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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of July 30, 2008

    Marriages

    Kristin Lee Simonson, 21, Smithfield, to Jeffrey Todd Wheeler, 23, Smithfield.

    Brandie Michelle Morgan, 31, Pendleton, to Benjamin Michael Willen, 24, Pendleton.

    Rachel Lynn Oller, 35, New Castle, to Tracy Maran Hayes, 41, New Castle.

    Linda Faye Pierce, 60, New Castle, Indiana, to Terry Alan Denney, 49, New Castle, Indiana.

    Property transfers

  • It's harvest time

    Staff writer/photographer

    A record crowd and special attractions may have combined for what organizers consider a very successful 9th Annual Harvest Showcase.

    WHAS-11 personality Reed Yadon held a live remote broadcast from the Henry County Fairgrounds early Saturday morning and commented that he didn’t remember ever seeing so many people arrive so early for an event that did not open until 10 a.m.

  • What a cabbage!

    Pictured above is Susie Troxell of Eminence who grew this 17-pound, 45inch circumference cabbage in her back yard garden.

  • Special session helped strengthen public retirement system

    Last month’s special legislative session may have been a major step forward in strengthening Kentucky’s public retirement systems, but it was never intended to be the only step. My legislative colleagues and I, and many others with ties to these systems, realize there is more work to be done.

  • Close to Home: Madison, Indiana offers a variety of events

    Staff writer/photographer

    Madison, Indiana, has much to recommend it as a one-day, weekend or vacation getaway. It’s close enough to home to be economical, but offers a treasure trove of exploration possibilities, all on less than a tank of gas.

    Linda Lytle, Director of the Madison Visitors Bureau said Madison’s downtown district was designated as a National Historic Landmark just this year.

  • Simple Savings bulletins give homeowners the power to save

    Shelby Energy Cooperative offers “Simple Savings” information bulletins to educate homeowners about inexpensive steps to seal leaks that are commonplace in houses across Kentucky.

    These bulletins show how easy it is for people to fix energy leaks at little expense and to avoid wasting money on their monthly heating and cooling bills.

    John Davies, director for Kentucky’s Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation, praised the Simple Savings bulletins.

  • Contractor sues Eminence over pool bid

    General Manager

    The saga of the Eminence swimming pool continues as the City of Eminence finds itself the defendant in a breach of contract civil suit.

    The suit, filed by Stewart, Roeland, Stoess, Craigmyle and Emery PLLC, of Crestwood, and on behalf of Roger Bowman, alleges the city committed a breach of contract after “failure to abide by a contract bid which was accepted” by the city.

    Bowman owns Our Backyard Leisure Specialties, of Smithville, Tennessee, the company that in March was awarded the bid to repair the Eminence swimming pool.

  • High gas prices a problem of supply and demand

    Your recent article “pain in the wallet” accurately enumerated the problems high fuel prices cause for the residents of Henry County; we now need to discuss why.

  • Weather making for a better 2008 ag season

    News Intern

    Crops, in general, seem to be in good order for the 2008 season, according to Steve Moore, county agriculture extension agent. However, a rainy May left its impact on crops.

    “Compared to 2007, people are breathing a sigh of relief,” Moore said. “Hay quality issues will probably become a little bit more prevalent as we enter the feeding season though.”

  • Some things in life are still free

    In the current tight economic climate, I think it’s important to know that a few things in life are still free. Mostly.

    A walk through the neighborhood is a great way to enjoy some free entertainment, get a little sunshine and exercise not just yourself, but any dogs you might have. Sitting out in the backyard looking up at the stars? Free, as long as you don’t count what you might spend on insect repellent or anti-itch cream for the bug bites you might endure.