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Today's Opinions

  • Coming soon, a new editor

    Christopher Brooke

    Editor

    Have you ever heard a situation summed up in one word that couldn’t be put any better in a lengthy speech?

    In my 19 years as a reporter, I couldn’t count the number of “Times” that’s out there on the banner of periodical print products. It’s probably also not news to readers that more than a few publications named “the news” exist.

    But there’s only one informational outlet that I’ve ever found called “the Local.”

  • Hello, I must be going...

    Joseph Yates

    Average Joe

  • Are taxes as inevitable as death?

    Jon Park

    Henry County GOP Chairman

    Ronald Reagan once said “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”

    As we mark the passing of another Tax Day it is interesting to note that until 1862 there were no significant taxes paid by individuals. 

    The war of 1812 brought us the first sales tax to help pay for that war, but when the debt was paid off in 1817, are you ready for this? Congress did away with those taxes. 

  • Tips for taking your child to the doctor

    Doctor’s visits can be a daunting task for parents and kids alike. Caring for children is a privilege that also comes with the challenge of making office visits as pleasant as possible for all involved. There are many ways that you can help your child have a more successful visit.

  • Spring is a great time to be a blood donor

    Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and become part of its ever growing family tree; join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause.

    “Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood,” Tim Ryerson, CEO of the River Valley Blood Services Region said. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

  • The female pharmacist in small town Kentucky

    Lindsey Seel

    My husband and I joke that I was always a small town country girl that just happened to be born in a big city and raised on the road while following my Navy Dad to five states and two foreign countries.

    Now, as the pharmacist at Bluegrass Drug Center in Campbellsburg, and living among my husband’s family in Madison, IN, after 27 years I finally feel like I’m where I was always meant to be.

  • Divide and conquer strategy blurs vision

    Joseph Yates

    Average Joe

    A nice fellow has been traveling around the county lately, soliciting the assistance of others in helping those who are unable to help themselves. I intend to support his cause. I have seen his presentation twice—it is a gentle, soft-sell pitch in which he asks for our help. During both presentations he used the phrase “this is not a hand out.”

  • No budget, but several new laws will benefit Kentucky

    Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make.  Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.