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Today's Opinions

  • County blessed with generous residents

    Henry County is blessed with many generous hearts.  We’ve had so many people ask us what they could do to help the community.  Everyone knows that times are hard with this economy.  It has only made the kindness in the hearts of the community come together and want to help those less fortunate.  To the pastors, church groups, work groups, teachers and staff, students, families:  thank you!  We thank you for the food and supplies that many have brought in for our community pantry.  We thank you for the monetary donations and providing “Santa&rdq

  • Qualified candidates wanted

    The 2008 election season has come and gone.  It is now time to start focusing on future elections, specifically those involving our local government offices.  We are less than a year away from the filing deadline for county judge-executive, magistrates, sheriff, county clerk, prosecuting attorney and many other county and city-elected positions.  The filing period is between Nov. 4, 2009, and 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2010.  Now is the time to get involved for anyone considering candidacy in any of these local government offices,

  • Who’s watching the county?

    I do not understand the recent actions (or, better, inactions) of the Henry County Local. The Local promises to strive “for accuracy, fairness, and clarity in its coverage’ but recently has been failing to provide any of its promises.   A few  weeks ago the Local published the official notification of the audit of the Henry County Fiscal Court performed by state auditor Crit Luallen.

  • Kentucky roadways, the good and the bad

    One of the more welcoming trends in Kentucky in recent years has been our declining highway fatalities.  Though one is too many, there is greater evidence that increased seatbelt usage and the relatively new graduated driver’s license for teenagers is having the effect we in the General Assembly had hoped.

    In 2005, there were 985 people who died in automobile accidents on Kentucky’s roads, the highest total since the early 1970s. Fortunately, we have seen a steady drop since then, with last year’s listed at 822 – a nearly 17 percent reduction.

  • Not the only one with a unique hobby

    I thought I had an odd and unique hobby, but after reading the article about the man visiting Sligo, I realize there are others doing what I enjoy doing.

  • Misspent “fun” is vandalism

    On Thursday night, Jan. 15, 16 mailboxes on Bates Lane were vandalized – most were smashed on one side by some object and several were knocked completely off their pedestal! I would guess that this vandalism was perpetrated by young people, who were out driving around and thought this would be fun. Someone (or a group) who would do this must have a perverted sense of what is fun. Obviously, they have no respect for other’s property; but, vandalizing U.S. Postal Service mailboxes is a Federal offense!

  • Same name, same service, new home

    I know that by now, what I’m about to say is no great secret. The Henry County Local is moving.

    Next month, we will move from our current location at 1378 Eminence Road, pleasantly located between Eminence and New Castle, to 18 South Penn in Eminence.

    We will remain open for business in our current location until Feb. 25. On Feb. 26 and 27, we’ll move and settle in to our new home.

    Our name will not change, nor our committment to cover the news and community of Henry County. We simply are moving to a building that better suits our needs.

  • According to report, Kentucky has shown improvement

    Late last month, for the eighth time since 1994, the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center issued a far-reaching report that provides perhaps the best overall snapshot of the Commonwealth.

    The report comes out at the end of every even-numbered year, and is designed to give more information to policy makers and citizens alike on five broad areas: communities, education, economy, environment and the government.