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Opinion

  • In response to Mr. Jon Parks’ letter to the editor in last week’s paper (“Get your own house in order, first,” Dec. 8), I think it is first important to note who Jon Parks is and why he would write such a letter.

  • Nestled in southeast Henry County in the village of Bethlehem is a treasure – the little Bethlehem post office. And yes, I am prejudiced, but perhaps less because I happen to live in Bethlehem than because of the hustle and bustle that I have experienced in big-city post offices, such as New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and, most recently, Louisville.

  • After reading the lead story in the Nov. 24 issue of the Henry County Local, regarding the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting, I am reminded of that old idiom about putting your own house in order before you start giving out advice.

    Judge Executive John Logan Brent, and Magistrate Nick Hawkins pushed a motion to require Henry County fire departments to submit annual budgets and submit to annual audits or risk losing their county collected funds.

  • If you visited our Website over the weekend, you may have noticed something different.

    It was a brief, unintentional unveiling of our new platform. As the platform wasn’t supposed to debut until Dec. 4, the old website was put back up almost as soon as we noticed the faux pas.

    There’s no denying that our soon-to-be old website left quite a bit to be desired. In fact, we were more than a little embarrassed by it. It was not the professional product we wanted to deliver to you.

  • Christmas is a time for joy, but for hundreds of Kentucky children who are victims of abuse and neglect, Christmas joy depends on the generosity of people like you.

    Sunrise Children’s Services provides care for over 500 of these children across Kentucky and we need your help in making their Christmas a little brighter this year. Your donation can help provide children and teens with a few simple toys, needed clothes, and other presents that they’ll get to open on Christmas morning.

  • It never fails. As we head into Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn into what I’m thankful for — I imagine many of us experience that.
    Throughout the year, I think of these things, but often don’t write them down.

  • When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.  They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.

    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts.  They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • It’s that time of year again when children and children at heart alike will dress up in celebration of Halloween and while some of them will attempt to cause the biggest fright reaction, all of them will go back to being normal the next day. What’s really scary is the lack of vision and courage our current jailer presents.

  • To the person that hit and killed our dog Zora and did not stop and tell us, we are thankful everyone is not like you.

  • Lucille Roederer Rothenburger, age 89 of Eminence, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Ernestine (Rupp) Roederer.

    She is survived by one daughter, Pat Doyle, Dayton, Ohio; and one son, Art Rothenburger, Eminence.

    Funeral services were held at noon, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Prewitt Eminence Funeral Home. Rev. Garry Polston, pastor of Eminence United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in Resthaven in Louisville. Visitation was held after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

  • The New Castle Lion’s Club wishes to thank the family of Jesse “Buster” Chisholm. Their request to family, friends and acquaintances to support the Lion’s Club in honor of Buster through donations versus flowers at his recent funeral, has currently raised $280. The club wishes to thank all of those who have donated.

  • Tomorrow morning, a few hundred Henry Countians will gather in the gym at Henry County High School for a special ceremony.

    There, the school’s Junior ROTC cadets will honor the county’s many veterans. It’s a ceremony that never fails to make me cry.

    All too often, we fail to recognize veterans. Whether or not we agree with the particular war they fought in, we owe them a thank you.

  • I am writing in response to the politically motivated letter from Harold Bratton (who is not even a resident of the city) stating that Campbellsburg City Hall needs a change.

  • I would like to thank everyone who recently came out to the 11th Annual New Castle Fall Fling on Saturday, Oct. 2.  It was a tremendous success.

    I would like to thank everyone who brought their cars, trucks, and tractors to our car show.  It was enjoyed by everyone.  I want to thank the many vendors who came and set up all around the Courthouse. Thank you’s also go out to our entertainment of LA Entertainment, Six Miles South, and TumbleTime.

  • October is National Breast Awareness Month. Now is the time for flu immunizations. Has there been anything published to educate the community regarding both events? Seems our tax dollars should be utilized by the local health departments for just this purpose.

  • Alright, Henry County, it’s time. Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., the doors open for you to exercise your right to vote.

    It’s a right we have that many in this world do not. Too few of us exercise it. Residents in some countries risk life and limb to cast their first votes.

    It’s right we are so often told, albeit via political rhetoric, that men and women in uniform died to protect. A right they’ve died to give to others.

  • At this busy time of year with elections, the holidays, etc. there is something I want to talk about.  Child abuse — harsh words, ugly words.  Words I don’t want to think about.

  • I find it amusing that someone who should promote healthy living, does not see the benefit of the new Henry County Recreational and Service Park to our community!

  • I am requesting your vote for my son-in-law, Ronnie Stephens for jailer. He has given many hours helping with youth sports activities in the county.