Today's Opinions

  • Do we really need a new library?

    I was so glad to read Wayne Gunnell’s letter in the Local last week. I agree with everything he said. I wish I had attended the Library meeting on Nov. 3, 2011, but as usual I thought my opinion won’t matter and didn’t go.

    But I just keep thinking with the bad economy we don’t need a new library or to build anything right now.

    The Library Board said they need more space, more parking spaces, more computers, more, more, more.

  • Beginning Farmer Academy gets under way Jan. 20

    The Beginning Farmer Class will get under way Jan. 20, with plans for weekly sessions each Friday through February and into March, with further sessions later in the year. Most sessions will be 9 a.m. through lunch, rotating between Henry, Shelby and Oldham County Extension Offices.  The first two sessions will be held at the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Sewing teaches practical skills

    Sewing is a skill that complements the total development of the individual. It teaches concrete, measurable skills and provides an incremental learning curve, in which each success allows for the next project to be attempted. The new sewing project year will begin meeting two days a week. 

    The first year participants will meet on Mondays from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Henry County Extension office on Jan. 23. Those that have sewn in the past will begin on Thursdays starting Jan. 19.

  • Preventing teen suicide

    According to a report released by the Surgeon General two years ago a young person commits suicide every two hours in our country.  In fact suicide now claims the lives of more adolescents than any disease or natural cause.

    It should also be noted that adolescents commit suicide at a higher rate than that of any other age group.  What is even more alarming is there are even more suicidal attempts and gestures than there are actual completed suicides.

  • General Assembly has a lot to consider

    Early this week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to begin another legislative session, which in even-numbered years lasts for 60 days and runs through mid-April.  

    Gov. Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal. Redistricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

  • Thank you

    How many times in our lives are there people who are in our community that do something special for us and we never take the time to thank them properly?

  • Library article was misleading

    The news article in the Dec. 21, 2011, Henry County Local concerning the need for a new Henry County Library was totally misleading. Here is the other side of the story that I observed as a citizen during the Nov, 3, 2011, Henry County Library meeting. Note: There was not a Henry County Local reporter in attendance during this meeting.

  • Thank you for Christmas in New Castle help

    The recent Christmas in New Castle was a huge success. We had the biggest crowd ever. I want to start out by thanking everyone who came out to support Christmas in New Castle.