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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor Oct. 22

     

    County economic development efforts

  • Becoming an informed voter despite candidates

     

    As a voter, I take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the candidates asking for my vote. Yard signs and sensationalized TV ads don’t tell me much, so I try to find ways to look a little deeper at those interested in representing me at local, state or federal levels. 

  • Combatting the decline of local quail

     

    One hope I held for my time in the wide-open spaces of Henry County involved the possibility of hearing a familiar cry.

    It pleased and surprised me to no end to catch the whistled call of “Bob White! Bob White!” during a return visit to Olney, Ill., while showing my wife around where I used to live in the Prairie State.

  • Letters to the editor

     

    Supporting Brent

  • Letters to the Editor Oct. 8

     Another choice

    We have three banks, two fast food outlets, three gas stations, two liquor stores, two dollar stores, two pizza stores and one grocery store. I would like [to point out to] the city council and mayor, after all these years of talking about economic growth, we still only have one choice of where to buy our groceries! We need “another choice.”

  • Trick-or-treating past, present and future

     Rewind back to when I first began trick-or-treating. I was too young to have close friends, so my mom drove us to our cousins’ house hours away to spend Halloween night with them. 

    We had a great time. I wore my first communion dress and a plastic crown my mom bought me as my costume and went as a princess, and my brother and sister were dressed as a hockey player and Snow White. 

  • 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.