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Today's News

  • County needs better connectivity

    Why is it that Henry County can't attract new businesses, so there can be local jobs for local people?

    According to the Ky Deskbook of Economic Statistics, 59 percent of Henry County's workforce is employed out of the county, and 46.3 percent of them travel more than 30 minutes to get to their job destinations.

    The cost of living is going up daily, due largely to the gas crisis. The spending power of a paycheck is dwindling, but just how much of it is going to the increased cost of just getting to work?

  • Solved mystery draws NY Times to Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    A nine-year-old mystery — solved this week by authorities — has reportedly lured a New York Times reporter to Kentucky to recount the story.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said he would meet with a representative from the nation's largest paper today in Frankfort, to discuss the case.

    It involves the identity of a murder victim, who was reportedly beaten and shot on an eastern Jefferson County farm in 1998, after a cocaine deal went wrong.

  • Historical Society starting 2008 season

    The Henry County Historical Society will begin the 2008 season with perhaps its most ambitious program to date. An exciting evening of color, drama, fun and history will all come together with the presentation of "Derby Through the Decades," a showing of vintage clothing from the very first Derby in the 1880s through the year 2000.

  • Trying times for Warriors

    The Eminence Warriors made history on the baseball diamond last Monday night - though it's not the kind they hope will land them a spot on the ESPN highlight show.

    In case you haven't heard, the Warriors took a lopsided 58-0 loss to Anderson County, which broke the Kentucky high school record for most runs scored in a single game, passing Powell County's 44 from 1986. And the 33 runs Eminence allowed during the first inning put Anderson at No. 2 in that category, trailing Middlesboro's 36 from 1984.

  • Let's think like adults, not children

    During the Eminence City Council meeting Monday night, two city council members were lauded for sticking to their guns and their original votes on the issue of the city's swimming pool.

    They should be commended. Sticking to one's beliefs in the face of a room full of folks with opinions on both sides of the issue is an admirable attitude.

  • Community Calendar for April 16, 2008

    Wednesday, April 16

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • Henry girls finish second, boys seventh at home meet

    Sports editor

    Jamie Graham won the high jump and triple jump, Brittany Crawford won the 100-meter hurdles, Jalie Adams won the shot put, and the host Henry County girls' team came away with a surprising second-place finish at the Wildcat Relays Saturday.

    On a chilly and windy day, Henry left with four first-place finishes and seven second-place finishes, which was good enough to earn the girls' team 104 points and runners-up honors, and the boys' team 36 points and seventh overall.

  • Winery hosts first art event for 2008

    Landmark News Service

    Culture mavens gathered Saturday at an unassuming place: an old dairy barn, near New Castle.

    Inside, whitewashed walls faded the by-gone "milking memories" in this converted art gallery, and food and wine flowed freely. It's something that's become expected at any Smith-Berry Winery event, said guests.

  • Brief: Relay for Life event

    Homestead Nursing Center will be having a yard sale on Friday, April 18 beginning at 8 a.m. in our parking lot. Spaces are available for rent for $10 (must provide own table). To reserve a spot or for any questions, contact Denise or Stephanie at (502) 845-2861. Spot reservations due by Thursday, April 7.

  • Cull indicted in death of grandson

    General Manager

    A Campbellsburg man charged in the February death of his infant grandson was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week on charges stemming from the incident.

    David W. Cull, was indicted for reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. Cull's bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000, though he remains lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.