• 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.

  • Letter to the Editor - Nov. 7, 2018

    At our meeting on Oct. 22, the Eminence Council of Churches made the difficult decision to suspend our annual Thanksgiving dinner/fundraiser this year due to scheduling conflicts.

    The dinner has traditionally been set for the Sunday before Thanksgiving, but with the busyness of the holiday season and family commitments by clergy and congregations alike, it became evident that we simply didn’t have the resources available this year.

  • Letter to the Editor - Sept. 26, 2018
  • Letter to the Editor - September 12, 2018

    I want to say a big thank you to Judge Brent, the Fiscal Court and our hard-working road department crew for the new bridge on Wolf Pen Road. It’s a big improvement and now we can feel secure that our school buses, garbage trucks and delivery vans can cross safely. Good work on a small budget!

  • Letter to the Editor - August 29, 2018

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped make our Aug. 18 parade a success. First to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department for traffic control, the New Castle Fire Department, the Henry County High School Marching Band, to all political candidates, Our Best and all parade participants, we say thank you. 

  • Letter to the editor

    Thank you all for hosting the Back to School Bash (Henry County Baptist Association) and for the generous school supplies that were donated by the churches and businesses to our family. We really appreciate everything and it saved us from the crowds and mess at the stores for school supplies. We even were fed free with hotdogs, chips and drinks, too. Thank you to all that donated the school supplies and food. It was much appreciated, and we didn’t expect my son’s school supplies list to be completed. We are so thankful for the community’s generosity.

    Jeannean Chesser Heber

  • Letter: Supports McBurney for magistrate

    I am writing today to tell you a little bit about a friend of mine who is running for Magistrate in the 4th District — Hugh McBurney.
    We have been friends for about 17 years now. He stays up on all the current issues that affect we the people of Henry County. He has been attending the Henry County Fiscal Court meetings for as long as I have known him. He has been seen on the local news and in our “Henry County Local” fighting for issues that concern the people of this county.

  • 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: 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 to the editor: Keep New Cut Road Open

    Henry County Road Supervisor Manager, Kenny Tindle has closed New Cut Road East to Highway 202 and plans are to close it permanently, making it a dead end road.

    It is necessary to keep New Cut Road open and keep it in service. It has been in poor condition for 60 years, and we have survived it. I appreciate your sudden concern for our safety but it needs to be repaired, not closed.