• Letter: Pendleton sewer response

    As newly appointed chairman of Henry County Economic Development, my responsibility is to pursue economic development to the highest standard. I have heard hundreds of times, we need sewers at the Pendleton exit to properly execute economic development in this area. The sewer issue in Pendleton is an old business topic. On March 6, 2013 the Henry County Local reported “Sewer access seen as critical for Pendleton business development.”

  • Letter: Changes to the fair

     Changes to the fair

    The Lion’s Club is excited to announce a new date and carnival for the Henry County Fair this year.

    The fair has been the week of July 4 for many years.  The people of Henry County have come to expect it. And the New Castle Lions Club, who hosts the fair, had all intentions of maintaining this traditional date.  However, in February, the carnival company we had booked backed out of our fair due to other engagements.  

  • Letter: Can we drop the farce?

     Can we drop the farce?

  • Letter: Crying wolf

    Crying wolf

    Most of us remember the tale, “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf,” perhaps the best known of Aesop’s Fables, which presents a cautionary note about the critical importance of preserving credibility.

  • Letter: Unharvested tobacco

    Unharvested tobacco

    Upon hearing about so much unharvested tobacco in Henry County, I thought it would be an interesting and informative issue to survey. Therefore, I took it upon myself to do independent research. I want to thank all those people who helped me by providing information that they knew or found out about. I wish to share my findings with other Henry Countians, so here are my results of that research.

  • Letter: Senior basket thank-you
  • Letter: A Christmas thank-you

    The spirit of Christmas was alive and well at the Campbellsburg Community Center on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. I want to thank everyone who took any part in the event: those who donated food, those who donated money, those who cooked food, so many young people who came to serve the food and those who packed and drove meals to shut-ins. This Christmas dinner was a real community event and effort and showed how neighbors can really care about each other. I want to thank each and every one from the bottom of my heart.

  • Letter: School board appreciation month

     The school board members of both the Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) and Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) are responsible for our community’s most precious resource and the key to its future – our children and their educational opportunities. They are deserving of praise—not only for their work and their commitment to our students, but for their leadership.

  • Celebrate Recovery: Letter

    We are excited to announce that Celebrate Recovery will begin its third year of community services on Jan. 8 at the New Castle Baptist Church located at 47 East Cross Main, New Castle.

  • Letter: Rest in peace, Joe

    I heard of the passing of Joe Yates. Several years ago, the editor of the Henry County Local asked Joe Yates and I to write a biweekly colomn for the Local, to give our differing views. We had free reign to write our opposing views. Then-Editor Jonna Priester’s only request that we not argue back and forth.

    That never happened.

    We continued to write our columns until Joe was ready to call it quits and not having an opposing view, the columns came to an end. Too bad too, while Joe may not have gotten anything from my column (my assumption), I did from his.