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Today's Opinions

  • The Local strives every day to bring you a quality paper

    Newspapers across Kentucky gathered in Lexington last week at the Kentucky Press Association’s convention to celebrate the best in the print industry. The Henry County Local received recognition, taking home a respectable 15 awards earned by individual members of the staff.
    The Local team also won second place overall in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers in the statewide contest for our size category as determined by our circulation numbers.
    Sports editor Greg Woods brought home four awards from the KPA contest.

  • Letter: Are you prepared for a disaster

    Are you prepared?
    As we look back nationally at 2017, there were many good things that happened. Unfortunately, there were also many incidents that displaced or hurt Americans and visitors and even caused loss of life.
    Some people think; “I live in Henry County, nothing like that is going to happen to me.” But if it does, are you prepared?
    The Henry County Emergency Management Agency’s slogan is “Prepare, Respond and Recover.”

  • Letter: Speak out against racist remarks

    Speak out against the president’s racism
    I am calling upon fellow Henry Countians, with or without Christian charity and Christ’s lessons in their hearts, all Americans who abide by the U.S. Constitution to openly denounce Donald Trump for his harmful, racists, disgusting remarks made on Jan. 11 in a meeting on “immigration reform.”

  • Those who steal from their fellow citizens aren’t patriots

    Cliven Bundy, despite his claims of personal sovereignty, should recognize and show gratitude for just how well our democracy has worked for him.
    I mean, I know he won’t, because that would ruin his reputation with the radical fringe groups who supported him in his ongoing standoff with the Bureau of Land Management about cattle grazing rights in the western United States.

  • Letters: School board appreciation month and more

    Join us in school board appreciation month
    The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of both the Eminence Independent Schools and Henry County Public Schools Systems deserve praise for working hard in their roles. We are blessed to have some of the finest in the state.
    Equally deserving of praise are the members of each district’s board of education — not only for their work, their commitment to our students, but for their leadership.

  • Letters: School board appreciation month and more

    Join us in school board appreciation month
    The students and teachers, the administrators and the service workers of both the Eminence Independent Schools and Henry County Public Schools Systems deserve praise for working hard in their roles. We are blessed to have some of the finest in the state.
    Equally deserving of praise are the members of each district’s board of education — not only for their work, their commitment to our students, but for their leadership.

  • I resolve to improve by strictly observing the Golden Rule

    New Years resolutions. We’ve all made them. We’ve all broken them. So, why make them?
    The reason to create — and, hopefully, stick to — our plans is that repetition and persistence help develop muscle memory.
    This could become a reflex we use to reach our goals. And a new year is a great time for a fresh beginning to get rid of habits that either hold us back or harm others.
    I don’t usually make resolutions, but this year, I’ve created a laundry list of goals for 2018.

  • The Local’s holiday letter to our family and friends

    Holiday letters are a wonderful way to reconnect with friends and neighbors — they afford the opportunity to step back, smile, remind us of our connections near and far and to reflect on changes from the past year and plans for the future.

    As we close the year at the Henry County Local and reflect on all that we are grateful for, leading that list is our wonderful community of readers and advertisers, as well as living in a country that allows for a free press and free speech.