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Today's Opinions

  • 40th Anniversary - Tragic Crash Near Bagdad

    Nov. 3, 2007 will mark the 40th Anniversary of a tragic 1967 auto accident that took the lives of a Cropper woman, Mrs. Fount Dearner, and her daughter, Mrs. Anna D. Kendall, who were traveling to Danville for a wedding.

    On that fateful day, just after 6 o'clock in the evening and shortly after a rain shower, Mrs. Kendall, her husband, Stanley, and their 9-year-old son, Stanley Dale Kendall, had picked up Mrs. Dearner in Cropper intending to proceed to Danville to attend the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Kendall's oldest son, Wayne, to Miss Ethel Chumbley.

  • Local offers new and improved website

    For those of you who visit our Web site, what I'm about to say won't necessarily be news.

    Two weeks ago, we launched a new Web platform that allows us to more easily update our Web-site. It's all part of an initiative by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., to streamline the process of updating the Web sites of its member newspapers.

    But, in addition to making updating the Web easier for those of us not blessed with a Web staff, the new platform could, eventually, offer more interesting options to our readers, and of course, our advertisers.

  • Vote Fletcher For Governer

    Four years ago, our Commonwealth was faced with an immediate $300 million deficit; Medicaid faced an immediate $500 million shortfall and was cutting eligibility for programs like senior care; and Kentucky's tax code was outdated, which treated the poor more harshly than most any other state in the union.

  • Patrick Henry Award Dinner tickets now available

    The Patrick Henry Award Dinner is Nov. 10 at 6:30 at the Henry County Middle School. Any who wish to honor John W. Smith. Jr. for his tremendous service to not only the education of the children in the Henry County Public Schools, but also his commitment to our communities are invited to attend. Tickets are $20 for a delicious dinner prepared by the Henry Co. Public School Catering Staff. Sliced turkey breast with dressing and gravy as well as roasted round of beef ajus' with vegetables, salad and dessert will make a great Saturday evening dinner.