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Today's Opinions

  • KSP invites residents to Citizens’ Police Academy

    Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. The Kentucky State Police have developed a new program which taps into that same fascination and curiosity that people have with crime and police work. This new initiative, dubbed the Citizens’ Police Academy, will provide an opportunity for community members to feed their interest with reality.

  • Column: Kentuckians frustrated with health care law

    Throughout August, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District to talk with neighbors, families and small businesses about the direction our country is headed.  As we talk about the bills that have been passed by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, I hear a great deal of frustration in particular about the new health care law.

  • Immature Political Tactics

    When I first told Ricky Doyle that I would consider working for him if he won the Judge Executive’s race, there were two things that I needed: a good clean race with no mud-slinging and to be able to have fun while we campaigned.

  • 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.