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Today's Opinions

  • Good to graduate, good to go?

    Graduating is weird. Seriously, it’s one of the most bizarre ceremonies we, as human beings take part in. We wear some ugly robes and hats, trudge across a stage, take a piece of rolled-up paper from some other robe-wearing goons and-voila!-you’re an adult.

  • We must invest in our community

    Ricky Doyle

    GOP Candidate, County Judge Executive

    Scenic roads, beautiful landscapes, grazing cattle, friendly and hard-working people are just some of the reasons why I like living in Henry County.  Often we take for granted the many assets that this county has to offer, but if we want to bring more business into our county, we need to promote our county. All of us should have community investment in the future of our county’s growth.

  • Do you need something to do?

    Chris Brooke

    Editor

    “Do you need something to do?” ranks among the top questions that I hate to hear.

    Having that query posed to me probably means my features have twisted themselves into an expression of bafflement or irritation.

    As someone who likes to stay occupied and keep working towards goals, I want to avoid a lot of downtime.

    Fortunately for me, then, the business of setting up my new home means there’s been no shortage.

  • The time to come together is now

    This morning the dust is settling, and after a long campaign season,  we have discovered who the winners of partisan primaries are. Those who will advance to the general election in November, and a few who have actually won their elections.  
    To those who have won their primary and face no opposition in November, congratulations.  
    The time has come for winners and losers to come together and focus on fighting the common foe.

  • Exciting new businesses coming to Henry County

    May has been an exciting month for our cities around the county. Campbellsburg is making real progress in finishing the Community Center, Pleasureville is looking forward to the opening of the Amish Restaurant for lunch only on May 30, Eminence has McDonald’s opening on May 29 at 5 a.m. and the Eminence Apothecary has its doors open as well. New Castle is looking forward to the new drug store being open, and Henry County has much to offer to any who might want to check us out.

  • LETTERs TO THE EDITOR

    Festival coming soon

    This year the New Castle Patriotic Festival will honor World War II veterans.

    On Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. , we will have arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, and there is still room for more booths.

    We will have a parade. You can be in it with the celebrities, beauty queens, floats, businesses, political candidates, bicycles, tractors, etc.

  • NO EXCUSES, JUST DO IT — VOTE

    When the Local reporters go to city council and fiscal court meetings, more often than not, we are the only citizens there. And I honestly feel as though it is the job of the newspaper to attend these meetings and let our readers know what’s going on. We’re happy to serve our readership in that capacity.

    Sometimes, though, I wish citizens would take more interest in local government. I certainly don’t expect folks to attend all those monthly meetings, but there is one simple thing people can do to take part in their local government – VOTE.

  • I HAUL, WE HAUL, U–HAUL

    Christopher Brooke

    Editor

    My relocation to Kentuckiana across the Appalachians from Virginia brought  home my hoarding ways.

    My wrestling match with all of my stuff to put it on rental trucks left me battered and bruised and exhausted, though not bloodied, at least.

    Yes, I said trucks. My wife Beth and I loaded a U-Haul truck way back in February in order to empty out and leave in my parent’s basement for the time being.