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Today's News

  • Misinformation exists among residents

    First, I would like to thank Jonna Spelbring Priester and the Henry County Local for the coverage given to the New Castle City Commission meeting last Monday evening, specifically the coverage of the discussion pertaining to the Renaissance On Main project. By now, I'm sure you have read the article in last weeks Local regarding the discussion of the New Castle Main Street project.

  • Henry County Fair named best of 2007

    General Manager

    For the first time in its 60 year history, the Henry County Fair has received a truly unique honor.

    During the Convention of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows at Lousville's Galt House, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture named the 2007 Henry County Fair the best fair of 2007. The fair also received the 2007 designation for the most progressive fair.

  • Public Record for January 16, 2008

    Marriages

    Nancy Maire Preston, 40, Pleasureville, to Bobby Carroll Beckley, 52, Pleasureville.

    Brittany Nicole McIntosh, 22, Turners Station, to Kristopher Scott Chilton, 24, Turners Station.

    Divorces

    Richard Benjamin Putnam, 29, Pleasureville, and Rachael Dever Putnam, 26, Pleasureville.

    Timothy E. Shaw, 36, Pleasureville, and Etehel E. Shaw, 29, Beattyville.

    Property transfers

  • Liquor by the drink will only hurt Eminence

    My name is Dani Wells and I am a junior at Eminence High School. In response to the news article about the passing of the alcohol ordinance in Eminence, I would like to comment. As a new driver on the road in Eminence am I being put at risk for an alcohol related accident?

  • How can you reduce global warming?

    Here lately everyone has been talking about Global Warming. A lot of celebrities come out and say we all need to do our part. So how can you do your part to help global warming? You can start by eating less meat. Yes, it's true. This works by reducing the amount of livestock that then decreases the amount of methane flatulence from the animals. Scientists now say cutting 10 percent of red meant would cut the gasses emitted by cows, sheep and goats that contribute to global warming.

  • 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