Today's Opinions

  • Congratulations to our own Ironman!

    Here at the Local, we already knew we were blessed with a unique and wonderful sports editor.

    Having worked with a variety of sports editors and writers over the years, I can honestly say Tommie is one in a million — not only does he cover every sport with unbridled enthusiasm, he’s tried just about every sport he covers.

    I think we all gained a new level of respect for him this weekend after he added a new sport to his list, and with it, a new title: Ironman.

  • Thanks for support of Oddfellows

    We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your continued support in helping make our parade a success. A special thanks to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Henry County Band, Henry County JROTC, Browning Pontiac, Safety Kleen, Norms, Longs Auto Sales, Richie Adler and drivers, Eddie Sparks, Pastor Gary Polston, Pastor Doris Harris, Charlie Sevier, Kim Goodloe, Willie Payton, Waymon Thompson, Morris Payton, the Kentucky State University band, and to all those who drove or rode, we say thank you!

  • Kentucky is the ‘Happy Hunting Ground’

    With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.  Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  • Scale numbers are just a start

    When it comes to obesity in America, the numbers on the scale are only the start.

    We produce enough food, for example, to feed each person 3,800 calories a day, when all we need is 2,350. 

  • Fall Fling is Oct. 2

    The 11 th Annual New Castle Fall Fling is Saturday, October 2 from 10 am til 4 pm.  We will have arts & crafts, flea markets, exhibits, food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, farmer’s market, citywide yard sales, quilt show, car, truck and tractor show, and much more. 

  • Kentucky played no small part in women’s history

    Our country celebrated a major milestone: the 90th anniversary of the day when women were granted the right to vote.

    In the push for equality, Kentucky has been a pioneer in many ways.  We became the first state to grant voting rights of any kind to women when, in 1838, those who were single and owned property began voting on matters involving schools.

  • CVFD should not have to pay $52k

    The latest kurfuffle in Campbellsburg centers around a seemingly simple, though rediculous concept — whether or not the city;s fire department should pay the city $52,000.

    Last week, the Campbellsburg City Attorney Graham Whatley said he had been asked by Mayor Jan Fletcher to draft a legal opinion regarding the city’s relationship with its fire department.

    As a result, Whatley cranked out a 20-page, rambling opinion — that could well have been condensed to less than 5 pages — that levels some hefty allegations.

  • What a great year for Hussey’s Relay team

    It has been another great year for the Hussey Relay team.  We raised $13,000.00 this year and hope to keep increasing every year.  We could not have done it without the help from this community.  What a great community it is!!  I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses.