Today's Opinions

  • For the love of reading: Introducing ‘Woody and Chloe’

    My earliest memories of reading a newspaper were with my Nana. She always read the “funnies,” as she called the comics first in the paper because she said she liked to start her day with a laugh. 

  • Saying grace: For what do you pray?


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    The Steak ‘n Shake on South Hurstbourne Parkway in Louisville was crowded as Donna and I arrived for a Sunday lunch before heading to a children’s quilt show in Jeffersontown. We were given the option of a table by a window or one in the center of the restaurant. We opted for the window.

  • Renewing a vision for rural prosperity

    By Mary Berry and Debby Barker

    Originally published in "Civil Eats"

    In 1978, Wendell Berry sounded the alarm about what was happening in farm communities all around the country in the now classic “The Unsettling of America:  Culture and Agriculture.” Unfortunately, the state of agriculture is even worse today.

  • Letter to the Editor - September 5, 2018

    It’s that time of year. School has started, kids are getting back in the groove and the notes are starting to come home. You know the notes–the one where the teachers ask you for items for the classroom all year, the one where the band has a fundraiser, the one where a team needs help. As a friend of many school teachers and as a past band booster president I would like to ask all of the parents to do just one thing this school year. Don’t make someone beg you for help.

  • A legislative perspective on the Kentucky General Assembly

    FRANKFORT – There are several holidays each year that are distinctly American – from Memorial Day and the Fourth of July to Thanksgiving – but only one celebrates the hard work that made us who we are: Labor Day.
    It is often seen as the unofficial end to the summer, but it’s important to look beyond that as we celebrate the upcoming three-day weekend.

  • A summer well spent brings a fall of content

    Summer has escaped us.
    Your kiddos are trying to soak up the last bit of pool time after a day of classes. You’re weaving through the Jack-o-lantern-covered aisles of Kroger. And your husband is spending the last of his summer Sunday nights sweating cutting the grass.
    Myself, I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that my first season in Henry County has already come to an end.
    I started here in May, when the drive along Hwy. 22 to get to our Eminence office was bright at 7:30 a.m. Soon, the same 30-minute commute will be in the dark.

  • A busy summer for the Henry County Chamber

    Holly Kinderman
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce
    It has sure been a busy summer in Henry County and fall is getting closer. The kids have started back to school and it won’t be long until all of the fall festivals will be starting.
    Just a reminder: The Henry County Farmers Market is still open and going strong on Wednesdays and Saturdays on the courthouse lawn in New Castle.

  • Letter to the Editor - August 15, 2018

    Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions should be charged with kidnapping and convicted for their crimes against immigrant families at our borders. There is no other reasonable and just response to this outrage. Americans must acknowledge and actively resist this lawless president and his administration and its enablers. I, for one, have had enough.
    Democrats and Independents must get up off the couch and vote in the upcoming midterm election. A twenty or thirty percent response from voters is shameful and inadequate, because our democracy is under threat.