Today's Opinions

  • Time for us to 'come together...right now'

    By Mark Fassio, guest columnist

    DISCLAIMER:  If this piece makes it into the Local, you’ll be reading it as I’m emerging  from cancer surgery #4.  So if there’s any objections to what I’ve written, wait for my post-op recovery before coming after me, ok?

  • Washington Lodge plays role in all our heritage

    The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows is an African-American fraternal organization founded in 1843. Although the GUOOF still exists, its overall membership has declined sharply, just as the number of fraternal organizations everywhere has fallen. 

  • Not many snakes slither in Henry County

    On sunny but cool spring days, snakes warming up their cold-blooded selves on the heat-absorbing blacktop is their version of a human basking in a campfire.

    It happened fairly often that snakes would sprawl out in the middle of an Indiana country road to get comfortable. As a young driver, I learned the hard way that bump in the road wasn’t a piece of tire or other kind of long, skinny debris that commonly appear in the highway, but it was the snake who paid the awful price.

  • CodeRed should be used for city emergencies

    CodeRed should be used for city emergencies

    I’ve been signed up for CodeRed for some time now and, while this service could be very useful, I have to admit that I don’t understand how the city is using it. 

  • Patriotic Festival had community support

    Patriotic Festival had plenty of community support 

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors that helped support the Patriotic Festival on June 13.  

    Without you, the volunteers, county employees and Judge John Logan Brent, City of New Castle employees, and countless others, this event could not have been held. 

  • A thank you from Harvest Showcase organizers

    A thank you from Harvest Showcase organizers

    The Henry County Harvest Showcase Organizing Committee would like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday, July 25, to shop, play, eat and enjoy the day at the fairgrounds during the 16th annual Showcase event.

  • Crime report shows Kentucky remains one of the safest states in the nation

    For decades now, Kentucky State Police has annually compiled a comprehensive look at crime across the commonwealth, giving the public and law enforcement alike a much clearer picture of the challenges we face.

    The reports come out each summer and pull together data from local and state agencies, highlighting both short- and long-term trends.  

  • Why did the turtle cross the road?

    I was in a hurry to get somewhere, as usual. I was waiting rather impatiently for the light to change so I could get on my way. Little did I know I would witness the happy ending of a life and death situation.

    I was sitting in the coveted pole position at the light of a four-way intersection. From my vantage point, I could see that when the turning traffic cleared the next light, I would have smooth sailing to my destination.