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Today's Opinions

  • Agreeing to disagree is possible in politics

    Jon Park

    GOP Chairman

    Last week was the 2014 Days of Remembrance, a week set aside to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

    Last year, while on a trip to Washington D.C., my wife and I toured the United States Holocaust Museum. The United States Holocaust Museum was created to be a “resonator of memory.”

  • New laws will positively impact Kentucky students

    Rick Rand

    State Representative

    It will take some time to gather the information, but one of this year’s new laws has the potential to play a significant role when it comes to helping college students decide which career to pursue.

  • Filling in while filling vacancy

    Turnover in the workplace is always difficult. While a position is vacant, others on staff have to fill in the gaps left by the recently-departed – on the job, not this world.

    Invariably, someone has to work overtime, not everything gets done and sometimes things get missed, either unavoidably or accidentally.

  • 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.