Today's Opinions

  • Vote for my dad

    My name is Austin Bright, I go to Eminence Middle School and I am 11 years old. My dad is Shawn Bright. 

    I know a lot of you know my dad, but I want to tell you more about him. I believe he is the best dad because he always has been there for me when I needed him. 

    He and I have done a lot together. He taught me how to ride my bike, shoot my BB gun, go fishing and how to be a good kid. I know no matter what he will always love me. 

  • Annual festival draws thousands thanks to teamwork

    I was honored to serve as this year’s chairperson for the Henry County Harvest Showcase, now in its 17th year. We had a wonderful day Saturday for the showcase. The weather cooperated and we estimate that between 3,300 and 3,500 people attended the festival. 

    An event of that size is truly an undertaking and there are many individuals to thank for the success of this year’s Harvest Showcase.

  • Women in leadership

    If Hillary Clinton is sworn in as president of the United States in January 2017, she will join Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, and Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, as one of the leaders of three of the most powerful nations on earth. 

    We could then proudly say that Thomas Sankara’s statement, “women hold up the other half of the sky,” has literally come true.

  • Harvest offers something for everyone

    A tradition that began 17 years ago to celebrate the agricultural roots of Henry County will again take place this weekend.

    On Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds, freinds and neighbors will gather at the Henry County Harvest Showcase to purchase fresh produce, browse local crafts and artwork, eat wonderful food prepared with locally sourced ingredients and be entertained with live music.

  • Much to be proud of in the Commonwealth

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

  • 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.

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  • 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.