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Today's News

  • Cowboys station robbed

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Pendleton Cowboys/BP Food Mart early Monday morning.

    KSP responded to a call reporting the armed robbery at 4:40 a.m. Monday.

    “There were no customers there, just the clerk,” Detective Kevin Johnson said, “and nobody was injured.”

  • Growing need for special education programs a significant change in Kentucky schools

    One of the biggest changes Kentucky schools have seen since the start of the decade is the growing need for special education programs.

    While the overall school population grew 2.8 percent from 2000 to 2007, the number of those qualifying for special education programs grew by more than 15 percent, to nearly 108,000 students.  The fastest-growing segment was in the three- to five-year-old range, which went up by more than a fourth.

  • Thanks for your support of the New Castle Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 13.  The weather cooperated with us and we had a huge crowd and a lot of wonderful vendors.   

    With this being my 15th year as head of the New Castle Festivals,  I have seen a lot change over the years but our festivals are still going strong thanks to a lot of help from the people listed below.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS Football

    The Henry County High School football team starts practice next Tuesday, July 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the high school’s fieldhouse. All players must have a completed physical to participate. The Wildcats are coached by Chris Engstrand.

    HCHS Volleyball

    The Henry County High School volleyball team will start tryouts on Wednesday, July 15, at 3 p.m. in the new gym inside HCHS. Players must have a completed physical form before tryouts.

    HCHS Girls’ Soccer

  • Biggest Loser - Getting my body back through determination

    It all began in October 2006 with a wound in my foot that wouldn’t heal. I have diabetes — plus asthma, advanced arthritis in both knees, spinal stenosis and stents in my thigh and heart to open blocked arteries.

    I returned to work, but retired in December 2007 because I couldn’t work on crutches and had no energy. Meanwhile, a sunburn on my shin became infected, causing a deep painful wound that took nine months to heal. “Life” consisted of medical appointments and procedures.

  • Henry among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    Landmark News Service

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Henry, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • U.S. 421 bridge to be demolished

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the next two months there will be no bridge on Kentucky 55 just south of Campbellsburg.

    The bridge over the railroad tracks at KY 55 will be torn down and replaced so traffic will be rerouted via two detours.

  • Farmer takes trips overseas through AIA

    Joining a training camp in Ohio last month, followed by trips to Guatemala and Honduras through the Athletes in Action Sports Ministry program, it has been one busy summer for Larry Farmer. But it’s a summer he will not want to forget.

  • Another take on Michael Jackson

    The recent death of the famous entertainer has saddened me. Of course, I would never diminish the severity or shamefulness of indiscretions with children, but while such acts are reprehensible, we can only speculate about whether those accusations against the superstar were true. What I lament is the untimely death of a very talented man, and what bothers me most is the emotional deprivation he suffered in his youth, which obviously haunted him all his life.

  • Travis Martin, No. 13, helps the Eagles soar high

    Sitting down during his normal pre-game routine just before the start of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball tournament in Berea, Travis Martin was so surprised he was named to the KIAC Second-Team that he wasn’t even ready to receive his award. But, after his name was called, the Asbury College sophomore quickly put on his cleats, stood up and hurriedly walked over to receive the award.

    For the 2007 Henry County High School graduate who turned a rocky start at Asbury into landing a starting position in less than two years, it was a shocker.