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Today's Opinions

  • Ag commerce park becoming a reality

    By John Logan Brent
    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Fiscal Court recently approved two option agreements that would move the county owned Commerce Park toward my personal vision of an Ag Commerce Park.

    The two businesses with plans to locate are The Milkhouse Creamery and Rabbit Hole Distillery. They will join Trackside Butcher Shoppe as an occupant and be a neighbor to Victory Hemp which is located next to the park.

    One thing that all of these businesses have in common is that they support local farms and add value to their crops and livestock.

  • We aren't the enemy

    Recently, a local business owner I’ve never met offered to buy my staff’s lunch last Friday to show support for their local newspaper after what happened in Annapolis. I was completely taken aback by her kind gesture. We can’t accept gifts or meals but the call alone meant the world to us.

  • Retired pastor is constantly surprised by life

    By Michael R. Duncan
    Pastor Emeritus

    Life keeps surprising me. It started early. When I was in the second grade, I sat behind Vinus “Bo” Kelly, who was a big boy. Our teacher regularly used the blackboard (a slate board on which she wrote with chalk). Because Bo was big, I had trouble seeing the board. When I asked to be moved to a different seat so that I could better see the board, the teacher thought I had a vision problem. She sent a note home to my parents telling them I needed to have my eyes checked. I was surprised. Bo was my problem, not my eyes.

  • Catching the Rabbit

    By John Logan Brent

    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Monday night Fiscal Court entered into an option agreement to sell land at the Henry County Commerce Park to Rabbit Hole Distilling for the purpose of building a barrel warehouse.

    This is a significant formal step toward Rabbit Hole making Henry County their home. Discussions about Rabbit Hole and distilleries have been the buzz in the county for the last month. It has been a long time since I have had so many calls from so many passionate people about a single subject.

  • A missed opportunity

    By Carilynn Coombs

    A Modern Milkmaid, LLC

    Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on www.amodernmilkmaid.com.

    Last night, the Milkman, along with his parents, went to a town meeting to discuss a distillery potentially coming to our area. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Kentucky....we have a whole lot of bourbon.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: The work remains
  • Letter to the Editor - June 27, 2018

    As director of student services at HCPS, I am given the task of enforcing mandatory student attendance. Not always a fun job, but very rewarding when I see the pictures in the Local at the end of the year of all our perfect attendance students.  To me, there is no better student accomplishment than having the fortitude and support to make it to school every day in a given year. It is a quality that transfers well into the “real world” of employment and domestic success.

  • The path of acceptance

    A few years ago the parents of a friend of mine were given the heartbreaking news that their son, Greg, was going blind, and that nothing could be done. Everyone was torn with pity for them, but they remained calm and uncomplaining. One night, as I left their home, I tried to express my admiration for their courage.