The stunt pulled by Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry on Thursday – using the county’s time, manpower and facilities, not to mention likely tapping into tax dollars from nearby jurisdictions – for political purposes surely must have been the greatest grandstand play since Chicken Little streaked around the neighborhood with news about the sky.

In case you were stuck staring at the first images of a black hole in the cosmos, we had a bit of one of our own, a vacuum of good judgment by Sheriff Perry. Martinsville Bulletin