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Today's Opinions

  • Back to School: a handy health and safety checklist

    By Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s just about that time again: Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. 

    What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help.

  • DAVA new member
  • School's out, learning continues

    Some of Kentucky’s most successful academic programs take place, oddly enough, when the school year is over.

    Several of these got their start in the 1980s, and they have since given thousands of our brightest middle and high school students a chance to come together in a college setting and learn in ways that often extend beyond the traditional classroom.

    The Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) is perhaps the most well-known of these. It began in 1983 and now serves more than 1,100 students each summer over several campuses across the commonwealth.

  • My nephew's reaction to a mugging was the worst

    When I attended college at the University of Cincinnati following the path of least resistance to earn my English degree with a minor in journalism, my fourth-floor walkup studio apartment stood just across from the campus in the crowded neighborhood at the corner of Clifton and McMillan streets. It featured a healthy business district that catered to students and fraternity members.

  • Letters to the Editor July 13

    Asking for community support

    The 17th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase will bring thousands into our community to celebrate and increase awareness of our agricultural heritage and our farming future.

  • Meaning of feminism is a full life

    By Jesse Harp, Intern

    “There’s nothing wrong with women having children, taking care of their homes and being domestic. That’s what they were created for, after all.”

    Something shattered inside of me when I heard these words come from a girl in one of my classes my first year of college. Suddenly every nuance of sexism I’ve experienced in my life was tossed onto the shore of my conscience by a new wave of passion.

  • Feltner responds to AT&T

    Donna Feltner, New Castle

    On June 14, Henry County officials and I met with AT&T. It was my impression, AT&T would stop using Rainbow Weed Killer. Marty Richter told the “Henry County Local” different.

    Marty stated, “We apologize.” Apologies are for stepping on someone’s shoe, not for feeding them chemicals. I’ve heard these apologies before with promises it won’t happen again, but it did.

  • Fourth of July celebrates freedom, history

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birthday,” commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.