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Today's News

  • Moments to Remember

    I tend to focus more on the teams I cover than the individuals who play on the teams. It’s just the way I’m wired I guess. As a former coach, I realize the pitfalls that can occur when young people are repeatedly told how wonderful they are.

    There is teammate jealousy to worry about. There is the distraction of thinking that colleges just may be watching. And then there is that terrible disease known as “big head syndrome” to worry about.

  • Reuse your Christmas tree in a favorite fishing pond

    By Levi Berg

  • For some flavor, try roasting vegetables

    As grilling vegetables is to summer, roasting vegetables is to winter.
    Not only does the cooler weather make it a wonderful time to turn on the oven, but the vegetables available in the winter are practically designed to be roasted.
    Most root vegetables, such as beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes, onions, turnips, potatoes and winter squash, are perfect for roasting.
    The process of roasting brings out the natural sweetness of vegetables and intensifies their natural flavors.

  • Campbellsburg Students of the Month
  • Lions party makes Christmas bright

    Members of the New Castle Lions Club once again brought Christmas joy to local families with their annual Christmas Eve Toy Giveaway party. Attendees were treated to toys, gift bags, candy, the Christmas story and of course, a visit with Santa, all hosted at the New Castle Christian Church’s gymnasium.

  • Quire’s feline friends inspire a fantasy quest

    Mary Ellen Quire’s new book, Sheldon’s Diary, could have been called “The Secret Lives of Cats.”
    But that title could have been too restrictive — while the fantasy world the feline protagonists, Sir Sheldon and Sir Cheddars, inhabit, the stories that sprang from the author’s imagination involve all kinds of animals.
    The cats serve as knights who have sworn their service to the Paws for the Imminent Cause to fight injustice for animals and help the helpless.

  • Away in a Manger

    The annual tradition of the Bethlehem Living Nativity marked its 57th year this past Christmas week. Several area churches and dozens of volunteers work together to bring the tradition alive each Christmas. Although the threat of severe weather closed down the nativity scene Wednesday night, organizers estimate that thousands visited the scene over the course of the days leading up to Christmas.

  • State lawmakers prepare for new legislative session

    As the General Assembly readies for a return to the Capitol next week to start another legislative session, it is worth taking a look back on what has happened since the last one ended in late March.

    This period is known as the interim, and it gives the House and Senate’s two dozen joint committees – plus several temporary ones – time to review the issues affecting the state in a less pressure-filled setting.  In some cases, meetings are held across the state.

  • Fire and rain: Looking back at 2015, Pt. 1

    Take a look at the stories that were captured in the pages of the Henry County Local this past year.

  • No more tobacco at HCPS

    When school is back in session Jan. 4, one major change will be implemented at all Henry County Public Schools.  There will be no tobacco use allowed at any event, in any building or on any school-owned property.
    The Board of Education voted on the tobacco-free campus policy Dec. 21, but the decision was not a unanimous one.