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Today's Opinions

  • Fourth of July celebrates freedom, history

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birthday,” commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • News, roads agitate my spirit and mind

    This is one of those race-to-the-bottom columns.

    I’ve tried in vain to access my superego countless times during the week with the intention of writing about some uplifting topic.

    A very divided United Kingdom voting to destroy continental unity and scuttle their long relationship with the European Union — what largely seems a system to oversee commerce and to bolster the economy there — makes it seem naive to talk about the evidence I see of an improving economy at home.

  • Newsprint is alive and well — here’s proof

    Despite the doom and gloom predictions that print is dead, community newspapers like the Henry County Local are flourishing.
    But why?
    First and foremost, we are the only consistent local media presence in the county. While there are others who pop in and out when “big” news hits, we’re here with our readers week in and week out to bring you a variety of coverage, including the “big” story, and so much more.

  • Patriotic Fest committee says thanks

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival Committee would like to thank the following for their generous support of the recently held Patriotic Festival. Without the support of the following individuals and organizations we could not have had such a successful event.

  • Positive sign point to economic development

    “Site Selection” is not a magazine most of us would keep on our coffee table, but for those in government and business who track economic development, this publication is one not to be missed.
    Fortunately, it has had a lot of good things to say about Kentucky in recent years, and over the past two, it has awarded us its annual Governor’s Cup for having more major job announcements than any other state on a per capita basis.

  • What St. Catharine meant to The Berry Center

    After starting The Berry Center in 2011, the first project we took on was what became the Berry Farming Program at St. Catharine College, a school founded by The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Springfield in 1931.

  • Kentucky at forefront in hemp production

    As senators from Kentucky, we’ve been fortunate to meet many of the farmers who help make our state work. Agriculture is a vital part of Kentucky’s economy, and we’ve learned from Kentucky’s farmers that one way to keep our state’s agricultural sector growing is to explore new, viable cash crops for the state. This is why we’ve put our support behind expanding industrial hemp research.

  • Kentucky at forefront in hemp production

    As senators from Kentucky, we’ve been fortunate to meet many of the farmers who help make our state work. Agriculture is a vital part of Kentucky’s economy, and we’ve learned from Kentucky’s farmers that one way to keep our state’s agricultural sector growing is to explore new, viable cash crops for the state. This is why we’ve put our support behind expanding industrial hemp research.