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  • Asthma affects ten percent of Kentucky children

    Staff writer/photographer

    One-in-ten children in Kentucky suffers from asthma, and U.S. students miss nearly 15,000,000 total school days per year according to the Kentucky.gov website.

    Belinda Stivers, Eminence Independent Schools’ nurse for more than a decade said she has seen the numbers rise dramatically in her tenure. “Every year it increases,” she said.

  • September at the Public Library

    Today, parents make sure their kids have the supplies they need to be successful in school as well as extracurricular activities. Kids have uniforms for soccer, helmets for bike riding and new backpacks and binders for school. However, they might have overlooked the most important supply of all, a library card.

  • Local ACT scores below state average

    General Manager

    In the first round of mandatory ACT testing of all high school juniors, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools fell below the average state composite score.

    Eminence juniors had a composite score of 18.2 and Henry County juniors a composite score of 17.4, compared to the state composite of 18.3.

  • A brief history of fashion

    Staff writer/photographer

    Floyd Creek’s impeccable WWII uniform hangs smartly from a mannequin’s shoulders in the Military Room at what is hoped to be a new museum in New Castle.

    The 87-year-old Eminence resident was proud to contribute to Barbara Ann Callahan’s new enterprise — in New Castle’s historic Heritage House — that displays historic clothes and memorabilia. “It was the first thing he did when he found out I was opening the museum,” she said.

  • Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel (KDPP) to Sponsor Statewide High Attendance Day

    The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel is once again sponsoring the third annual High Attendance Day held through out the state on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The event is meant to encourage and stress the importance of school attendance. Attendance is directly correlated with the students’ opportunity to succeed, and this event is meant to foster positive attitudes about the importance of school.

  • News Briefs for September 3, 2008

    “Celebration of Life”

    A “Celebration of Life” event will be held in honor of Brandon Browning on Sunday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasureville City Hall. Celebrate with family and friends in remembering Brandon as he has helped saved the lives of three individuals by being an organ donor. Meet two of the three people that received his organs and join in celebrating the lives he saved. For more information about this event please contact Missy Beckley at (502) 845-2529 or (502) 514-2548.

  • Help is available for food, clothes

    Several groups provide help with food costs

    As food costs rise, some Henry County residents find themselves unable to purchase enough food to feed their families.

    The Henry County Life Enrichment Center in New Castle is a place where families can receive a free bagful of nonperishable groceries. Sadly that bag has not been as full lately.

  • Porter trial is delayed

    General Manager

    The trial of a local police officer on charges of harassing communications is on hold — for now.

    Alan Zaring, attorney for New Castle Police Chief John Porter, filed a motion to suppress evidence Friday in District Court.

    Porter was charged in April with harassing communications after a former babysitter, Christina McLaughlin, filed a criminal complaint.

  • FIRE DESTROYS NAPA STORE

    General Manager

    An Eminence man has been charged with arson in connection with a weekend fire that destroyed an Eminence business.

    The fire is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police and their arson investigator.

    Michael Wells, 46, was arrested Saturday night in La Grange and charged with third degree arson, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening in connection with the fire that destroyed Eminence Auto Parts/NAPA Saturday night.

  • H.C. Arts and Crafts Guild show to be held Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Need a new painting behind the sofa? A one-of-a-kind gift? Want to get some of your holiday shopping out of the way early this year?

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild’s 9th Annual Show will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new location for this year’s show is the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H Center, U.S. 421 in New Castle.