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Opinion

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    First Class

    I would like to commend the faculty and students of Henry County High School for again honoring past and present veterans, for anyone who has served their country or is now serving their country.

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    After years of refusing to get drawn into arguments about pollution — many others refer to it as “global warming” — there’s been a breakthrough big enough to bring an end to my silence.

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    Thanks to Hometown Pizza

     

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    With seasonally cool temperatures blowing in from the north, it’d probably feel comforting to light a blaze in the fireplace and feel the warmth radiate into the living room.

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    Early next week, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, our nation will pause to pay tribute to its veterans.

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    Thanks for park

    Too many times a nice gesture such as a “Thank you” goes unsaid.  It’s such a small couple of words with a huge impact.  I would like to take the opportunity to do just that.  

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    I was in college getting ready to head to campus for finals when I got the phone call no military wife wants to get.

    “There’s been an accident. Eight of our men are dead. Your husband could have been one of them.”

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    County economic development efforts

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    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. 

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    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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  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. 

  •  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.

  •  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.

  •  The older I get the more precious I find life and my relationships with others to be. Our time could be over at any given moment, without warning, and each day is a reminder to prepare for that unfortunate truth. 

    When I was in elementary school, my family moved from Whittemore Prescott to Gaylord, Michigan. We were building a home in a newly developed subdivision where there was only one finished house, and another being built across the cul-de-sac from us. 

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    Harvest Showcase not about politics

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    Most firsts in life are unforgettable.

    Your first pet. First kiss. First car. First job.

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    First, allow me to congratulate the committee who organized this year’s Harvest Showcase for another job well done.  

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    In just the last few weeks, I’ve decided the only real advantage that GPS on a mobile device can accurately claim over a map is you don’t have to fold electronics after getting finished with them.