Today's Opinions

  • Here we go again

    Crack, meth, runaway kids, missing persons, sexual assaults and increase in crime. These have all been put out there as possible excuses for not having cruising in Eminence. (Shawn) Bright said gas stations and restaurant managers remember that cruising was good for business and are saying yes to cruising. Mr. (Jim) Pettit says it wasn’t good for business at his Dairy Mart, it sounds like sour grapes.

  • To the Henry County pastors, churches and community: we need help!

    The school year ends and a new one is right around the corner!

  • To the Biggest Losers - you can do it

    To the soon to be contestants in Henry County’s Biggest Loser contest — you CAN do it.

    Some time in mid-January, I stepped on my trusty bathroom scale, like many of you do, and didn’t like what I saw.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Choices are blessings, not burdens

    When I was newly married and in charge of a household for the first time, I considered shopping for groceries a lot of fun and I looked forward to the novelty of my weekly trip.  Pears?  Apples?  Grapes? Hamburger?  Pork Chops?  Roast?  Having the responsibility of making choices about which foods to buy for my husband and me was exhilarating, and I eagerly met the challenge.

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  • We are on the right path

    Students may be settling into their summer break, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to put away report cards just yet.  This is the time of year when we learn more about the progress our schools have been making.

    As it has been for some time now, the news is good.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fire department is appreciated

    I had a chance on Saturday to go to the Fish Fry with my wife and kids at the New Castle Fire House. We had a very good time Everyone was just so friendly and helpful. You know they do a lot for our community with their volunteering and fund raising. They are always ready to do what needs to be done. We have a lot of fine folks, men and women in the local fire departments working to make Henry County a better and safer place. I cannot speak for others but as per the Cook family we are very proud of you guys and girls and we appreciate all that you do.

  • Thanks for support of Lions Club event

    On behalf of the New Castle Lions Club, I would like to thank everyone that came out to our fourth annual truck and tractor pull held at the fairgrounds May 14 and 15.

  • A ring lost, found and returned

    When the phone rang at Coomes Law Office, Earl “Hammer” Smith was calling from the Henry County History Center.  Mr. Smith was looking for old yearbooks from Eminence High School.  My husband, Ben, advised him to call the library.  Mr. Smith told him that he had tried both the school and Henry County libraries only to be told they didn’t have any Eminence yearbooks. 

    “What years are you looking for?” Ben asked.