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Today's Opinions

  • Not taking donations

    The Henry County Senior Citizens group would like to thank each and every one who has supported us over the years — you all have been fantastic.

    As you know, we no longer ask for donations for the seniors from anyone. So, if someone approaches you for a donation in the name of the senior citizens, please keep in mind they are not a member of our group.

    Thank you and God bless!

     

  • Shopping at small businesses can make big impact on local economy

    By Tom Underwood

    Every year, Gallup asks people how much confidence they have in various institutions.

    The results aren’t surprising. Only 8 percent had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress. Big business scored 21 percent. That’s no better than TV news.

  • Higher education paying off for Kentuckians

    In the late 1990s, the state rolled out a simple but effective campaign summarized by two words: “Education pays.”

    That popular slogan came on the heels of a landmark overhaul of our public postsecondary schools and the creation of such programs as KEES, the lottery-based college scholarships that high school students earn with good grades, and “Bucks for Brains,” which added hundreds of millions of state and private dollars to our university research budgets.

  • Clarifying article

    I saw an article in the Local about the Henry County Help Center and my leaving. This is true but my reason is not because I have family. 

    It is more about heavy lifting — no volunteers that can lift that many heavy boxes — and also it’s about the lack of communication and some things that may need to be changed. 

  • Henry County Toy Run 2015

    We are writing to apologize for the error regarding the registration and start times of the Henry County Toy Run this past Saturday. 

    This is the first year that the times were different and, unfortunately, the flyer from our 2014 Toy Run, with only a date change, was submitted to the Henry County Local and sent home with students.

  • Gubernatorial transition mired in tradition and law

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • Letting leaves lie where they may leads to lush lawns

    Here’s a riddle: What kind of culture throws yard waste in the trash while at the same time scattering many roadside spaces with so much garbage?

    Answer: One that doesn’t have many of its priorities straight.

  • Unhappy with water

    After going almost two months with low water pressure and dirty water, which the city clerk told me the water was safe to drink, how could the water have been safe to drink when the bottom of my dog’s water bowl and my tub was covered with brown stuff?

    Instead of getting a break on the water portion of our bill, our water bill has doubled. We are still using less water, but pay twice as much. I would like an explanation from the city about the increase and why this is happening.