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Today's Opinions

  • Letters to the editor Nov. 26, 2014

     

    Student seeks Ky. assistance

    Dear People of the Great State of Kentucky,

    Greetings!  My name is Joaquin and I am a 5th grade student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, California.  

  • Patriotic Fest committee says thanks

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival Committee would like to thank the following for their generous support of the recently held Patriotic Festival. Without the support of the following individuals and organizations we could not have had such a successful event.

  • Newsprint is alive and well — here’s proof

    Despite the doom and gloom predictions that print is dead, community newspapers like the Henry County Local are flourishing.
    But why?
    First and foremost, we are the only consistent local media presence in the county. While there are others who pop in and out when “big” news hits, we’re here with our readers week in and week out to bring you a variety of coverage, including the “big” story, and so much more.

  • Credit for hard work

    Hats off to Deborah Fisher — she’s been a busy lady lately. First off, she had an idea to honor the Odd Fellows for their 144 years of service with a float in the annual New Castle Homecoming  parade. But she was also on the committee for the Friday evening block party, before the homecoming parade. She decided to get all the little children that wanted to ride on the float, that she was going to organize and let them wear costumes around a big birthday cake.  

  • Disappointed with picnic pricing

    My family and I rode over to New Castle [for the Homecoming] picnic Saturday evening, as we have for years, because both of my grandfathers were Odd Fellows. We were charged $20 for four adults, which would have been fine, but it was 9:35 p.m.

    My mom, who is in her 80s, just wanted to ride through. We tried to explain that to Mr. R. Smith, but he insisted on our money at the gate. We weren’t going to be there no time, and it was pouring down like crazy. It never did let up.

  • Improvements in special education benefit Ky. students

    Before the mid-1970s, special education in our country’s public schools was all but non-existent. Many students were either outright denied the opportunity to attend because of their disability, or they received inferior instruction if they were able to enroll.

    That, thankfully, began to change in 1975, when Congress passed the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and required each state to provide appropriate services in this critical area.

  • Choosing to view the world in a positive light

    I have, at times, been accused of being a Pollyanna. It’s not an overly offensive name to be called, especially in light of the fact I’ve been called much worse.

    As a noun, Pollyanna means “an excessively or blindly optimistic person.” As an adjective, the descriptor takes a bit of a turn, being “unreasonably or illogically optimistic.”

  • Recovery program to begin

    On April 28, a public forum was held at Henry Christian Church.  The purpose of this forum was to create awareness and inform the public of the impeding addiction crisis in our county.  Our county Judge-Executive, John Logan Brent, spearheaded this meeting and invited many speakers to weigh-in on the topic with insight and logic.