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Today's Opinions

  • Crossing party lines

    On Saturday, March 4, Henry County residents showed their support of economic growth by crossing the fences of party lines and joining together for the first meeting of We The People of Henry County. 

    The goals of the organization are to bring the community together to be involved in local issues, to build interest in expanding the I-71 corridor, encourage pro-growth which includes growing a budget and rainy day fund, and networking with organizations to help grow our community. 

  • Crossing party lines

    On Saturday, March 4, Henry County residents showed their support of economic growth by crossing the fences of party lines and joining together for the first meeting of We The People of Henry County. 

    The goals of the organization are to bring the community together to be involved in local issues, to build interest in expanding the I-71 corridor, encourage pro-growth which includes growing a budget and rainy day fund, and networking with organizations to help grow our community. 

  • Crossing party lines

    On Saturday, March 4, Henry County residents showed their support of economic growth by crossing the fences of party lines and joining together for the first meeting of We The People of Henry County. 

    The goals of the organization are to bring the community together to be involved in local issues, to build interest in expanding the I-71 corridor, encourage pro-growth which includes growing a budget and rainy day fund, and networking with organizations to help grow our community. 

  • Disappointed in bills passed

    Through a series of extreme parliamentary maneuvers that kept teachers and other interested Kentuckians from effectively voicing their concerns, the House Majority forced a vote on the “charter schools” bill Friday in an early morning committee meeting, before rushing the measure to the House floor where it passed on a 56-39 vote. 

  • Several bills leave Senate for House consideration

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    •Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • Dinner misnamed

    A couple of Saturdays ago, the local Republican Party held its annual “Chili Dinner” at our county fairgrounds. Fourth District Congressman Massie attended, as well as an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Larry Elliott. I’m sure Mr. Elliott is very good at what he does — Congressman Massie, not so much. But I digress.

  • Ethics still important

    Our state senator Paul Hornback co-sponsored SB152 which says exactly this: “Amend KRS 6.716 to reduce the ethics training time requirement for members of the General Assembly from three hours to thirty minutes and remove CLE eligibility; repeal KRS 7.101 requiring sexual and workplace harassment training for General Assembly members.”

  • New activist group

    Activism has seen a resurgence in the United States that hasn’t been seen since the Civil Rights Movement, and it has found roots in Henry County as well. The Women’s March held on Jan. 21 drew JoAnn Adams and Karen Shannon to the streets of Washington, D.C., and they returned with a vision. They began pursuing that vision on Feb. 8 when they hosted a small gathering of like-minded folks at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse in Pleasureville with the goal of fostering freedom and justice and standing up to hate and intolerance.