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Today's Opinions

  • Consider adoption for your next furry friend

    For as long as I can remember, we’ve had a dog in our home. 

    Hobo, a small, fluffy mixed breed dog, is the first dog I can remember in my life. We lived in Campbellsburg across the old wooden bridge, and Hobo would walk to town with us to the store for a soda during the summer.

  • Clerk needs election workers

    The Henry County Clerk’s Office is in need of precinct election workers and alternates for the primary election on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  

    You must be a registered voter of Henry County and be 18 years of age by Nov. 2, 2015.  

    Please call 845-5705 for more information.

     

    — Shanda Archer, Henry County Clerk

  • Laws passed in final hours of legislative session

    By Paul Hornback, State Senator

    Historical, life-saving legislation was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly during the final hours of the 2015 Session. Senate Bill 192, a comprehensive approach to stymie the scourge of heroin addiction in Kentucky, reached final passage after countless hours of bipartisan work throughout the session. In fact, this is the third year the Senate has led the charge on an anti-heroin bill. SB 192 was signed into law Wednesday morning by Gov. Beshear and is now in effect due to an emergency clause.

  • Alps tragedy prompts precious reminder

    Had anybody looked through my windshield while sitting in the public parking lot behind the Henry County Local for about 10 minutes after my arrival at work last Thursday, they would have seen me perplexed and stunned.

    I heard then for the first time over the radio how truly terrible the Germanwings plane crash in Europe that killed 150 people is. The horror goes beyond the death toll to disbelief about human behavior.

  • Basketball season leaves me odd woman out

    It’s a very awkward time of year for someone who is not a huge college basketball fan.

    Someone like me.

    I am not staying up late watching the games. I am not trolling facebook looking for extra tickets to games. No, I did not watch the game last night. I am not sweating my bracket.

  • Local politicians work together for agriculture and small business
  • Passing laws to encourage economic development

    Each legislative session, the public understandably focuses most of its attention on the biggest issues facing the General Assembly, which this year range from addressing a heroin epidemic to modernizing rules for the telecommunications industry.

  • Family connection to The Locker

    I can shed some light on the history of The New Castle Implement Company, featured in the Local edition of March 4. The gentleman on the left in the picture, A. Thornton Ellis, is my father, and in the middle is Harvey Stone Ellis, my grandfather. My father’s full name was Anthony Thornton Ellis and I am Anthony Thornton Ellis, Jr.