http://www.hclocal.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Letters to the editor Dec. 10, 2014 http://www.hclocal.com/content/letters-editor-dec-10-2014 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Interstate"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.2px">&nbsp;A Well-deserved &lsquo;Thank you&rsquo;</span></p> Getting holiday bird right proves tough turkey http://www.hclocal.com/content/getting-holiday-bird-right-proves-tough-turkey <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 13.0px; font: 11.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">When it comes to the holiday where you&rsquo;re supposed to be grateful, I&rsquo;ve long picked up bad vibes from around the dinner table.</span></p> Letter to the editor 12-3-2014 http://www.hclocal.com/content/letter-editor-12-3-2014 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 21.0px Interstate"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.2px">Thanks for gathering</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 13.0px; font: 12.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> On Thursday, November 20, Providence New Castle had their Residents Family &amp; Friends Thanksgiving meal.&nbsp;</p> Thankful for some technological advances http://www.hclocal.com/content/thankful-some-technological-advances <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 13.0px; font: 11.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">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.</span></p> Letters to the editor Nov. 26, 2014 http://www.hclocal.com/content/letters-editor-nov-26-2014 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Interstate"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.2px">Student seeks Ky. assistance</span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 11.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> Dear People of the Great State of Kentucky,</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 11.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> Greetings!&nbsp; My name is Joaquin and I am a 5th grade student at Salida Elementary School in Salida, California. &nbsp;</p> Basketball season leaves me odd woman out http://www.hclocal.com/content/basketball-season-leaves-me-odd-woman-out <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/melissa_blankenship_color_mug_3.jpg" alt="Melissa Blankenship, Publisher" title="Melissa Blankenship, Publisher" align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">It&rsquo;s a very awkward time of year for someone who is not a huge college basketball fan.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Someone like me.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">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.</span></p> Local politicians work together for agriculture and small business http://www.hclocal.com/content/local-politicians-work-together-agriculture-and-small-business <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hornback-rand031015a.jpg" alt="Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville (left), confers with Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, as they present legislation before the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee." title="Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville (left), confers with Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, as they present legislation before the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee." align="left" hspace="6" /> Passing laws to encourage economic development http://www.hclocal.com/content/passing-laws-encourage-economic-development <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">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.</span></p>