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Today's Opinions

  • Some things in life are still free

    In the current tight economic climate, I think it’s important to know that a few things in life are still free. Mostly.

    A walk through the neighborhood is a great way to enjoy some free entertainment, get a little sunshine and exercise not just yourself, but any dogs you might have. Sitting out in the backyard looking up at the stars? Free, as long as you don’t count what you might spend on insect repellent or anti-itch cream for the bug bites you might endure.

  • Thanks to all who participated in Relay for Life 2008

    Although Relay 2008 was cut short by stormy weather on June 27, it didn’t come to a screeching halt. On Saturday evening, July 19 more than 60 people including team members, team captains, survivors and Relay supporters met at the Henry County Fairgrounds for a special three hour Relay Finale ending with a moving Luminary Ceremony.

  • Visit with the Chamber at upcoming events

    The Henry County Chamber is hard at work getting ready for upcoming events. The public is invited to all of these, and we hope you can find time to come enjoy some good Henry County hospitality.

  • KERA may not be perfect, but has had positive impact

    As (teachers, students and families) ready for another year of homeroom and homework, it is worth taking a step back to see just how far Kentucky has come in educating our children – and how far the Commonwealth still has to go.

  • Welcome to the 9th Annual Henry County Harvest Showcase

    By John Logan Brent

    Henry County Judge/Executive and Showcase Committee Member

  • Thank you, and goodbye, Henry County

    Summer has always had a special place in my heart for a number of reasons.

    Primarily, I yearn for summer because the thought of sleeping in until my eyes open sounds like bliss every time I hear my alarm clock screech the other months of the year.

    My internship with the Henry County Local was not only a job, but it was a learning experience that a classroom setting simply can not offer.

  • Frankfort Perspective

    It has been nearly 60 years since Kentucky undertook its first comprehensive assessment of what is easily the Commonwealth’s most abundant natural resource: Our forests.

    Since then, four other surveys have taken place, with the most recent completed in 2004. Last spring, state and federal forestry officials publicly unveiled what they found.

  • Trip to China made many impressions

    As I sit here at home on Sunday morning, I am still somewhat frazzled by the jet lag incurred from flying east for nearly 20 hours. I want to wrap up this series of articles about our trip to China by writing about the lasting impressions that China made on our family. There is no way to write it all in detail. The patient and generous editor of the Local could not possibly give me that much space!