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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 14

    Wednesday, January 14

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Henry County CARE Team Coalition meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the HC Public Library. Please RSVP for luncheon.

    Thursday, January 15

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 7, 2009

    Wednesday, January 7

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM council will meet in the middle school conference room at 4 p.m.

  • Community says goodbye to Dewayne Douglas

    Sports Editor

    With a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd packed inside the high school’s gym Monday afternoon, the Eminence community remembered the life of Dewayne Douglas and said a teary-eyed goodbye to the man that is better known as Coach D.

    Douglas, who has served multiple positions at Eminence Independent School since 1991, died of an apparent heart attack in the early morning hours Friday, which shocked the school and the community. He was 51.

  • Thanks for help with and coming to live nativity

    Back in 1959, a group of church members from the three churches in the Bethlehem community met to discuss the possibility of a joint project. The idea of a living nativity was presented and all enthusiastically agreed. Now 50 years later, this ministry has been portrayed over and over each Christmas season. This would not have been possible if so many dedicated people had not had the faith to keep it going. To all who helped in any way, we say thank you so much for your support and willingness to serve.

  • Students win statewide Web site design contest, $500

    General Manager

    In what may have begun as a way to keep three restless high school students busy, Henry County High School earned a little statewide recognition last week.

    On Jan. 14, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet recognized Bryant Mitchell, Michael Veenstra and Luke Clark for winning a contest to redesign the cabinet’s Kentucky Teen Tech home page.

    “Basically, what we did ... (was) go in and design the entire Web site,” Clark, 16, said.

  • College Goal Sunday helps with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at 20 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.

  • Rash of burglaries hits county

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Ladycats drop two district games, 6-7 overall

    Sports Editor

    The Henry County girls’ basketball team lost two important district outings last week — Carroll County on Tuesday and Owen County on Friday — to drop its record to 6-7 overall and 1-4 against 31st District opponents.

  • Pleasureville sewer is in the hole

    General Manager

    Whether they like it or not, members of the Pleasureville City Commission will have to take a serious look at raising sewer rates for residents.

    During the commission’s Monday night meeting, auditor Constance M. Rawlins, told the commissioners that while the city’s finances are in good order, two things concerend her — neither of which dealt with record keeping. Rawlins was concerned by the city’s sewer and garbage collection funds.

  • Warriors play best this season in 53-51 loss

    Eminence’s Dre Banta scored a career-high 29 points and hit seven three-pointers against Spencer County last Tuesday night on the road, but the sophomore and his teammates fell just two points short as they took a 53-51 loss in one of their better performances of the season.

    The only blemish for the Warriors came during the second quarter when Spencer used an 8-0 spurt in a four-minute stretch to gain a comfortable advantage. At the half, Spencer was ahead 22-16.