Today's Opinions

  • Leave cruisers alone

    I would like to voice my opinion about the cruising.

    I think it was a good thing. It was good for businesses. It was not kept a secret, so anybody that didn’t want to deal with the situation could prepare for them a day ahead of time, or just go around the cruising.

  • Thanks for support of Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 28th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Saturday, June 12.  The rain held off and it was a success!  

    For the full letter, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • It’s time for residents to speak up

    For several months, members of the Campbellsburg Fire Department have attended the city’s commission meetings, voicing their concerns about the state of the reconstruction of the fire station that burned in March 2009.

    It’s clear that their attendance is no longer sufficient — residents need to demand accountability for completion of the fire station project.

  • How will you spend your $1 today?

    In the age of dollar value menus, dollar stores and 99-cent sodas, we often forget the real value of one dollar.

    Too often, we associate it with something cheap; something that, to be quite honest, probably isn't worth a buck.

    What if that $1 represented the amount of personal energy you have to spend every day?

    Last week, my soul sister shared something she overheard at a Rotary meeting.

    It came up as we talked about the various things people spend their energy on, or, as we were discussing — waste their energy on.

  • Why not consult an ethics committee?

    It seems as if the political witch-hunt of 2010 is underway and P&Z Commissioner Roger Hartlage is in the crosshairs.  While I’m not in support of any person running an illegal commercial landfill, what is underlying here is the rights of a property owner to do personally with their property what they choose, without the government interfering.

  • Recipe for a Cure

    Butch Banta, New Castle Baptist Church Relay Team, said it right when he wrote: RECIPE FOR A CURE: Take one big caring community and; A group of dedicated medical professionals and scientists; With one healthy dose of charitable contributions; In one great common place; Mix together for 12 hours.; Take this mixture along with; All others from around the country and; You take ONE GIANT STEP; Toward a cure for one terrible disease.


  • Thanks for the memories

    I just wanted to comment on the touching story I “got” to read and enjoy about Ben Coomes and the return of his wife’s class ring from Eminence High School, circa 1962 — go Warriors (Class of 1986), loud and proud!

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.