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  • EMINENCE COUNCIL RACE ENDS IN A TIE

    Henry Countians voted overwhelmingly Republican in the presidential election, choosing Republican presidential candidate John McCain over Democrat Barack Obama 4081 to 2724.

    Obama won just one precinct in the county — Port Royal.

    The county also favored incumbent Republican Senator Mitch McConnell over Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford 3,672 to 3,194.

    For the fourth Congressional district, incumbent Republican Geoff Davis easily won reelection against Democratic challenger Michael Kelley, 3,949 to 2,758.

  • Signups for Teddy Bear tree end Oct. 31

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said Henry County families who qualify under federal guidelines may register their children through Oct. 31 to receive Christmas gifts through the Teddy Bear Tree.

    The Teddy Bear Tree is operated by the Tri-County Community Action Agency.

  • Meadows gives pool fundraiser $ to education

    General Manager

    Craig Meadows knows a little bit about service to his school and community.

    The 2008 Eminence High School graduate took on quite a task for his senior project when he decided to hold a fundraiser for the Eminence swimming pool project. The project required a lot of work and held earlier this year, the benefit concert raised more than $2,000 for the project. Just a few days later the project was sent back to the drawing board by the Eminence City Council.

  • Sunday toy run to benefit local families

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Harley, on Triumph, on bikers and trikers! Santa’s got a new kind of ride.

    On Sunday, Nov. 2, local bikers will saddle up for the Henry County Toy Run. Their goal is to collect toys, clothing and donations for Henry County children in need this holiday season.

    Pastor Vern Hawkins of the New Hope Biker Church in New Castle said he hopes for a big turnout. “It seems like we’re going to have quite a few bikes,” he said. “We’re expecting 60-70.”

  • Press Release: Rep. Steve Riggs calls new rules for electric cars a positive step forward

    Submitted

    Frankfort – A recent administrative order from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that defines the rules of the road for electric cars has the support of state Rep. Steve Riggs, who says the move essentially enacts legislation he offered early this year.

  • The $16,000 question

    General Manager

    Editor’s note: On Oct. 15, we asked readers to submit claims made by candidates for local office for a “fact checking” story. Though we received no such submissions, there have been numerous letters to the editor focusing on a $16,000 purchase by the Eminence Fire Department, which we will analyze here.

  • Former barbershop now houses Salon 22

    Staff writer/photographer

     

    Once a landmark on Kentucky 22 in Bethlehem, Cecil Peyton’s Barber Shop recently received an extreme makeover. The venerable one-chair men’s haircut emporium has been transformed into the sleek and chic Salon 22.

     

    Proprietress Amy Lyons said Peyton closed the shop in 2002 and has since passed away.

     

    “A lot of people remember Cecil,” she said. “My dad got his hair cut by Cecil Peyton.”

     

  • Rumpke awarded garbage bid

    General Manager

    In a vote that almost didn’t happen, the Henry County Fiscal Court awarded the mandatory garbage franchise bid to Rumpke.

    In presenting the bid, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said there was a problem.

    He said that the bid packets sent to Rumpke and competitor Industrial Disposal did not include a copy of the legal advertisement for the bids.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    Henry County C.A.R.E. Team Associate Director

    Can your kids say the following?  “Ask me!  See me!  Be me! I’m Drug Free!”  This is the official slogan of the annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign, sponsored nationally by the National Family Partnership.  Many businesses and schools across Henry County are already displaying red ribbons to show their support of this campaign and of the CARE Team’s continued work towards every child being able to tout this slogan honestly and proudly.

  • Need for heating assistance increasing

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said his phone has been ringing off the hook since August with people wanting information about winter energy assistance. He said he expects the number of applicants to be dramatically higher in 2008 because of the economic downturn as well as higher heating fuel costs.

    He said the agency will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting in November.