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Today's News

  • Henry County unemployment rate rises

    Unemployment rates rose in 94 Kentucky counties between October 2006 and October 2007, including Henry County. While the KIPDA region’s unemployment rate increased only slightly from September to October, just .3 percent, Henry County’s rate of 5.9 percent was .9 percent over September 2007 and .7 over October 2006. Jefferson County posted the lowest unemployment rate in the region for October with 5.2 percent, which remains unchanged from October 2006, and one tenth of a point lower than September 2007.

  • Community Calendar for December 5, 2007

    Wednesday, December 5 Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12. Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • N.C. puts second read on hold

    A utility expansion ordinance for the City of New Castle was placed on hold Monday night by the city commission. The commission did so at the suggestion of City Attorney Joe Yates. Yates recommended the city give approximately 12 property owners a chance to enter into an agreement with the city in which the owners would sign statements that they would not oppose any possible future annexation. In return, those property owners would be able to tap onto the city’s current water and sewer lines for $750, instead of the $1,500 proposed in the ordinance.

  • Public Record for December 5, 2007

    Divorces Wade O. Preston, 42, Pleasureville, and Nancy M. Preston Harp, 40, Pleasureville. Christopher K. Click, 36, Louisville, and Sherry Click, 32, Shelbyville.

  • Governor-elect, General Assembly face challenges

    As Gov.-elect Steve Beshear prepares to take office next week, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two-year budget he will present at the end of January and the General Assembly will enact by mid-April faces a serious set of challenges. In recent weeks we have learned that several state agencies have to have more money just to get through the current fiscal year, which ends next June.

  • Eminence resident has almost 200 nativity scenes

    Staff writer and photographer For Beulah “Bootie” Payton, the Christmas season starts the day after Halloween, Nov. 1. That’s when she puts up her first nativity scene. It’s a more traditional one that’s roughly three feet in length. It’s adorned with gold tinsel garland and sits tastefully atop a wooden hutch in the living room of her Eminence home.

  • Ladycats already show progress

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats jump started their 2007-08 season at the Lady Spartan Invitational last week. And although it took a while to get the entire engine firing, by the end of the three-game, round-robin style tournament, the Cats were already showing progress from just three days earlier.

    Now, coach Todd Gilley said, the young squad has to continue to get better.

    Henry opened its season with a loss to Garrard County (64-40) on Wednesday, before losing to Sayre (37-26) on Thursday and defeating Model (48-38) on Saturday to start the season at 1-2.

  • Vote yes on Liquor by the Drink

    The City Council of Eminence is going to vote on liquor by the drink sales and the citizens of Eminence are wondering if liquor by the drink is the right move. Every town that is about to become a city has pondered the same question and they all have approved liquor by the drink sales. All neighboring cities — Carrollton, Shelbyville and LaGrange have liquor by the drink.

  • Students need support for trip to Spain

    Henry County High School is expanding its borders for learning to Spain. Thirteen students will be spending their Spring Break traveling across Spain, in an intense ten day educational tour of the country.

  • Wildcats split opening-week games for 1-1 start

    Sports editor

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team opened last season with a 1-1 record, then went on to celebrate one of its best campaigns in school history with a 19-11 mark and 8th Region Tournament appearance.

    Last week, with new faces and minus six seniors from last year’s squad, the Wildcats repeated with a 1-1 opening-week mark. Now, they hope to survive the early-season road games ahead and repeat last year’s success.