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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Thanks for help with and coming to live nativity

    Back in 1959, a group of church members from the three churches in the Bethlehem community met to discuss the possibility of a joint project. The idea of a living nativity was presented and all enthusiastically agreed. Now 50 years later, this ministry has been portrayed over and over each Christmas season. This would not have been possible if so many dedicated people had not had the faith to keep it going. To all who helped in any way, we say thank you so much for your support and willingness to serve.

  • Thanks for supporting PBI Bank’s Christmas for Kids 2008

    On behalf of the officers and employees of PBI Bank, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to our 16th annual Christmas party at Eastern Elementtary. With your generous contributions, we were able to provide toys, goodie bags, a pizza party and Santa Claus for 77 children who otherwise might not have had the Merry Christmas that every child deserves.

    Again, many, many thanks to our wonderful friends and customers who contribute faithfully each year so that these children are blessed. We wish you a very happy new year!

  • Legislative session underway

    en almost a week old at the time, but from a legislative viewpoint, it didn’t really begin until early last week, when all 100 members of the Kentucky House of Representatives and half of the state Senate were officially sworn into office.

    Within a few hours, legislators from both parties in both chambers began meeting to elect their leaders, and by the evening, a new one for the House was chosen: Rep. Greg Stumbo, who officially became House Speaker on Wednesday when he was approved without a dissenting vote.

  • McConnell thankful for time in Senate

    Thanks to the trust of the people of Kentucky, I’ve received the privilege of another term in the U.S. Senate. That’s an extraordinary gift from the voters, and I’m grateful to have the next six years to serve our Commonwealth and our country.

    As a new Congress and a new presidential administration begin, I look for lessons from great Kentuckians who have served our state in public office in the past. One who stands out is Wendell Ford.