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Today's News

  • Can tougher schedule equate to tougher football team?

    Entering his fourth season as the head coach at Henry County High School, Chris Engstrand has his Wildcats primed for another run in Class 3-A, District Four and hopefully a long stay in the state playoffs. But this year he’s taking a different path to the finish line.

  • Students getting their ACTs together

    General Manager

    If the scores are any indication, students in Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools are getting their ACT together.

    In just the second year of mandatory testing of all Kentucky juniors, the ACT scores in both districts increased. For Eminence, that increase was substantial, with a 1.6-point increase in the composite score, while Henry County enjoyed a smaller increase of 0.4 points.

  • Boys want to repeat a winning season on the greens

    For the first time since the 1990s, the Henry County Wildcats won more golf matches than they lost last fall when they went 8-3-1 and met or exceeded all of their preseason goals. Now, as the boys enter their second week of matches for the 2009 campaign, their sights are set on another winning season.

  • Can you spare a $10 spot?

    General Manager

    Real estate property taxes in Eminence could increase soon, though the impact on homeowners is expected to be minimal.

    During last week’s Eminence City Council meeting, City Clerk Sandra Doane recommended the rate recommended by the state is 29.9 cents per $100 assessed value, a 0.1-percentage point increase. That change, Doane told the council, equates to $10 more per year for a $100,000 home, or an increase of 83-cents per month.

  • HCPS board of education to hold tax rate hearing

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County Public School district will hold a public hearing at the Henry County Board of Education tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to hear comments on a general fund tax levy. The annual increase provides a four percent raise in revenue for schools.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams said contrary to some public perception this is not a four percent tax increase.

  • Campbellsburg student to see the world for a semester

    Staff writer/photographer

    When you think of a 750-student co-ed college cruise, what comes to mind? A lot of hard studying and modest clothing, right?

    Okay, maybe not. But Cameran Smith of Campbellsburg said that is exactly the kind of cruise she will participate in this fall, although the semester-long international cruise wasn’t on her radar until June 10.

  • Health care is a moral issue

    I write from a perspective of faith. Sometimes I write in broad, general terms, but today I am writing to all in the Golden Triangle region who identify themselves as Christians. To the pastors and teachers, bishops and priests, deacons and elders, and to all who enter church doors week after week, let us affirm a common belief: Each and every person is created in the image of God.

  • I’ve concluded that I’m no gardener

    Several events over the past week have convinced me that, in spite of a lifetime of self-delusion, I am no gardener. I love gardens. I grew up surrounded by beautiful flower gardens that my father tended fastidiously. And in the summers we enjoyed the produce grown in a large vegetable garden in one of our fields. I can still remember the first juicy bites of warm tomatoes picked right off the vine.

  • 2009: The year of incentives

    Given the difficult economy the nation has seen in recent months, and the efforts by government to get it moving forward again, 2009 may long be remembered as the year of incentives.

  • New pastor at Pleasureville UMC in his first assignment

    Staff writer/photographer

    He always knew this day would come.

    Since the tender age of 19, Jeff Bramel has been involved in ministry. Now, at 31, Bramel is taking on his first assignment — pastor at Pleasureville United Methodist Church.

    Pleasureville United Methodist Church welcomed the new pastor in June.

    “I’ve been in the ministry since I was 19,” Bramel said. “God has been preparing me for this for several years.”