Today's Opinions

  • Get out and vote for the 2015 Primary

    Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are serving our military to preserve our way of life, and yet fewer and fewer of our citizens are participating in our democracy. May 19 is primary election day, when Kentuckians will be selecting candidates for governor, commissioner of agriculture and other constitutional officers. 

    Members of Henry County Farm Bureau hope every voter will make their voices heard by casting informed votes for our government leaders.

  • A call for Congress to repeal the Patriot Act

    By U.S. Representative Thomas Massie

    Congress faces a critical deadline, and time is running out.  On June 1, 2015, three provisions of the USA Patriot Act will expire.  The actions of the United States Congress between today and June 1 will affect the privacy and liberty of millions of innocent Americans.

  • Celebrating one year in Henry County

    This spring, my wife Beth and I have enjoyed several anniversaries that highlight our growing bonds with our new communities.

    With our transition eased by extended family long established in the region, we uprooted ourselves about 14 months ago from the mountains of Virginia, a place where we lived 17 years, to pursue great new opportunities here in Kentucky.

  • Requesting your support

    The Henry County High School Class of 2016 would like to invite you to their Ford Drive 4 UR School fundraiser May 16 at the high school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

    There will be vendors of all assortments and food from the Smoke Doctors. This fundraiser is unlike any fundraiser you have probably participated in before because it requires no money and no purchasing of items you will never use.  

  • Message to thieves

    To the thieves who took the roll of wire mesh with straw, used to cover graves when grass seed has been sown, please consider this:  Although you will consider your act as not a major theft, maybe you did it on a dare, maybe you had new grass seed you needed to cover, maybe you took it for the heck of it, but it is of major importance to us the Board of Directors of the Defoe Cemetery.

  • A brighter future is just a phone call away

    Henry County Adult Education Program is helping change lives.  Do you or someone you know need a GED or want to go to college, but are not sure how to get started?  Let Henry County Adult Education help you.  There are two centers, conveniently located in Eminence (502-686-0724) and Campbellsburg (502-686-0719).  They offer flexible hours and highly trained instructors that are happy to work with you.  All of their services are free to you!

  • Turning into my mother is not a bad thing

    I find that the older I get, the more I resemble my mother – in appearance, in speech and mannerisms. That used to bum me out.

    Not any more.

    As a young woman, the last thing you want to hear is “you’re acting just like your mother.” We have friends who claim that very statement led them into one of the biggest fights of their marriage.

  • Proposed ordinance presents issues

    I’m not a resident of New Castle and thusly not a constituent of the elected officials, but I feel the need to comment on a recently proposed ordinance.