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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor, March 22, 2017

    Problem with protesters then?

    It appears that Mr. Leon Leonard was disturbed by the recent protests in the county and across the country demonstrating against assorted right-wing policies and politicians. He feels that “the country has spoken with their ballots … and the liberals…can’t come to grips with it.”

  • Charter schools bill on way to governor's desk

    This has been a year for early arrivals at the State Capitol.

    Within a week of the 2017 legislative session’s start in January, bills started arriving in the governor’s office to be signed into law, an extraordinarily quick start for a session of the General Assembly.

    We’ve had more early arrivals at the Capitol in recent weeks as hundreds of the tulips in the Capitol gardens have already started blooming, a couple weeks ahead of their usual schedule.

  • Anger at protests

    In response to Mr. Joseph Yates’ letter published in the March 1 edition of the Local, specifically to the last paragraph, I’d like to comment.  

    Mr. Yates states that he “cannot recall any crowd coming together to demonstrate against a sitting congressman, ever.”  Well, I can’t either, but I believe I can offer some insights.  

  • Flurry of bills move on for passage

    A flurry of activity stemming from committee meetings and the passage of bills marked a short but intense week six of the Kentucky General Assembly. Although the Senate was only in session from Monday to Wednesday of this week, committee meetings still met during the later part of the week to give final hearings to a few select bills.

  • Kentucky moving closer to federal ID cards

    The 2017 session is coming down to the wire, with major legislation still left to consider on two “concurrence” days next week. After March 15, we recess until March 29 and 30, when we reconvene for our final two days to review any gubernatorial vetoes.

  • Get involved: choose not to be a silent bystander

    The most recent election and ensuing political climate has, at times and arguably, led to negative after-effects for our nation, our citizenry and even our personal relationships. However, I would like to point out one positive result of the eventful political season – community involvement.

  • Finding Gospel in the Charlie Daniels Band

    The best way to learn is to teach or mentor another person. 

    Through the years of my ministry, I’ve mentored a number of seminary students who were serving churches in our county. One of those was Bert Montgomery who served the Campbellsburg Baptist Church while attending Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. (By the way, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky is located on the campus of Georgetown College.)

  • About Lincoln

    After reading the letter from Joe Yates, I am reminded of that old adage: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”

    Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, would still be very proud of the present-day Republican. (And because Mr. Yates is mistaken, to clarify, the Henry County Republican Party has an annual chili dinner each February around Lincoln’s birthday, and will proudly host its annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner later this spring).