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Letters

  • 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.

  • Alcohol awareness month: YoCo takes a stand

    The Henry County CARE Team’s Youth Coalition, better known as YoCo, would like to announce that April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
    This week we are hosting a Spirit Week at both Eminence and Henry County Middle and High Schools. Our goals for the week are to raise awareness of teen alcohol consumption, get students actively involved in making good decisions, and, of course, have a little fun.

  • Kentucky State Police-Post 5, Campbellsburg celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 10-16

    National Public Safety Telecommunications Week was established by the United States Congress in 1991 to recognize the dedicated professionals who link the public to emergency services.  Kentucky State Police is joining the efforts to celebrate the more than 200,000 telecommunicators throughout the United States.

  • Good job Jimmy!


    Jimmy Simpson’s explanation in last week’s Local about saving money on the Henry County Water project was refreshing to read, especially in these times when no one seems to care how much money they spend, or whose money it is they are spending. Good job Jimmy! Now if I could just convince you to become a Wildcat fan!

    Beverly Malin
    Campbellsburg

  • YoCo: Thanks to school districts

  • Tornado victims express thanks


    On Feb. 28, 2011, our home was destroyed by the tornado in Eminence, Ky.  We are so grateful to be a part of such a supportive and generous community.  There are not enough words to express our heartfelt gratitude.  Thank you so much.  Your kindness will never be forgotten.

    Gregg, Marsha and Tommy Williams

  • Humane Society of Oldham County provides low cost spay/neuter

    I would like to take this opportunity to compliment Ms. Phyllis McLaughlin on her insightful understanding of the animal control problems facing Henry and Trimble County.  Her perspective titled “Irresponsibility at heart of animal control,” published February 16, 2011, precisely states the core problem.

  • CSBG funding is critical

    President Obama is faced with a budget that is spiraling out of control and we all agree that spending has to be cut. But where and whom do we hurt in the process? The President’s recent State of the Union address specifically targeted the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) as a program for which he would cut funding by 50%. Few people know what CSBG is and how it impacts their community.