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Today's Opinions

  • Vote Sanders for jailer

    My name is Gregory Walker and I have been a resident of Henry County for approximately 25 years. I have known Billy Sanders during this time and am also well acquainted with his family. Billy stepped in as Henry County jailer and took the position when the elected jailer decided to quit. He has maintained this position since that time and has done so in an excellent manner.

  • 900 Days without a Budget

    Kentucky families and businesses plan and prioritize their spending by making and following a responsible budget.  Congress is required to do the same by passing an annual budget, a blueprint for all federal spending. 

    While the House of Representatives passed a fiscally responsible budget on April 11, 2011, the Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009, more than 900 days ago.

    Not only is this fiscally irresponsible, it is a failure of leadership and a breakdown of one of the most basic functions of government.

  • 900 Days without a Budget

    Kentucky families and businesses plan and prioritize their spending by making and following a responsible budget.  Congress is required to do the same by passing an annual budget, a blueprint for all federal spending. 

    While the House of Representatives passed a fiscally responsible budget on April 11, 2011, the Senate has not passed a budget since April 29, 2009, more than 900 days ago.

    Not only is this fiscally irresponsible, it is a failure of leadership and a breakdown of one of the most basic functions of government.

  • Vote for Scott Southworth

    My name is Gloris Southworth, and I would like to introduce you to my son, Scott Southworth, who is running for the office of Henry County jailer in the November election.

    Scott is a life-long resident of Henry County. He chose to remain close to his roots and family throughout the years. You will find that he is a very hard-working, honest and dependable person. These traits date back to his teenage years when his dad, Lee, and I could depend on him to operate our businesses in New Castle during our absence.

  • Vote for Scott Southworth

    My name is Gloris Southworth, and I would like to introduce you to my son, Scott Southworth, who is running for the office of Henry County jailer in the November election.

    Scott is a life-long resident of Henry County. He chose to remain close to his roots and family throughout the years. You will find that he is a very hard-working, honest and dependable person. These traits date back to his teenage years when his dad, Lee, and I could depend on him to operate our businesses in New Castle during our absence.

  • Proud to call Henry County home

    Soon after our marriage in 1987, Lyndon mentioned that “Some day I would like to move back home to Henry County.” Being a Lexington girl, reared in the suburbs, I thought to myself “Over my dead body we’ll move ‘back home to Henry County!’ ”

    But, as fate would have it, in 1998 we came to Henry County. I immediately felt the loving welcome showered on me by all. I was comfortable from the beginning. Henry County felt like a warm and caring community in which to raise a family.

  • Proud to call Henry County home

    Soon after our marriage in 1987, Lyndon mentioned that “Some day I would like to move back home to Henry County.” Being a Lexington girl, reared in the suburbs, I thought to myself “Over my dead body we’ll move ‘back home to Henry County!’ ”

    But, as fate would have it, in 1998 we came to Henry County. I immediately felt the loving welcome showered on me by all. I was comfortable from the beginning. Henry County felt like a warm and caring community in which to raise a family.

  • To Coupon or not to Coupon? Duh!

    Are you like most of us, feeling the pain in your budget whenever you check out at the grocery? Well, friend, you’re not alone … According to the USDA, as of June, 2011, a family of four living in the U.S. will spend, on average, per year, the following:

    On a Thrifty Plan — $7,340.40.

    On a Low Cost Plan —$9,553.20.

    On a Moderate Cost Plan — $11,944.80.

    On a Liberal Plan — $14,497.20.