Today's Opinions

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.

  • Harvest Showcase is July 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Showcase on July 31. The Showcase committee has a mix of new events and old favorites that should prove to make this 11th annual event one of our best ever. As always there will be a farmer’s breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30.  This will be followed by Lunch at the Farmer’s Market with locally grown beef, pork, vegetables and homemade cantaloupe ice cream on the menu.

  • Honoring Our Troops Year-round

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance unlike any other.  To some, it marks the beginning of summer festivities.  However, for service members, veterans and the loved ones of the fallen, it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice brave men and women have made to protect our freedom.

  • Study could have big impact

    The three lines in the state’s 283-page budget may have taken up little space, but the study they authorized on Kentucky’s corrections system could have a big impact in the years ahead.

    My colleagues in the General Assembly and I set this in motion because it will give us a chance to work with the Pew Center on the States, an independent and highly reputable non-profit organization that has undertaken in-depth looks at various government programs across the nation.

  • Here we go again

    Crack, meth, runaway kids, missing persons, sexual assaults and increase in crime. These have all been put out there as possible excuses for not having cruising in Eminence. (Shawn) Bright said gas stations and restaurant managers remember that cruising was good for business and are saying yes to cruising. Mr. (Jim) Pettit says it wasn’t good for business at his Dairy Mart, it sounds like sour grapes.

  • To the Henry County pastors, churches and community: we need help!

    The school year ends and a new one is right around the corner!

  • To the Biggest Losers - you can do it

    To the soon to be contestants in Henry County’s Biggest Loser contest — you CAN do it.

    Some time in mid-January, I stepped on my trusty bathroom scale, like many of you do, and didn’t like what I saw.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Choices are blessings, not burdens

    When I was newly married and in charge of a household for the first time, I considered shopping for groceries a lot of fun and I looked forward to the novelty of my weekly trip.  Pears?  Apples?  Grapes? Hamburger?  Pork Chops?  Roast?  Having the responsibility of making choices about which foods to buy for my husband and me was exhilarating, and I eagerly met the challenge.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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