Today's Opinions

  • D-Day: A pure miracle

    Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a three-week series in honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6.

    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

  • Don’t forget to thank a veteran

    As a great-granddaughter of a WWI veteran and Purple Heart recipient, and granddaughter of two WWII vets I grew up hearing stories of war.

  • From the Publisher: HOPE is on the way

    HOPE is on the way.

    American Red Cross. Hope Health Clinic. Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center. Centerstone. Kentucky Career Center. Goodwill Industries. These are all great service organizations that help to meet the needs of our area. The problem? None of these have a location inside Henry County. That means in order for those that are in need to get help they have to travel to a surrounding county. Fortunately, that is about to change.

  • Henry County Review of Books

    We here in Henry County are all too familiar with the opioid epidemic ravaging communities like ours across the country. Opiates were involved in most of the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.

  • Stray dogs in New Castle a ‘no-no’

    By Bobby King

    Mayor of New Castle

    As Mayor of New Castle, I receive numerous amounts of calls each month by concerned citizens who are either scared to go walking through town, mad, alarmed or complaining about the surprising number of dogs that are roaming the streets and outlying subdivisions.

  • What’s Kentucky’s Notre Dame?

    By Stuart Sanders

    Kentucky Historical Society

    When Notre Dame Cathedral burned on April 15, people across the world mourned the damage.

     They shared family photographs taken at the cathedral, worried about artifacts housed within the church and expressed concern about the building’s stained glass windows.

     While we mourn the fire because of the cathedral’s religious and cultural significance, we also connect to the building because of the power of authentic places.

  • Moe and Curly: An unexpected friendship

    Brothers Norman and Paul Carlton, better known as Moe and Curly, were sometimes easy and sometimes hard men to love.

    That is not so uncommon. If we’re honest, love is always sometimes easy and sometimes hard. It’s the nature of love.

    I met Moe in 2005. He was 58 years old but looked much older. He shared a house with Curly, his older and dying brother. The house sat on a hill a mile off the highway. Besides the steep climb on a less than well maintained road, getting from the highway to the house meant crossing two creeks, one of them twice.

  • Solid yellow makes bad neighbors

    Spring is here.

    Flowers and trees bloom, pastures broadcast kelly or emerald green, no more snow, hopefully … and tractors.

    I know many Henry Countians have been stuck behind snail-paced farm equipment at some point on a Henry County road.

    Yes, they’re slow. Yes, it’s frustrating if you’re late for a meeting.

    But stop to think about the farmers who need that equipment to make a living.

    They are your neighbors.