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Today's News

  • Henry County's generosity is appreciated

    Operation Christmas Child collected 1,511 shoe boxes from the greater Henry County area. These shoe boxes were forwarded from the Port Royal UMC Relay Center to the Collection Center in Louisville and from there on the Processing Center in Boone, North Carolina. From there they will be sent to children in disaster relief areas, orphanages, refugee camps and needy areas around the world.

    We wish to thank all the churches and individuals who contributed to this wonderful act of generosity.

  • Clerk's proposed budget includes $55,440 increase in excess fees

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager During last week’s Henry County Fiscal Court meeting, Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley presented the first draft of her 2008 budget. The budget includes a 10 percent forcasted increase in receipts, and an 8.9 percent forecasted increase in total disbursements.

  • Santa will be visiting Henry County after Eminence's Light Up Celebration

    I am a bit upset with the inaccuracy reported in an article in last week’s edition about my apperances in Henry County. Yes, Santa Claus will be at the Eminence Light Up Celebration on Dec. 1. But this is not Santa’s last visit to Henry County for this year. For the last 51 years, my final appearance in Henry County has been on Christmas Eve day for the New Castle Lions Club’s Toy Party.

  • Letter to Granny from 7-year-old boy

    Letter to Granny from 7-year-old boy

    Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The years have been a battle for me and I have been trying to prepare my loved ones that there will come a day when I am no longer here. My seven year old grandson, Tyler Tingle, felt it in his heart to write me a note about this day and I felt in my heart I should share it with all of you:

    "Dear Granny,

  • Eminence Independent Schools Holiday Assistance Program

    Happy Holidays!

  • Oldham County Airport's condemnation powers

    In a Letter to the Editor in the Local of November 14th, Ferenc Vegh said his mother “asked the Airport Authority Board chair, Mr. Westbrook, how can a board appointed by Oldham County Fiscal Court, have jurisdiction (for eminent domain purposes) in another county. His answer to her was ‘Because we can.’” Mr.

  • Franklinton Baptist Church presents Christmas comedy this Saturday

    What do you get when you mix two rather inept radio show hosts, an over-zealous organist, one singing pianist, a guitar picker, an inebriated local cook and one underpaid, overworked weatherman and traffic reporter? You get “The Gene and Jean Saturday Night Radio Hour,” an original, interactive comedy for Christmas.

  • According to Kids Count Data, Henry County makes progress

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager With a handful more children in 2006 than 2000, Henry County has made some progress when it comes to serving the needs of its children according to the latest Kids Count Data Book released earlier this month. The data book reports information, by county, based on 47 indicators of child well-being.

  • Jefferson Community and Technical College campus comes to Carrollton

    Landmark News Service After several years of hard work, the dream of building a new Carrollton campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College moved a big step forward last week. Local and state officials announced Wednesday, Nov. 21, that they have reached an agreement securing a site for a new campus.

  • Paducah spoils Wildcats' record-setting year

    Henry County's storybook run, which saw the football squad celebrate the school's first two playoff victories, came to a screeching halt Friday night in the Class 3-A quarterfinal at Paducah Tilghman.

    Coming on the heels of their playoff wins over Western Hills (20-7) and North Oldham (15-7) the previous two weekends, the Wildcats had no answer for the speedy Paducah team, which led 23-7 at the half and pulled away to a convincing 36-13 win.