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Today's Opinions

  • Bagdad Days to honor war heroes

    I am writing to inform the public of a community event that will honor Kentucky’s Military Heroes. On May 12, Bagdad Days, a community event sponsored by Bagdad Baptist Church, will be celebrating 20 years. 

    As part of this celebration, the community will pay special honor to those Kentucky individuals who have served in military combat for our country. 

  • Returning to the place of my dreams

    When I was young, I felt like a captive locomotive. Time didn’t move fast enough for me. I couldn’t satiate my young appetite for the world that waited beyond my rural landscape. Part of my childhood was spent here in Henry County.

    My father and my two sisters lived in Lockport. We had chickens, two turkeys — Tom and Jezebel — and enough farmland for my stepbrother and I to have the idyllic adventures typical of rural America boys. We didn’t have running water or cable television, but we didn’t need them.

  • Protecting yourself from scam artists

    While we were lucky this time, many Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors, so take heed and keep these pointers in mind in case we are ever hit again.

  • A Capitol experience for Henry County 4-H

    A delegation of 24 4-H’ers and seven adults made their way to Frankfort last Tuesday to see our government in action. The day began with a general assembly of 4-H’ers from across the Commonwealth held in the Capitol Rotunda. Several legislators addressed the group and brought greetings. 

    The Henry County group attended several committee meetings where bills were reviewed and voted on by committee members. One of particular interest was on banning public smoking in restaurants across the state. 

  • Neighbors: What makes 'em good?

    Neighbors! We all have them. Whether five miles away or 20 feet away, we are all connected to our neighbors in some way. Neighbors, like friends and family, are part of our daily lives. There isn’t any escaping them. They are always there, close by.

    So why am I writing about neighbors? Am I bragging or complaining?  I would like to be modest and say neither, but that wouldn’t be exactly true. Being honest with myself, I would say I am in a state of amazement when it comes to my neighbors, both past and present.

  • Resident concerned about accountability in Pleasureville

    Over the past few weeks, letters have been written to the Local about some problems occurring in Pleasureville. I now live in Pleasureville and have attended the past four city commission meetings. I would like to make a few comments on my observations of these meetings and maybe ask a few questions.

  • Gary Moore for Congress

    We hear a lot of rhetoric these days, however we deserve someone with a real vision and a proven record to serve us in the U.S. Congress. Gary Moore is the only candidate in the field with the experienced leadership necessary for real change in Washington.

    Moore’s plan for a balanced budget amendment is a commitment to change the culture in Washington.  While others may agree in theory, Moore is the only candidate with the track record to prove it.

  • Family is thankful for help after loss

    The family of Connie Joelene Landers, who passed away in January at the age of 32, would like to thank the overwhelming support given to them from the community during this difficult time.