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Letters

  • Thanks to principal for good job

    Thank you to Lane Morris, the new principal at New Castle Elementary for doing such a great job this year. You care about each individual student’s needs. You’ve brought some much needed change to the school. Keep up the good work!

    Kathy and Stephen Stangle

  • A chance to rekindle the sense of community

  • Tourism is key for Kentucky

    When Kentucky first got into the tourism business, James Monroe was on track to become the country’s fifth president, Daniel Boone was still alive and a 7-year-old boy named Abraham Lincoln was preparing to move from here to Indiana with his family.

    Many things have changed since 1816, of course, but that first attraction – Mammoth Cave – still remains one of the most-visited places in Kentucky, with more than 400,000 people traveling there each year.

  • Thank you for help during tornado tragedy

    It is with great gratitude that I send you this note of appreciation for those of you who have helped the Spies family during our tragedy. We are very fortunate to live in a society of thoughtful citizens such as you. From the time the tornado struck our home until now many of you have showered us with so many different gifts as well as shown many acts of kindness in different ways. Thank you so very much for all of your continued support.

    May God continue to bless you richly.

    Janet Spies and family

  • Vote Lackey on May 17

    I write this letter to the people of Henry and surrounding counties to talk about the candidacy of my good friend, John F. Lackey, for Commissioner of Agriculture. I have known him for a long time, and had the honor of serving with him in the Kentucky Senate.

  • Vote Gritton on May 17

    I am writing this letter in support of my good friend Stewart Gritton, Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture.

  • Nothing is really “free”

    Who could be against a new “free” courthouse in New Castle? Fortunately, John Logan Brent can see beyond “free.”

    There are always costs associated with anything “free,” and our County Judge - Executive has correctly identified many of them. Loss of current rental income is just one of the reasons to refuse this offer.

  • Care Month

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time to shine the light on the foster care experience. Let’s start with some figures:
    • More than 6,800 Kentucky children and youth are in out-of-home care, with 75 to 80 percent of those in foster care. Most are placed in temporary foster care due to parental neglect or abuse.
    • The average age of a child in care: 10.7 years.
    • More than 73 percent of the children/youth in care are white; 19.3 percent are black and 4.3 percent are Hispanic.

  • In One Word

    We asked the Local’s Facebook friends for their reaction, in one word, to the news that Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed. Here are some of their responses:

  • April is child abuse prevention month

    Childhood is supposed to be an age of innocence, but for too many in the Commonwealth it’s a time of suffering.  In 2009 a report revealed that Kentucky led the nation in the number of children who die as a result of abuse and neglect. Statistics show that every minute in Kentucky, two children are victims of abuse and neglect that can leave emotional and physical scars that last a lifetime.  No doubt there are countless more cases that go unreported.