Today's Opinions

  • Thankfully there is no escape from our loving God

    I’ve been in county jails and state prisons to visit inmates.  As a high school sophomore, I toured Missouri’s maximum prison in Jefferson City, Missouri.  On that trip, I got my one and only glimpse of the gas chamber, which was then Missouri’s chosen means of execution.  

    Being inside and hearing doors lock behind you is an eerie experience, even for a visitor.  Even the thought of being locked up with no opportunity to escape gives me the willies.  

  • Love yourself, enroll in healthcare

    Ah, poor February, the shortest month of the year and the only month that is extended by one day every four years and that still leaves it a day short of all its eleven brethren. 

  • Dinner out to support our students
  • Phone company president supports new communications laws

    In my travels across the Commonwealth, I hear from folks excited about their new smartphones, their modern tablets, and their high-speed Internet connections at home.  I interact with businesses that are thriving because of their modern broadband connectivity, both wired and wireless. 

  • Get your motor running - not

    Simple as it is, my first ever carport is doing its job — sparing me from the worst ravages of winter.

    In the latest proof that “it’s better to be lucky than good,” the only move-in-ready house we could find in our relocation last year also provided an overhang just big enough to squeeze both our Chevys under.

    I haven’t had to suffer frozen fingers or numbness from scraping frost off my windshield even once, despite the Midwestern chill.

  • 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.