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Today's Opinions

  • Consider Leadership Henry County

    How much do you think you really know about Henry County?

    Leadership programs throughout the state have risen in popularity in the last ten years, and I’ve had the opportunity to go through two of them.

    In each, participants attend a series of themed days over the course of several months to learn about the various aspects of their county — its industry, schools, agriculture, government, human services and more.

  • Thanks for help painting playground equipment

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts for their generosity in painting the playground equipment at our school for their community project. They, along with their parents, spent many hours on weekends and after school to paint swings, monkey bars, etc… beautiful vibrant colors. “Wow! Who did this? Our playground looks beautiful!” was the reaction by students and staff alike. We are fortunate to serve a community that supports our school. Our students are learning life lessons of the importance of giving back to the community.

  • Thanks to those who helped with daughter’s accident

    On May 14 my wife and I got the phone call no parent wants to get. Our daughter called screaming, “Help Me Mommy.” She was calling from inside her SUV that she had lost control of and overturned. We immediately called 911 and a State Trooper was there within a minute of our call. Emily was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital where we were told that she had a broken back. She was transferred to Kosair Children’s Hospital. She had surgery to repair her back, but will need extensive rehab for the next couple of months.

  • Issues left unsolved from regular session

    At the end of each legislative session, there are always several issues that remain unresolved, often because others dominate discussions or time simply runs out.

    The 2009 Regular Session was a textbook example of both of those in action. With less than two dozen days to debate bills, the General Assembly focused most of its attention on overcoming a sizeable budget deficit; significantly reforming the testing system that measures school progress; enacting a major highway plan; and implementing a better, more cost-effective approach to treating non-violent drug offenders.

  • Government aid penalizes successful companies

    The government has seen fit to subsidize two automobile manufacturers with billions of dollars of our (and our children’s) tax money. If one is the recipient of “free” money from the government I’m sure there is reason to celebrate, but what of those who are not receiving government largesse?

  • Community is welcome to Music on Main

    Music on Main is this Friday night. The City of Eminence wants to invite everyone to attend. This is a night full of fellowship, food, fun and live music. The live music will be provided by another local band, the Sugarfoot Band! The night will start at 5:30 with a great selection of food — Eminence Christian Church will have a fish fry and Wesley Morrison will have some Hot Diggity Dawgs! The live band will take the stage at 7, and will play until 11. There will also be some fun for the kids.

  • Shortfall will be focus of legislative session

    When the drafters of Kentucky’s constitution wrote the section on special legislative sessions more than a century ago, they gave the governor the authority to call them and set the agenda, but left it up to the General Assembly to decide what, if anything, should become law.

    With that in mind, Governor Beshear last week formally called legislators to return to Frankfort on June 15.  Not surprisingly, his first priority is overcoming a billion-dollar shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July.

  • 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.