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Today's News

  • Thumbs up: it's time to move on

    I've written dozens of sports columns for the Local - if not, hundreds. And this may be the most difficult of them all. After all, it's not too often that you say goodbye to something that means so much to you.

    It's time to move on, and probably long overdue. But trust me when I say this: it's in the best interest for us all.

    Are you ready? This will be the final week you will see the cheesy thumbs-up mug shot that goes along with my weekly column. It was a great run, but people in the community have told me it's time for a change, and I finally agreed.

  • Beef recall affected HCPS

    Beef obtained from a tainted slaughterhouse, intended for consumption by Henry County schoolchildren will be destroyed, Superintendent Tim Abrams said Tuesday.

    District officials received at least one case of frozen hamburger patties from a company linked to the Southern California slaughterhouse, accused of animal cruelty.

    "We'll be destroying that case as directed by USDA," Abrams said.

    Some of the meat had already been consumed by students in the district, prior to federal notifications, he said.

  • Henry County under an Ice Storm Warning

    Henry County is under an ice storm warning until 9 a.m. Friday.

    • The National Weather Service in Louisville Web site states that an ice storm warning is in effect for all of north-central Kentucky and southern Indiana.

    "An area of low pressure is developing over the souther Plains and will move northeast toward the Ohio Valley tonight," a statement on the NWS Web site states. "Ahead of this system .... warm, moist air is spreading over the top of a preexisting cold air mass. This has set the stage for widespread freezing rain and sleet."

  • A willingness to listen, and change

    Landmark News Service

    The whispers and looks don't bother John W. Smith Jr. anymore.

    It;s something the 78-year-old New Castle native says he;s been dealing with all his life.

    When white business owners made him enter through the back doors, he didn;t protest. When some made racial remarks, he turned the other cheek.

    Even when a banker denied the man a mortgage in a white neighborhood because he was black, Smith — who now works as a car salesman and serves on the Henry County School Board — didn't make a scene.

  • C'Burg man enters plea in infant death

    Landmark News Service

    David Cull - the Campbellsburg man charged with sitting on and suffocating his infant grandson while impaired - plead not guilty to charges of reckless homicide in Henry County District Court earlier this week.

    He will next appear before a judge Feb. 25.

    Cull, 50, was charged Thursday with killing his 2-month old grandson, after investigators say he allegedly passed out from prescription pills then sat on and suffocated the infant, who was laying on an armchair in the family's living room.

  • News briefs for February 20, 2008

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  • Coffee shop talk is returning to normal

    I couldn't help myself. Normally, I wouldn't care. But I blame two, maybe three, little old ladies in a Louisville coffee shop.

    There are certain words and phrases that my brain listens for, even if I'm not actively listening.

    Somehow, and I couldn't tell you how, Britney Spears made it into the mental queue. Maybe it had something to do with the Dr. Phil visit to her psych ward room, which thrust her name into the headlines and news broadcasts for what seemed like the dozenth time in three days.

  • Grand Jury indicts two for burglaries

    General Manager

    Two individuals associated with Christmas-time thefts in the Pleasureville area were indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week.

    Michael D. Thurmond, 19, of Pleasureville, and Nora Bishop, 42, of Owenton, were indicted for Dec. 19 burglaries of homes on Pleasureville Road, Chilton Lane and Bethlehem Road, as well as a December burglary on Point Pleasant Road.

  • Thanks to EPD and HCSO for show of respect

    Thanks to the Eminence Police and Henry County Sheriff's Department for the professional way they escorted Sam's funeral to Eminence. They honored him by bowing their heads as we came out of the funeral home and continued at every turning point.

    This showed our family respect and how well he was thought of. Several comments were made on a very organized and professional job. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    Patsye Jennings and family, Eminence

  • Hussey employees vote to join USW

    Landmark News Service

    A day after they overwhelmingly approved a union, Hussey Fabricated Products workers filed suit against their employer, alleging it unfairly revoked cell phone and smoking privileges at the plant, a union spokesperson said.

    Workers at Hussey Fabricated Products voted to unionize Thursday, in a move that unites the Eminence machining plant with its sister factory, Hussey Copper Ltd.