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Today's Opinions

  • Upcoming election too important to miss

     In just about a month, voters in Kentucky will take center stage in America. 

    The entire country is watching the McConnell-Grimes senatorial race, and I hope we don’t embarrass ourselves. 

    Sadly, voter turnout is notoriously low in parts of Kentucky, Henry County being no exception. If one-third of all registered voters actually make it to the polls, it is considered a strong turnout. I think we can do better than that.

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 1

     Ag Tag Money and Blue Corduroy

    There are masses of memories in Henry County that come from citizens’ time in the FFA. Many of those memories date back to one point…the first time you ever zip up the iconic blue corduroy jacket. 

  • The long way can be the most rewarding

     Two summers ago my family and I turned my dad’s business trip from Michigan to Las Vegas into a ten-day vacation. My brother had to stay behind for work, so my parents and sister and I made the sixty-hour drive. Thirty hours one way is long enough to spend in the car with anyone, let alone your family, but we saved money by not flying, and rented a vehicle with decent gas mileage.

  • Deputy’s salary questioned

     I would like to let the people of Henry County know about a recent change that has been made at the Henry County Sheriff’s office. 

    It appears that Sheriff Danny Cravens has changed his son’s hourly pay scale as a part-time deputy sheriff from $12.98 per hour to $25.31 per hour. No other employee at the Henry County Sheriff’s office received a pay increase when Deputy Cravens was changed.  

  • Taking state government into Kentucky classrooms

     Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual “America’s Legislators Back to School Program.”

  • Letters to the Editor

     In support of new community theatre

    Last Friday night my wife and I had the privilege of attending the inaugural performance of The Theatre Downstream. This is Henry County’s community theater, which uses the Henry County High School for performances.

    The play, “Moon Over Buffalo,” was fast-paced, full of humor and action and was wonderfully executed by a truly professional acting troupe.

  • Letters to the Editor

     Recognizing true leadership

    As life continues to unfold and I find myself moving to new locations and taking on different challenges, I always take time to look back and evaluate where I came from and the impact those experiences have on who I am becoming. 

  • Bluegrass white-knuckle corridor

     The closest tie to Louisville I used to have in my youth came in the form of the long concrete path of Interstate 64, which hastened my journey to see family in Cincinnati through its connection to I-71.

    As a child and passenger, the trip through Kentucky didn’t mean that much to me — just a means to an end and a sightseeing tour chauffeured by my dad.