Today's Opinions

  • Glad city history is appreciated

    I was very pleased with Chris Brooke’s column about the Mesker storefronts in New Castle that appeared in the last issue of the Local.

    Speaking on behalf of many others, it is heartening to know that someone relatively new to the area “feels good about working in a community in which much history has been kept intact.” 


    — Joseph Yates,  Eminence

  • Thanks for support

    The Henry County Family Resource Center and Youth Service Center would like to thank each of you who took your time to help us with our 2014 Christmas for Kids program.

    With your generous donations and sponsorships, we were able to serve over 90 children in the Henry County school district.

    We are each truly blessed to work in such a caring and giving community!


  • Kentucky lost a 'true statesman' in Ford

    Late last week, Kentucky lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.

    Since then, there have been numerous accolades about his many accomplishments in Washington, D.C. – from helping to write and pass the Family and Medical Leave Act to promoting Kentucky’s signature coal and tobacco industries – but it is worth noting that several actions taken during his time as governor continue to benefit Kentuckians today.

  • Breaking through the glass ceiling

    There’s a quote that says, “Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

    If that is the case, I was witness to a very rare history-making event and I almost missed it.

    At the beginning of last week’s Henry County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, Miranda Clubb was named the chair of the board. It was an agenda item that could have easily been overlooked and it happened so quickly and quietly, I had little time to jump up and grab a quick picture to preserve the moment.

  • Senate passes four bills in first week of session

    By Paul Hornback, State Senator

    “Creating Kentucky jobs and strengthening Kentucky families” — this is how our caucus defined the overall goals of the Senate this session, and I’m proud to report that four of our priority bills to accomplish those objectives passed the Senate in our first week and are now on the way to the House.

  • Mesker: a legacy cast in iron

    Unexpectedly, I felt a burst of Evansville, Ind., hometown pride while talking to New Castle Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke last week.

    It didn’t occur to me while seeking the history of the city’s Locker building — on which there’s still a lot of blanks to fill in, if anybody out there would like to help — several artifacts from 160 miles away would turn up.

  • Prepare for judgment


    Are you ready?

    This question needs to be asked to everyone. 

  • School Board members recognized