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Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor

    Thank you all for hosting the Back to School Bash (Henry County Baptist Association) and for the generous school supplies that were donated by the churches and businesses to our family. We really appreciate everything and it saved us from the crowds and mess at the stores for school supplies. We even were fed free with hotdogs, chips and drinks, too. Thank you to all that donated the school supplies and food. It was much appreciated, and we didn’t expect my son’s school supplies list to be completed. We are so thankful for the community’s generosity.

    Jeannean Chesser Heber
    Pendleton

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: The work remains
  • 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.