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Today's Opinions

  • To our veterans: Thank you!

    By Jon Park

    Memorial Day is the day we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Those, who paid for our freedom with their lives. On Veterans Day, we honor those courageous men and women, willing to give all, who have stepped up when called, who have served our nation, protected our freedom, and returned home to their families, as Ronald Reagan said, “Champions of a noble cause.”

  • Reduction of road fatalities remains in our hands

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.

    In one sense, we have come a long way. Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • In Jesus, there are no little people

    By Michael Duncan

    Zacchaeus was a wee little man who climbed up in a sycamore tree to see Jesus (See Luke 19). Zacchaeus’ story made me think of two of my school friends.

  • A letter of thanks

    The players, parents and coaches of the Eminence Warriors’ youth football teams would like to thank those who supported our program this year. Our sponsors include Citizens Deposit Bank, Steel Technologies, Perry’s Hardware, Scriber’s Station on Elm, Eminence Speaker, Affordable Signs & Apparel, Prewitt’s, John Logan Brent, Lewis and Terri Laroche, and Wayne and Lou Gunnell. Your financial support provided the necessary equipment, uniforms and materials needed to allow these kids the opportunity to play football.

  • No fair, Pleasureville

    Oh, Pleasureville.

    I can’t say after Monday night’s meeting that I’m surprised, really.

    Disappointed, but not surprised. And that, in itself, is a fairly sad commentary on what happened.

    You see, you had a chance to do something good. You had a chance to do something that really matters. You had a chance to lead the way in Henry County.

    But you sat on your hands, looking quietly and somewhat awkwardly at the table while the motion to approve a fairness ordinance died for lack of a second.

  • 1838: 50 acres of land bought for $200

    By Hammer Smith

    Years Ago

    At the November session of the Henry County Court it was ordered that John Owens, Robert Webb, James Dunn and Daniel Sandford or any three of them being first duly sworn view and mark an alteration proposed by John Violett in the road from Vanhorn’s            to intersect the Sullinger Warehouse Road.  The examination was to be done fairly and impartially and the convenience and inconvenience listed in the report of the committee to the court.

  • County update: Economic development

    By John Logan Brent
    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Like most rural Kentucky communities, Henry County’s local economy is very diversified. Agriculture, construction, retail, and industry make up the bulk of our private sector economy. The state of Kentucky and a majority of counties, including ours, have economic development programs in some form. Though the state and counties use the term “economic development” in a broad sense, it almost always means the recruitment and expansion of industry.

  • I need to work harder at connecting

    This was written during the autumn of 1988.

    At times over the past several years, I’ve attempted to square up the rounded corners of my life, to clean up the accumulation of broken, dead limbs in the yard, the coating of dust on the top of the door that never gets wiped off.