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Today's Opinions

  • It’s election season, choose wisely

    It is election time again. The purpose for my letter is two fold.

  • Council member sounds off on mayor’s communication

    Last week’s paper reported the Campbellsburg City Council’s disappointment with Mayor Jan Fletcher.  Specifically, the mayor sought out and hired a new attorney to represent the city; fired its current city attorney, but didn’t let the council know he had done so.  The Local accurately reported the council’s concerns, except for one main aspect.  The mayor was asked by City Councilman Rex Morgan if he had considered any Henry County-based attorneys for the position.  The mayor responded that he had tried to contact Attorney Bill Brammell, but an o

  • Thank you for support of Judy Lea

    The Judy Lea Memorial Henry County Children’s Fund would like to thank all who helped make this year’s fund raising dinner such a success. John Rothenburger, Sidney Rothenburger and the Henry County and Eminence Food Service for preparing and serving the food. Eminence Baptist Church youth group for busing tables. The Campbellsburg Show Choir, Henry County Middle School Choir, Eastern Elementary Choir, New Castle third and fourth graders, Henry County Jazz Band, for the entertainment, Dave Gray for auctioneering, Ben Coomes, Donnie Tipton and Harold Bratton for hosting.

  • Documentary twists the truth

    Earlier this year, Mr. Michael Pollan was nominated for an Oscar on a documentary full of lies. Not every documentary film sticks with the full, straight to the point facts/truth. There isn’t a law that states that. For this movie, Food Inc., is filled with lies about America’s farmers and food suppliers. How can a topic that can be so strongly focused on, be blown so out of proportion based on these lies? What can we as farmers do with this situation?

  • Thank you to the City of New Castle

    I would like to thank the New Castle mayor and members of the City Commission for joining into a contract with Liberty Communications, allowing them to install high speed internet transmitters on the New Castle water tower. This will be a great service to the rural citizens of Henry County, allowing us to get away from slow, slow dial-up at a reasonable cost.

    If anyone is interested in high speed internet, please call Liberty Communications at 859-393-8995 or 1-866-505-7332.

    Hugh McBurney

    New Castle

     

  • Ethington has a family too

    This side of the story is nothing short of a tragedy. But every story has two sides. David Ethington had family in the court room too that also cried. He also has two sons that are still crying and a daughter too young to know what is going on. Our family has been life long friends of Dago and this has forever changed our lives as well. While I don’t agree with the choices that the two of them made on that night, they were just that, their choices. There isn’t a day that goes by that David doesn’t think about the choice he made.

  • Response to Bob Cook’s accusations relating to building permits

    As your Judge-Executive, one issue that I have wrestled with is at what point do you publicly respond to mistruths, false accusations, rumors, etc. If you responded to every one of them you would spend all of your time writing letters to the paper and none of your time making sure the business of the county was getting done. Due to the practicality of writing responses it has been my policy to let most of it go, but occasionally you have something that gets blown so out of proportion that you have no choice but to sit down and try to address it the best you can.

  • Where’s the courtesy?

    Courtesy, Common Sense and Safety fly right out the window every school day morning in New Castle.  It’s a “me first” mentality out there, so we need to say extra prayers that we and our children will make it safely to our destinations.  We stop at school to unload our kids, and it doesn’t matter that kids are crossing in the crosswalk and unloading in the cars ahead of us —we’ve got to get past them, we’ve got to get to where we’re going fast! Me first! Zoom!