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Today's Opinions

  • Positive trends worth noting in Kentucky education

    For several years now, the General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability has compiled an annual report that gives us a big-picture look at how our students compare to their counterparts in other states.

    While there are persistent challenges, many tied to poverty, the report has some positive trends certainly worth noting.

  • Insects alive early after warm winter

    By Tracy Harris
    Landmark News Service
    A mild winter and warm spring has more people outside and active — and they have company.
    Ticks, mosquitoes and other insects are active earlier this year due to unseasonably warm weather and medical professionals are advising people to be cautious of themselves and their pets.
    But most pests are just, well, pesky.
    Only the black-legged ticks species carries lyme disease and it is rare in Kentucky. More cases are reported in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the northeast.

  • Lead poisoning isn’t just a thing of the past

    By Katherine Jett

     

     

    Last week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it had revised its more than 20 year old policy regarding lead poisoning in children.

    While lead poisoning may sound like a disease of the past, it is currently the most preventable environmental disease of young children in the United States today.

  • Bathrooms should be open during mobile food pantry

     

    I am writing in regards to the Mobile Food Pantry that comes to the Henry County Fairgrounds the fourth Wednesday of every month.

    I think this is a great service that is being offered to the less fortunate citizens of Henry County. But there aren’t any restroom facilities available to use. I am a handicapped senior that has bladder issues. I know it is a long time that everyone has to sit in their cars to wait and get the food. If you don’t get there early to get a good place in line, you don’t get hardly any food.

  • Health Department lease was joint effort

     

    As I read Brad Bowman’s article: HCSO’s New Office Open June 4th, last week, I was surprised to see a glaring omission. The move was, in part, due to the Henry County Health Department.   However The Henry County Health Department Board was not mentioned in the article.

  • Carrying on the table talk tradition

    A few years ago, my mother gave me one of my most prized possessions.

    It wasn’t a huge flat screen television or the latest iPhone. She gave me my grandparents’ kitchen table.

    It has a worn quartered ash top; two insertable leaves; thick scrolling legs. They had a dining room table that seemed much more elegant and contemporary, but it was only used for the overflow of family that was there on Christmas night. Otherwise, it sat in a separate room like a dainty showroom piece from the 70s.

  • People: The charm of Henry County

    By Candy Clarke

    Charm is defined as “attractiveness; the power to delight or attract people.” In my opinion, that equates to a place called Henry County.

  • Vote Lyle for Circuit Court Clerk

    A couple of months ago my truck needed some mechanical repairs. I found an experienced mechanic to do the work. Following Ike I needed a new roof on my house. I sought out a qualified roofer to install the new roof.

    That is the way most of us think. We want the most qualified doctor, lawyer, or electrician to do the things we need performed. We appreciate experience.