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  • Eminence tables liquor by the drink sales

    Staff writer and photographer

    The Eminence City Council agreed on Monday night to table discussion regarding an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance that could allow liquor by the drink sales in certain establishments.

    The council decided it would be appropriate to wait until all members were present to make a vote. Council member George Armstrong III was not in attendance.

  • Oldham airport board gets an earful at hearing

    Landmark News Service

    Joe Schoenbaechler said he felt like a Louisville Cards fan standing center field inside Commonwealth Stadium on Monday night.

    But UK fans might have shown more mercy.

    Schoenbaechler, director of Oldham County Economic Development Authority, was one of three people who spoke in favor of building an airport in Oldham County during a public meeting about the airport. He was met with a wave of boos before he put down the microphone.

  • Smith receives award he helped to create

    General Manager

    He has served, for more than 30 years, the children of Henry County. And for his dedication and devotion, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored John W. Smith Jr., with the Patrick Henry Award Saturday night.

    After several speakers attested to Smith's character and humor, Smith sat with a knowing grin on his face, and his wife at his side.

    Michael Duncan, the evening's emcee, described Smith as one born to his particular mission. "John W. Smith Jr., tonight's honoree, was born to be a supporter of education," he said.

  • Salute to veterans

    General Manager

    At times during Henry County High Schools Veterans Day Ceremony Friday morning, it was solemnly silent.

    The ceremony began with an unusual sound in the large gym - that of bagpipes as the school's JROTC cadets filed in.

    Larry Jeffries, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, was attending his third ceremony.

    "I can't get over how quiet they are," Jeffries said of the students watching the ceremony from the bleachers.

    The ceremony, he said, helps to heal hurt feelings for "all the ones who are not here."

  • Churches to hold special Thanksgiving events

    Staff writer and photographer

    Harvest Community Church will sponsor its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Eminence Community Center. All Henry County residents may attend, however those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal or have no one to share the holiday with are especially welcome.

    "Those are the individuals who are our biggest concerns," said Kevin Whitt, Harvest Community Church pastor.

  • Operation Henry County Cares to send packages to 167 soldiers

    Staff writer and photographer

    The Henry County High School class of '08 is collecting items for its sixth annual "Operation Henry County Cares" which provides a variety of supplies for soldiers stationed overseas.

    This year they've "adopted" 130 male and 37 female service members stationed in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait; some of whom have a connection to the county.

    "This year is particularly special for us because two of the brigades we are supporting are being led by two Henry County graduates," said Judy Rice, Henry County High School Senior Sponsor.

  • Campbellsburg Christian Church welcomes new co-pastors

    Staff writer and photographer

    There is an immediate sense of warmth upon entering the household of Ben, 33, and Kristen, 30, Secaur. The scene is a bit chaotic but charmingly so, if that's possible. It's got an obvious familial feel with a friendly dog and two young girls scampering about the living room which is decorated with artwork, a coffee table and couch, and a few chairs as well as some toys scattered on the floor.

  • New Castle commission votes to pay repair bill out of F.D. budget

    Staff report

    In a three to one decision on Monday, the New Castle City Commission agreed that funding needed to repair a fire truck should come out of the fire department's budget rather than the city's general fund.

    Commission member Tim Royalty argued that the $1,500 in maintenance fees are the responsibility of the the Fire Department and not the City's, citing past city records which indicated that costs of this nature do not historically come from the city's budget.

  • Beshear carries Henry

    General manager

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear carried Henry County by almost a 2-1 margin over Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher Tuesday, with 2,746 votes to Fletcher's 1,633. Turnout in Henry County for Tuesday's election was just 42 percent.

    Beshear carried every precinct in the county. The closest margin was in the East Pendleton precinct, where Beshear and running mate Daniel Mongiardo edged Fletcher and his candidate Robbie Rudolph by one vote. The widest margin came out of the East Eminence precinct, where Beshear carried the precinct by 176 votes.

  • News Briefs

    Eminence Pool meeting

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

    BSA food drive