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Today's Opinions

  • Local switching to paid website

    In recent weeks, we’ve instituted a few relatively small changes to our content that we hope you have enjoyed.

    But another change, that might not be as welcome, is coming.
    On March 23, the Local’s website, www.hclocal.com will become a subscription-based news and information source.

    We will still print our weekly edition, which you still can subscribe to and pick up at multiple locations in the county.

  • Irresponsibility at heart of animal control

    Animal control can be a large expense to county and metropolitan taxpayers, and there is one central reason why: irresponsible pet ownership.

    Basically, overcrowded animal shelters and overwhelmed animal-welfare groups are cleaning up messes made by people who refuse to do the right thing when it comes to their pets. Trust me, I know exactly how expensive this can be.

    Over the past eight years or so, Trimble and Henry counties had been paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Kentucky Humane Society to handle local animal control.

  • Thanks for help in difficult time

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the support you have given us since Austin became ill.  There is not room in this letter to name everyone who has touched our lives these past few months, but you all know who you are. To those who worked so hard on the two benefits we are eternally grateful. To all the businesses that donated items for the benefits we Thank You so much. To everyone who has called, sent a card, brought food, visited, came to the benefits, or just said a prayer for Austin, we will never forget your thoughtfulness.

  • Regulatory reform will open the door to job creation

    At a time when our economy is struggling to recover, Congress has the responsibility to do everything in its power to reduce the costs added by government to doing business and thereby encourage the investment that will lead to economic growth and more American jobs. 

  • Patrick Henry Award winner chosen

    Submitted by Pat Wallace
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    One of the criteria for a person to receive the Patrick Henry Award, the most prestigious given in the county, is that the person has made a tremendous contribution to the betterment of the county and that the overall involvement of this person be without fanfare.

  • If KHS cared, they would help

    I read the piece on the Kentucky Humane Society pulling out on us. Why don’t you do some real investigating and learn the real reason? It is because they are all about making money not animal welfare.

    They don’t want us to shoot dogs (25-cents per bullet), they put dangerous dogs down too, but don’t want the blood on their hands.
    If they really cared about animals they would help us. They make a ton of money with their pet hotels so that is there new “mission?”

  • Emergency Management Office Assistance

    In regard to the recent death due to hypothermia, the Henry County Emergency Services would like to offer assistance. We started this service after the Feb. 2009 ice storm to disabled and medically disadvantaged residents in Henry County. If you have a friend, relative or neighbor that needs to be checked on during extreme weather conditions, please call 845-4916 or 845-5707 for a form so that we know who to contact if the person does not respond to a phone call!

  • Something old is something new

    As you flip through the pages of your Local today, you might notice a few things that are, well, different.

    The first is immediately opposite of this page — Local Buzz.

    The Local staff decided a few months ago that our community calender, or bulletin board, could use a change.

    We wanted to add a few things and remove a couple things, and present them in a more eye catching way.

    Cindy DiFazio and Tawnja Morris came up with the name —Local Buzz, and the rest is history.