Today's Opinions

  • Lack of sewer is the reason for lack of variety

    Whenever the “Henry County Local” reports on the proposal Thorntons made to invest more than $8 million here by building a travel center at Pendleton’s Interstate 71 exit, people always wonder why put in another gas station when four already operate there.

  • Adding new voices to the addiction discussion

    The community’s ongoing response to the opioid addiction crisis became the theme of this edition of the “Henry County Local.” That wasn’t exactly planned.

  • Reckoning with addiction in Henry County

    By John Inscore Essick

    Port Royal Baptist Church

    Readers of this newspaper know by now that Henry County is in the midst of an addiction crisis.  Like so many communities in Kentucky and beyond, the people of Henry County are working to comprehend addiction and respond wisely, effectively and sustainably.  

  • Car show will also honor Vietnam veterans


    The Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 155 has been named by the Department of Defense as a partner in commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the Vietnam War (www.Viewnamwar50th.com). 

    DAVA members have organized a Vietnam War Veterans Tribute Truck/Car/ Motorcycle Show for Aug. 12 with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 891 Ballardsville Road. Car show participants will also participate in the Eminence Day parade.

  • An introduction is in order. Meet Kristen...

    By Kristen Lowry

    I’m not from around here.

    In fact, before I moved here, the entirety of what I knew about Henry County came from Wendell Berry novels. Before I had ever heard of Port Royal, I had spent many hours with my nose in a book, exploring Port William.

    Then, in 2015, true love, via eHarmony, brought me to New Castle to marry the pastor of the Baptist church.

  • We make going viral our constant goal

     Last Friday served as a fairly routine day around the “Henry County Local” office as I typed up notes, answered phone calls and sent e-mails, despite the fact the newspaper could celebrate another unsurpassed online achievement.

  • Letters to the Editor, July 12, 2017

     Objects to testing school clubs for drugs

    First, our government wants to invade our privacy in everything we do. Now, [Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent] Buddy Berry wants to do the same thing in our schools.

    I understand the concept behind drug testing athletes and drivers transporting students in buses, but drug testing students in clubs is going too far. What’s next? Are they going to start coming into our homes?

  • Help others find their way to Recovery

    By Denise Perry 

    Henry County Deputy Judge-Executive

    As communities confront the addiction crisis running through them, everyone realizes that multiple and varied approaches are necessary. 

    Pastors and concerned citizens have been meeting for over a year.  One of the results of their efforts was Celebrate Recovery, which is now supporting individuals dealing with the struggles of rescuing themselves or someone they love.