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Today's Opinions

  • The decency and humanity of Muslims

    It’s hard to dislike an entire group of people once you know a lot of them. When Latino farmworkers first began moving to Henry County, I was pleased to see people here making sure they were welcome. When hard-working, upstanding families are helping with your farm work and going to school with your children, you start to see them as people and not stereotypes. 

  • Kentucky has strong business base

    Did you know that two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. each year are created by small businesses, with more than half of Americans either owning or working for one of these small (but mighty) companies? It’s true, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which helps small businesses be competitive both here in the U.S. and across the globe. 

  • Beating the odds in love and marriage

    According to certain sources, I should be divorced by now as I carry many of the risk factors for dissolution of marriage.

    I am the child of divorced parents, as is my husband – double whammy. When one spouse comes from a divorced home, the chances of your own divorce increase by 50 percent. They climb an astounding 200 percent higher when both husband and wife come from divorced households, according to a study from the University of Utah.

  • We'll be known by our love or lack of love

    In the mid-1960s, Peter Sholtes penned the words to a song that is sung in most of our churches. The refrain, “They will know we are Christians by our love,” is repeated throughout the song. There are three stanzas, at least that is how many stanzas I know. We sing the song better than we live it.

  • This is what democracy looks like

    Regardless of how you voted last November it’s impossible to deny our country is changing right before our eyes. It’s not an overstatement to say that the new administration will not only re-ignite the women’s movement, but galvanize our populous to seriously take a look at civil rights, human rights and religious tolerance.

    I’m motivated on a dozen levels after attending the Women’s March in DC.  

  • The facts back public schools

    Since we became a state in 1792, Kentucky has been committed to education. It is that commitment that led to key education decisions in the Civil Rights movement, the passage of the landmark 1990 Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) and the 19-year-old Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act.

  • Stand up for the rights of all to disagree

    In a world seemingly awash in political strife, there’s a drip, drip, drip of condescension and negativity that threatens to erode all of our civil rights.

    Of course, the forum front and center in my concern is none other than Facebook, where it’s easier than ever to verbally abuse someone who is different from ourselves or who holds differing beliefs. 

  • Asking for prayers and support

    At the latest quarterly dinner for the Henry County Help Center Jan. 19, Joe Durbin, founder and director of the food bank, announced that the doctors had found a mass on his lung.

    Tests are still being run, and we expect to know more soon.

    I would like to see each of you to send him a card or note to keep him positive — send it to 4844 North Main St., Eminence, Ky. 40019, but most of all, please pray for him.