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Opinion

  • John Suter typically is low key in meetings of the Campbellsburg City Council. He certainly participates in discussions about the city’s decisions, but Monday night, he expressed his own frustration at the direction the city has taken

    When he spoke his mind Monday night, it was concise, and pointed, and seemed to sum up the council’s frustration.

    “The money is, it’s crazy. I just want to let you know, I’ve had a lot of people wanting to know who’s running the city and what’s going on. It’s an embarrassment to me. "

  • Thank you to governor Steve Beshear for the commonwealth’s contribution of monies for the new Henry County Health Department.

    There was, however, a group of people missing from the ground breaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9. As Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and the Governor, turned over a spade of dirt, did anyone ask where the Henry County Health Department staff were?

     

  • On behalf of Cedar Lake Lodge, and particularly our 130 employees who make their home in Henry County, we want to thank everyone who has aided, encouraged, supported or welcomed the addition of our Cedar Lake Lodge Park Place homes in the new Henry County Recreational and Services Park.  We’ve long enjoyed our close kinship with Henry County and it is now an even stronger bond.

  • The Henry County Home Health Agency opened in 1976 in New Castle, and provided services to patients in Henry, Oldham, Trimble and Oldham Counties. I worked there from 1997 to 1999 with the last few years as supervisor/coordinator. I retired in 1999 and returned from 2008 to July 1 2010 in the nurse consultant/coordinator position (the eighth coordinator since 1999). In the early 1980s, four counties chose to join together to form the North Central District Health Department for economical as well as to be able to provide better services to the communities.

  • As a tax paying resident of Henry County, I think it’s only reasonable to expect that the road I live on receive the same care and maintenance as any other road in the county.

     

  • The dedication perseverance and volunteer efforts were apparent at the park dedication and ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 9.

  • It’s almost that time. Yard signs are populating yards like bunny rabbits.

    That can only mean one thing — it’s election time. The big day is less than 60 days away. Are you ready?

    At that time, we’ll cast our votes for nearly all of our county offices as well as for U.S. Senator.

    I consider it an honor, privilege and a duty to go to the polls.

  • Last week, I had the honor and privilege of participating in the dedication ceremony for the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County, the Commonwealth’s fourth State veterans cemetery.  The new cemetery, which will serve veterans and their families in northeastern Kentucky, demonstrates the Commonwealth’s profound appreciation for the sacrifices made by brave men and women to protect our freedom.

  • Society has always been interested in police work and finds the issue of crime a fascinating topic. Television programming has included shows about crime and police work from every angle and context throughout its history. The Kentucky State Police have developed a new program which taps into that same fascination and curiosity that people have with crime and police work. This new initiative, dubbed the Citizens’ Police Academy, will provide an opportunity for community members to feed their interest with reality.

  • Throughout August, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District to talk with neighbors, families and small businesses about the direction our country is headed.  As we talk about the bills that have been passed by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi, I hear a great deal of frustration in particular about the new health care law.

  • When I first told Ricky Doyle that I would consider working for him if he won the Judge Executive’s race, there were two things that I needed: a good clean race with no mud-slinging and to be able to have fun while we campaigned.

  • Here at the Local, we already knew we were blessed with a unique and wonderful sports editor.

    Having worked with a variety of sports editors and writers over the years, I can honestly say Tommie is one in a million — not only does he cover every sport with unbridled enthusiasm, he’s tried just about every sport he covers.

    I think we all gained a new level of respect for him this weekend after he added a new sport to his list, and with it, a new title: Ironman.

  • We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your continued support in helping make our parade a success. A special thanks to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Henry County Band, Henry County JROTC, Browning Pontiac, Safety Kleen, Norms, Longs Auto Sales, Richie Adler and drivers, Eddie Sparks, Pastor Gary Polston, Pastor Doris Harris, Charlie Sevier, Kim Goodloe, Willie Payton, Waymon Thompson, Morris Payton, the Kentucky State University band, and to all those who drove or rode, we say thank you!

  • With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.  Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  • When it comes to obesity in America, the numbers on the scale are only the start.

    We produce enough food, for example, to feed each person 3,800 calories a day, when all we need is 2,350. 

  • The 11 th Annual New Castle Fall Fling is Saturday, October 2 from 10 am til 4 pm.  We will have arts & crafts, flea markets, exhibits, food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, farmer’s market, citywide yard sales, quilt show, car, truck and tractor show, and much more. 

  • Our country celebrated a major milestone: the 90th anniversary of the day when women were granted the right to vote.

    In the push for equality, Kentucky has been a pioneer in many ways.  We became the first state to grant voting rights of any kind to women when, in 1838, those who were single and owned property began voting on matters involving schools.

  • The latest kurfuffle in Campbellsburg centers around a seemingly simple, though rediculous concept — whether or not the city;s fire department should pay the city $52,000.

    Last week, the Campbellsburg City Attorney Graham Whatley said he had been asked by Mayor Jan Fletcher to draft a legal opinion regarding the city’s relationship with its fire department.

    As a result, Whatley cranked out a 20-page, rambling opinion — that could well have been condensed to less than 5 pages — that levels some hefty allegations.

  • It has been another great year for the Hussey Relay team.  We raised $13,000.00 this year and hope to keep increasing every year.  We could not have done it without the help from this community.  What a great community it is!!  I would like to thank the following individuals and businesses.

  • For nearly a quarter-century, the Kentucky State Police has taken an annual in-depth look at crime in the Commonwealth, drawing from a database that brings together reports compiled by state and local law enforcement.

    Each crime worthy of the police’s attention serves as a dot that helps to paint a pretty good picture of the year faced by our 10,000 officers and their civilian support.  Historically, these reports show some definite trends, indicating where we are doing well and where we could do better.