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Today's Opinions

  • Census Bureau reports moving rate at lowest in 60 years

    In any given year, a little more than 10 percent of our country’s population packs up its belongings and moves.  Most don’t go far: Two-thirds just re-locate to another area in the same county, and another fifth stay in the same state.

    In today’s economy, however, even our restless nature is taking a break.  The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that last month, when it reported our country’s moving rate in 2008 was the lowest since the agency began tracking it in 1948.

  • National energy tax legislation will cause more pain for Kentucky families

    Over the next few weeks, the House of Representatives will dedicate significant energy to debating a proposal that will increase utility bills, raise the price of a gallon of gas, push food prices to new heights and generally increase the cost of nearly every consumer product in an attempt to hastily address the issue of global climate change. 

  • Too early to say if GA will be recalled to Frankfort

    In the 50 years since the federal government began tracking personal income growth, there has never been a three-month period that was lower than its counterpart from the previous year.

    This summer, however, that’s expected to change.

  • Starting next week, the news will cost you another quarter

    In 1992, the average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.05. Remember that?

    In 1992, the average cost of a new car was $16,950. The cost of a first class stamp was just 29-cents.

    And in 1992, the Local started out costing 35-cents, and didn’t yet have full color on any page.

    Since then, a lot about the Local has changed. And next week, you’ll notice a change we haven’t made in 17 years.

    For the first time since September 1992, the price of the Local will go up a quarter to 75-cents. That change takes effect next week.

  • Celebration KIDS a Huge Success!

    The Henry County CARE Team’s Celebration Kids committee would like to thank this great community for helping to make our annual Celebration Kids event a huge success. 

    In this time of economic uncertainty, we had anticipated having our work cut out for us, but we were pleasantly surprised by the very generous outpouring of support from local businesses, schools, agencies, churches and individuals who came through with the needed donations.

  • It’s time to celebrate Travel and Tourism week

    With Memorial Day in sight, and summer vacations on the horizon, now is the ideal time to celebrate what Governor Beshear has declared Travel and Tourism Week.

  • Thursday mornings with granny

    I look forward to Thursday mornings. This is the day I baby-sit my daughter’s two youngest children while she takes the three older girls to a home-schooling co-op at their church. For five hours I watch over Burt, age four and a half, and Mary, two. This is fun and interesting.

  • Thank you for “teaming up for kids”

    The Judy Lea Memorial Henry County Children’s Fund committee would like to thank all who helped make this year’s benefit a success.  Our 23rd benefit for the children of Henry County raised more than $15,000.