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Today's News

  • Schools likely to feel a pinch in '09, county OK

    General Manager

    As the Kentucky General Assembly looks to get control of a projected state budget shortfall of nearly $400 million over the next two years, local officials are preparing for the impact that shortfall will mean in Henry County.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the overall impact for Henry County likely would be small. But community projects might be the first to go. "As they get into number-crunching, probably any of those special community-type projects that help your community (to) grow, get cut," he said.

  • Be more environmentally concious

    I think you should put more articles in your paper about the green house gases that are entering our atmosphere. I don't think many people completely understand what is happening to our ozone.

  • One man's love of trains brings a caboose to Pleasureville

    General Manager

    To say Pleasureville resident Darrell Burke is fascinated by trains might just be an understatement. Combined with a love of antiques, Burke has three hand-pulled railroad cart/wagons and old railroad memorabilia, including antique crossing signs. Recently, however, he added to his collection in a big way.

    Burke purchased a former CSX Caboose and brought it to town.

  • No more frog pond - Council approves resolution to open Eminence pool

    General Manager

    In front of a standing-room-only crowd Monday night, Eminence City Council unanimously passed a resolution to "make every reasonable effort" to reopen the city's swimming pool by June 2008. The crowd erupted in cheers and hoots after the vote.

    Councilman Shawn Bright said it is a big goal. "I just want to reiterate that June 1 is a quick date. ... We're four months and 17 days away from (June 1). We're 20 weeks away. We're 138 days away," he said. "That is a quick date; let's try to make that goal if we can."

  • Thanks for help with Field House
  • USMC commercial to air Wednesday night

    General Manager

    If you tune in to watch American Idol tonight, you'll catch a glimpse of Henry County. But you can't skip the commercials, or you'll miss it.

    The United States Marine Corps will debut its new advertising campaign during the two-hour show. In October, the USMC Silent Drill Platoon and the production company "Tight" spent about half a day in Henry County in October filming portions of the commercial.

  • Former mayor, commissioner urges participation in program

    As a former New Castle Mayor and Commission member, I would like to take this opportunity to urge the present Commission to continue its participation in the Main Street Program. I feel that the small fraction of the city budget set aside for this commitment to our future is a small price for the benefits that the City has received and will continue to receive from this program.

    Mark Vaughn, New Castle

  • Saving energy saves money

    As a concerned teen, saving energy is very important to do. I read about a very simple way to save energy. It barely takes any time at all and can even save people money.

    Saving energy is a very important thing in our society today. Doing this is extremely simple. If you turn off a fluorescent light for five seconds you save more energy than is required to turn on the light. If you leave the light off for five to 15 minutes you might even save money.

  • Main Street brings benefits to the city

    I recently learned that the New Castle City Commission is considering dropping out of the Main Street Program. I think this would be a serious mistake. During my tenure as Mayor and Commissioner, the city's participation in Main Street brought tremendous benefits to the city and continues to do so.

  • Oral History Project underway at CEO

    General Manager

    For almost 40 years, Billy Garwood of Crestwood didn't share his story.

    A chance conversation while working as a mechanic in Louisville fixed that when Garwood was told by an employer to never discuss the Vietnam War. And for more than 35 years, he didn't talk about his experiences, at least not with people who weren't veterans themselves.

    And that, Garwood told students at the Center for Educational Options Monday morning, was one of the bad times.