Today's News

  • Lead poisoning isn’t just a thing of the past

    By Katherine Jett



    Last week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced it had revised its more than 20 year old policy regarding lead poisoning in children.

    While lead poisoning may sound like a disease of the past, it is currently the most preventable environmental disease of young children in the United States today.

  • Peapod Trike-A-Thon

    On Friday May 4, the Peapod Preschool in Eminence held a Trike-A-Thon. The week leading up to the Trike-A-Thon, the students followed the curriculum for the program that includes riding-toy safety lessons provided by St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The students gained sponsorships that helped the Peapod to raise $642.47. The money will assist in saving the lives of children battling cancer and other diseases at the hospital.

  • Carrying on the table talk tradition

    A few years ago, my mother gave me one of my most prized possessions.

    It wasn’t a huge flat screen television or the latest iPhone. She gave me my grandparents’ kitchen table.

    It has a worn quartered ash top; two insertable leaves; thick scrolling legs. They had a dining room table that seemed much more elegant and contemporary, but it was only used for the overflow of family that was there on Christmas night. Otherwise, it sat in a separate room like a dainty showroom piece from the 70s.

  • Local Buzz for the week of May 23, 2012

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church events

    Vacation Bible School will be held at Union Baptist Church June 6-8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night For more information please call (502) 878-4870, (502) 667-2450 or (502) 667-0976.

  • Analysis: New Castle surplus depends on depreciation

    Depending on which numbers are considered, the proposed 2012-2013 New Castle budget projects a deficit, and the city may have to dip into its reserves in the coming fiscal year.

    As presented on the proposed budget ordinance, the city projects total revenues for 2012-2013 at $1.106,704, while expenses are projected at $1,182,729, for a budget deficit of $76,025. That said, the city does come into the year with a beginning balance in its combined accounts of $820,157.

  • Road to graduation rough for Broughton

    Hannah Broughton turned 18 in March and easily could’ve decided not to make up the classes she missed but needed in order to graduate from high school.

    The obstacles she overcame in the last few months reach beyond those most high school seniors face, not because she was born with spina bifida, but because she almost died.
    Broughton didn’t know she had an infection. She just felt pain.

  • Got Gaudy?

    If you want to embarrass your friends or enemies while raising money for charity the Gaudy Potty is at your disposal.

    The Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team can help you facilitate your plot against friend or foe by delivering the Gaudy Potty, including solar powered lawn lights, for a small donation of $10 or more.

    Janice Jaggers expedites deliveries and set up for any address within the county limits. She and the Homestead Nursing Center Relay for Life team thought of the idea during a brainstorming session at one of their meetings.

  • HCPS facing $714,000 deficit

    The Henry County Board of Education’s tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year shows a gap between expenses and revenue with a $714,000 deficit. The budget reflects a decrease in government funding, state economy and school attendance.

    At the board’s Monday night meeting, Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district is spending more than it projects to make in the next year.

    Without cutting programs, Abrams hopes the board can find solutions when it submits its working budget in September.

  • Lyle defeats Hawkins for Circuit Court Clerk

    Barring unforseen circumstances, Gina Lyle will be the next Henry County Circuit Court Clerk.

    Tuesday night, Lyle defeated challenger Nick Hawkins 1072 to 927.

    The pace of the race remained neck and neck until Lyle the final two precincts — Campbellsburg and Gest. Campellsburg was the next to last to report in. There, Lyle won with 162 votes to Hawkins’ 53.

    Early in the evening, Hawkins came to the Henry County Courthouse, hugged Lyle and wished her luck. The sentiment was reciprocated.

  • People: The charm of Henry County

    By Candy Clarke

    Charm is defined as “attractiveness; the power to delight or attract people.” In my opinion, that equates to a place called Henry County.