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Today's Opinions

  • 2008 Olympics - in the blink of an eye

    Don’t bother calling it swimming anymore. You might as well call it Phelpsing.

    Many of us, by now, might be tired of hearing Michael Phelps’ name, or seeing him up on the gold medal platform, or hearing that yes, yet again, he’s broken another world record.

    If you blinked the other night, you missed an incredible end to a good race (better even than the 4X100-meter freestyle relay).

  • Thank you for a job well done

    This is just a note of appreciation for the good job done by the fire departments that responded to the recent fire in New Castle. I would also like to say thanks to the La Grange Fire Department for helping out with preventing the devastating loss of the whole block of buildings.

    Bruce Owens, Director, Henry County Emergency Management

  • Selfish hummingbirds?

    For several days I observed a beautiful female ruby-throated hummingbird. She sat just outside my dining room window. I watched as she perched on the branch of an old Mock Orange bush.

  • Do you know what your teen knows and thinks about alcohol?

    It is summer time and your teens may have had more free time on their hands. Most of our teens are making healthy choices this summer – like not drinking alcohol. Unfortunately, there are many who choose to drink. Most young people who start drinking before age 21 do so when they are about 13-14 years old. That is why parents and all adults should send a strong message that underage drinking is not okay.

  • Ode to the home grown tomato

    Guy Clark had it right. There’s nothing in the world better than a home grown tomato. Nothing.

    We have in our office a wonderful tomato fairy. She brings us bags of tomatoes throughout the summer. Tomatoes of all types find their way into our office, and our tummies, thanks to the hard work of an employee and her family, and their tomato plants’ generous over production.

    I don’t know how far back my love of tomatoes goes, but I can remember eating tomato and mayo sandwiches before I was 10.

  • Many helped to make the Henry County Fair a success

    We the New Castle Lions Club, the Henry County Fair Committee and the Henry County Fair Pageant Committee, all become one large group the weeks before the fair and fair week. We as a group would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for your donations this year. For those of you who thought that we could not put this all together, we succeeded! For those of you who didn’t think we could put on a pageant in a livestock arena, we did it very successfully.

  • Schools joining green revolution

    Since Kentucky’s students have made significant strides academically over the years, it only makes sense that the schools themselves are also among the nation’s leaders – in this case, when it comes to the cost of operating them.

  • Children are the future of the market

    The pickup truck with a bed full of watermelons and cantaloupes was backed up to the curb at the Henry County Farmers Market last Saturday. Its bumper sticker read “Born to Farm.”

    It was Kids Day at the Farmers Market and the children representing local farms indeed seemed born to farm.