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Today's Opinions

  • Outdoor events always at mercy of Mother Nature

    A good event planner thinks of everything. After choosing a date, picking just the right venue, setting a schedule, lining up participants and volunteers, there are hundreds of emails and phone calls to confirm all the plans and be as ready as possible for the big day.

    Despite all efforts, there is one aspect of the day that even the best planner has absolutely no control over – the weather.

  • Men: It's okay to hug your dad on Father's Day

    Editor’s Note: The following column from Joe Yates, Average Joe, is reprinted by request.

  • Cruising the insect superhighway

    If there’s one interstate I regret not having easy access to, it’s the so-called bug superhighway meant to facilitate millions of monarchs migrating from wintering grounds in Mexico to patches of milkweed in the Midwest.

    Developing a long garden spot to shepherd these butterflies on their 3,000-mile round-trip journey to reproduce is the centerpiece of the new federal plan meant to curb the steep drop in monarch numbers.

  • Cruising the insect superhighway

    If there’s one interstate I regret not having easy access to, it’s the so-called bug superhighway meant to facilitate millions of monarchs migrating from wintering grounds in Mexico to patches of milkweed in the Midwest.

    Developing a long garden spot to shepherd these butterflies on their 3,000-mile round-trip journey to reproduce is the centerpiece of the new federal plan meant to curb the steep drop in monarch numbers.

  • Kentucky depends on auto industry

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.

    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.

  • The Local is your community newspaper

    Welcome to a free sample of the Henry County Local!

    As a courtesy to our residents and as a way to introduce or remind you about our newspaper, we’ve mailed a free Local to every residence in the county.

  • Be who you are wherever God sends you

    “Holy, holy, holy,” cried the heavenly beings called Seraphim. With that clarion call to worship, Isaiah, not yet a prophet, sensed he was in trouble. “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips...” 

  • Kentucky Storm is brewing in Henry County

    The Kentucky Storm Football Team, LLC, a member of the Kentucky Football League, is playing its first of five home football games at Henry County Recreational and Service Park in New Castle on June 6.