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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Congressional leaders should follow President Obama’s lead toward bipartisan solutions

    President Obama has promised to usher in an era of politics that transcends partisan divisions.  He has encouraged Congress to focus on cooperation and debate so that we can craft the best solutions to our nation’s challenges.  Unfortunately, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s record does not reflect that bipartisan spirit.  While I am hopeful that President Obama will lead Congressional Democrats in a new direction, early indications have not been positive.

  • Expand your universe, mentor a child

    January is National Mentoring Month.  National Mentoring Month (NMM) is the time each year when our nation officially puts a spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. When you serve as a mentor, you enrich your own life as much as you do the life of a child. Mentoring leads to new experiences, new connections, new insights, and new satisfactions.

  • Superintendents commend board members

    In difficult economic times like these, a community’s elected officials face incredible challenges. Often, they are required to make choices and decisions that they never dreamed they might face when agreeing to offer themselves up for public service. It’s called being a leader and our community is fortunate to have ten such individuals on the Henry County Schools’ Board of Education and the Eminence Independent Schools’ Board of Education.

  • General Assembly to get underway

    At the end of the year, just before the start of another legislative session, the General Assembly’s various committees report on the issues they have reviewed since the last legislative session.

    Not surprisingly, with 14 joint House and Senate committees, numerous subcommittees and eight others focusing on specific areas of state government, there is a wide ranging amount of information covered.