Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Four for freedom

    Washington, D.C. has the bad news blues.  Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Confederates' flag may return to the attic

    The decision made by South Carolina to lower the flag from their capitol grounds and display it in a museum instead roiled my former home with a related controversy.

  • Tingle thanks community

    Cambree Tingle, 7-year-old daughter of Michele Thompson and James Tingle, will soon participate in the Amerifest Nationals at the Gaylord in Nashville, Tenn. The pageant will take place July 24-26. She will be competing for Humanitarian, A.L.I.C.E. community service award, Runway Fashion Model, National TV Talent, National Festival Wear, National Spokesmodel, as well as formal wear, photogenic and cover model.