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Today's News

  • Smith resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    Nearly a year since his last meeting, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education member John Smith Jr., has resigned.

    Smith served Henry County’s first district on the HCPS Board of Education since 1977. When he suffered a stroke June 30, 2009, it came as a big blow to the community.

    At that time, board chairman Donnie Tipton said the board voted to excuse Smith until such a time he or his family could make a decision.

    Now, almost a year later, that decision has been made.

  • Four straight wins for the HC Wildcats

    Putting together their first winning streak of 2010, the Henry County Wildcats beat Owen County (9-4) last Monday night, Christian Academy-Louisville (8-7) last Tuesday night and Grant County (4-0) on Wednesday — the baseball team started the streak with a win over Walton-Verona (11-3) the week before for four straight.

    They lost two games to Kentucky Country Day (6-5, 3-0) on Saturday, but the four-game winning streak showed the team’s progress and where they could be headed. It was just what coach Austin Hunsaker was looking for.

  • Out of my face, and shopping cart

    Stock up on your favorite junk food now, folks, because it looks like the federal government is going to be messing with our food supply a whole lot more if regulators at the FDA have their way.  Plans are underway to mandate restrictions on salt. The government – that fine institution that exists ostensibly to protect our rights and property in this land of the free – is planning soon to dictate how much salt will be legally permissible in prepared foods at grocery stores and restaurants.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28, 2010

    Wednesday, April 28

    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.

    Thursday, April 29

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

    Friday, April 30

  • Ladycats are 14-5 at midway point

    The Henry County softball team went 1-2 last week, and Matt Wright said he was pleased with all three outings, which left his team at 14-5 overall with the postseason one month away.

    While the season reached the midway point, the Ladycats lost to Grant County (3-0) last Tuesday night, and beat Trimble County (10-0) on Wednesday and Walton-Verona (8-3) on Thursday.

  • Empower the people to create jobs

    April 15 marked Tax Day, a painful reminder of just how much money the government takes from our paychecks every year. As Kentuckians filed their taxes, sending their hard-earned dollars to the federal treasury, many question what Congress is doing with their money.

    Over the last two years, Congress has given Americans a series of bailouts, a failed stimulus package and a government takeover of healthcare, costing roughly $1 trillion each.

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent David Brown to face Campbellsburg City Council member Jason Stanley

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third district magisterial seat, a four-term incumbent will face off against a current member of the Campbellsburg City Council.

    District Magistrate 3 Democratic candidate Jason Stanley said his personal motto is “Don’t settle, expect more.”

  • Public Records for the week of March 3, 2010

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Feb. 22

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 17, 2010

    Wednesday, February 17

    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.

    The Henry County Band will be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza, cookie dough and pie kits through March 5. You may order from any band student or email Margie at mfassio@insightbb.com to place your order. The proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the purchase of music, repairs and supplies needed by all students.

  • Primary Election 2010: Incumbent Nick Hawkins to face Tammy Sharp

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the fourth district magisterial seat, a first term incumbent will face off against a former member of the New Castle City Commission.

    District 4 Magistrate candidate Tammy Sharp, 43, juggles family, work and civic duty.

    She is married and has two biological children, but also is raising two nieces and in the process of adopting a nephew.

    Sharp believes a different perspective would be an asset as a new magistrate.