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Today's Opinions

  • As one session ends, planning for next begins

    Long nights, intense debate and media attention from across the globe wrapped up what started as a quiet final week of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Minutes before the Senate gaveled out for good, Gov. Matt Bevin called this session the most productive in history.  It was truly an honor to work alongside the governor with the new House majority to pass many great initiatives for our commonwealth.

  • Resurrection in us: An unfathomable story

    After 59 years of being a Jesus-follower, 49 of those as a minister, I confess that the Jesus story remains an unfathomable story.

    From what can be known, it seems that he had been a good son, a loving brother and a true friend.  Yet, at a time when others his age were caring for their families, he chose another way.  Long before he could have known, there was a call upon his life, and there came a day when he knew it was time to heed the call.  

  • County needs a ‘stop and stay’ business
  • Pay attention to ongoing legislative actions

    I guess the repeal and replace rant that we have had to listen to for the last seven years was just campaign talk. 

  • Henry County winning the numbers game

    Please excuse the following column as I see an opportunity to indulge my numbers nerd side.

    The Kentucky State Data Center recently sent out updated population estimates based on the work of the U.S. Census Bureau, and it points to a continuing resilience in Henry County. 

    Exactly half of Kentucky’s 120 counties shrank population-wise and Casey County remained the same. Henry County can count itself among the 59 counties that gained population between 2015 and 2016.

  • 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.