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Today's Opinions

  • Taking a look at road aid

    It was just a few weeks ago that we learned the 2017 legislative agenda for our cities in Kentucky from the Kentucky League of Cities. At the top of the list? A proposed change in how local road aid is distributed between rural and urban areas.

  • Active session

    On Jan. 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • Commitment to quality pays off for newspaper

    Moving from third place to first place in one year’s time is a thrilling accomplishment in any arena. To do so in the field of journalism is particularly satisfying.

    After sealing a third place finish in last year’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest through the Kentucky Press Association, your Henry County Local claimed First Place in General Excellence among like-sized weekly newspapers across the state.

  • Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    Open invitation to Celebrate Recovery

    On Oct. 4, 2016, Henry County offered new a recovery program for those that are struggling with addiction called Celebrate Recovery.  Discussions of starting a Celebrate Recovery program began in April of 2016 and many of you may have heard about this new program.  As someone involved with the program, I felt led to update the residence of Henry County regarding the successes.

  • Jumping into the new year with the Chamber

    I sure do love our county!  I am meeting more people and leaning more about our county each day.  We have so much to offer here and I hope to be able to bring more awareness of our businesses, community programs/events and local resources to each of our members and our community.

    Kicking off our 2017 with Henry County community events: The Theatre Downstream will present  “The Miracle Worker,” the inspirational story of Helen Keller learning to speak.   

  • Governor's actions jeopardize educations

    As the husband of a University of Louisville student, I can’t help feeling anxious about the recent threat to the school’s accreditation.

    In fact, I may well feel the most upset out of everyone I know. Any time the subject comes up, those I’ve been speaking to — reasonable people all — completely discount that the issue could get more out of hand than it already has.

  • Expressing gratitude

    Expressing gratitude

    Our community is blessed. We have two successful public school systems with incredibly engaged students in grades K through 12, and a team of professional teachers and administrators who strive daily to provide an excellent education to benefit this community for generations to come.

  • Republican majority rushes to pass bills

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives.