office, Bob McGee told me about Molly with a tear in his eye.

    His faithful companion, with whom he walked nearly every day for as long as they were friends, had died.

    McGee and Molly had a long relationship of master and loyal pooch. I understood the tears in his eyes.

    Over the years I’ve had countless dogs —and cats — and seen them come and go. Koko the German Shepherd mix was one of my best friends when I was a child.

  • Committee takes in-depth looks at issues affecting Kentucky

    Whenever the General Assembly wants to take a more in-depth look at an issue affecting Kentucky, it often turns to its Program Review and Investigations Committee.

    The subjects it covers are as wide ranging as state government.  Two of its most recent reports, for example, dealt with re-entry programs for felons completing their prison sentence and the cost of college and high school textbooks.