Today's Opinions

  • Seeking volunteers

    Seeking volunteers

    On Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m., the New Castle Patriotic Festival will meet at New Castle City Hall to begin planning next year’s festival.

  • Improvements in education

    Not long after the start of each school year, Kentucky begins getting report cards on the overall progress our students are making.  These annual updates give the public the chance to learn if we are still heading in the right direction academically.

  • Club with rich history of service dissolves

    Our Campbellsburg Woman’s Club was founded in 1906 and federated by the Kentucky Women’s Club in 1908. The club was founded by Mrs. J.T Jefferies, and its first president was Mrs. Noble Humston. 

    The objective of this organization was friendship, culture, social services and the promotion of better conditions in the community.

    One of the club’s first projects was the establishment of a town library in 1908. Though it had a happy beginning, the project has come to a sad end.   

  • To clarify offerings

    The Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities does not offer educational classes, but the health department has that responsibility. KCHC is a group of community members and stakeholders from many entities coming together. I do not work for them, but I am a community organizer for North Central District Health Department and Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging. 

  • News about the flu vaccine

    by Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s really tough to stay on top of all the health news these days. Since the flu season is right around the corner, here’s a snapshot of recent news stories about the flu vaccine. 


    Flu shot helps people with diabetes 

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Sept. 16

    The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. Let us pray that we never forget those who have never returned home to their families.

  • Has SNAP changed?

    On Aug. 29, I was in line at [a local convenience store] in Eminence and I was shocked at what I saw. 

    The lady in front of me bought 12, 16-ounce beers and a pack of cigarettes and nothing else with her SNAP card. They took her card and okayed the purchase. 

    So, now the government supports your alcohol and tobacco habit? This costs our taxpayers untold amounts of money in health care and alcohol-related care and deaths.

  • Thanks for support

    I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to each and every one who helped make the Odd Fellows parade a success. 

    To those who loaned us their vehicles, their wagon and their time to come out and participate, we say thank you. To the fire departments, sheriff’s office, Henry County band, we so much appreciate all you do.