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Opinion

  • Notice:

    The Henry County Local will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Early advertising and editorial deadlines of Friday, Jan. 15, by noon will apply for the Jan. 20 issue.

  • By U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie

  • Life coaches sometimes indicate that New Year’s resolutions are a bit toxic, because they typically set the resolvers up for quick failure. And, so, they should be avoided.
    I made a resolution over the holidays, but it isn’t all that difficult or complicated.

  • Henry County made national news last week after a Henry County High School student’s Facebook post about seeing another student refused lunch went viral, caught wind and sailed across local airwaves, across the country and even across the pond hitting the news in London.

    The student’s post expressed frustration with the school district for not allowing the other student to have a meal because her lunch account was overdue. 

  • In Aesop’s fable of the ant and the grasshopper, the ant works through the summer to create a store of food for the winter while the grasshopper laughs at him and spends his summer days playing. When winter comes, the ant has enough food to last through the cold months while the grasshopper dies of starvation. It is a cautionary tale of the importance of preparing for hard times even in times of plenty.

  • If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.
    This year is a prime example, with several high-profile measures having been considered by the General Assembly before.  That includes those addressing booster seats, dating violence and an update of the state’s telecommunications laws.

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     A Well-deserved ‘Thank you’

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    Thanks for gathering

    On Thursday, November 20, Providence New Castle had their Residents Family & Friends Thanksgiving meal. 

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    When it comes to the holiday where you’re supposed to be grateful, I’ve long picked up bad vibes from around the dinner table.

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    As I was driving to work last week on one of those particularly cold mornings, my car beeped at me and alerted me to the fact I only had enough gas to get ten more miles down the road.

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    First Class

    I would like to commend the faculty and students of Henry County High School for again honoring past and present veterans, for anyone who has served their country or is now serving their country.

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    After years of refusing to get drawn into arguments about pollution — many others refer to it as “global warming” — there’s been a breakthrough big enough to bring an end to my silence.

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    Thanks to Hometown Pizza

     

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    With seasonally cool temperatures blowing in from the north, it’d probably feel comforting to light a blaze in the fireplace and feel the warmth radiate into the living room.

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    Early next week, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, our nation will pause to pay tribute to its veterans.

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    Thanks for park

    Too many times a nice gesture such as a “Thank you” goes unsaid.  It’s such a small couple of words with a huge impact.  I would like to take the opportunity to do just that.  

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    I was in college getting ready to head to campus for finals when I got the phone call no military wife wants to get.

    “There’s been an accident. Eight of our men are dead. Your husband could have been one of them.”

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    County economic development efforts

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    As a voter, I take advantage of opportunities to learn more about the candidates asking for my vote. Yard signs and sensationalized TV ads don’t tell me much, so I try to find ways to look a little deeper at those interested in representing me at local, state or federal levels.