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Today's Opinions

  • Who else should be in your paper?

    I have an affection for Henry County and most know it.

    Growing up here and having family here, I have enjoyed the trust and confidence from many in the county that an outsider may not immediately get.

  • Announcing candidacy

    Hello, my name is Shanda Scriber Archer, and I am writing to inform you that I have filed as a Democratic candidate for the office of Henry County Clerk. The date of the primary election will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

    Although I know many of you, at this time I would like to briefly introduce myself and explain what brought me to this decision.

  • Based on principles not politics

    By Nick Hawkins

    Next to being a husband and a father, serving our county as a Magistrate has been one of the great honors of my life. I have strived to make decisions based upon my faith, solid principles and the belief that an elected official should always vote for what they feel in their heart is right; even in the face of strong opposition.

  • Grandchildren say the funniest things

    By Joe Yates

    Those of us that have grandchildren are lucky. Those of us that have grandchildren and write a column for our local newspaper are doubly lucky. Why? Because we not only get to bore our friends, and sometimes complete strangers in person with stories of how smart and funny our grandchildren are, I get to tell you about mine in the newspaper. Ha!

  • Standing out against fairness ordinance

    Standing out against fairness ordinance

    I want to thank Shawn Golden for vocally opposing the Fairness Ordinance as well as taking a stand for Christianity. I want to encourage all Christians to do what is right and fight for our families. Research for yourself the Fairness Ordinance of Kentucky and take a look at what it has done to other Christian businesses in our state. Anyone who is not familiar with this topic should visit http://www.kentucky.com/2012/11/26/2421990/city-rules-hands-on-originals...

    See what happened to this company.

  • Campaign season starts in full swing

    By Jon Park

    There is no doubt the campaign season is under way in Henry County.

    Back in November, the Henry County Local ran two stories on page one regarding the Henry County Sheriff. One on a “contentious” meeting regarding the sheriff’s budget, and the second regarding a questionable audit from the state auditor’s office. Interestingly, the similarly minor dings the Democrat-led judge-executive’s office received in the June 2012 audit were not reported.

  • Cold weather spurs retirement plans

    I don’t always act my age, but this recent cold snap sure has me feeling my age.

    I have been reluctantly edging closer and closer to middle age, much to my chagrin. Proof of that is beginning to be irrefutable.

    It is too loud.

    I would really like for you to go back inside and put on some decent clothes, young lady.

    I have no desire to see your underwear. Please pull up your pants.

    When leaving the house for any reason, I have an overwhelming urge to get home before dark.

  • Our Greatest Generation

    Our greatest generation

    Four weeks ago today I attended the memorial service for my uncle, Kenneth Bratton, a member of the greatest generation.

    Sixty nine years ago today he was fighting in the deadliest battle our nation had ever seen, the Battle of the Bulge. This battle resulted in over 85,000 US casualties, with over 19,000 dead.