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Today's News

  • Lifting each other up, despite the fall

    There’s no denying it, I’m a Butler fan. I couldn’t hide it if I tried.
    Most times, especially during the NCAA tournament, I root for the underdog. I like to see the folks who don’t ‘win all the time’ make a run at the big prize.

    It makes me especially happy to watch a mid-mid-major school like VCU stump its opponents and silence its critics. But if they had to lose to anybody, I’m glad it was Butler.

  • Guest Column: Rick Rand

    While the just-completed legislative sessions will likely be remembered for two things – averting a crisis within Medicaid and enacting a far-reaching reform of our penal code – that should not overshadow the fact that quite a few other prominent bills are also now law.

    Since this was not a budget year, and we’re still recovering economically, most of the changes made by the General Assembly during the last few months do not involve much, if any, money.  Still, these laws will positively affect the public in ways large and small in the years ahead.

  • Local Students of the Week: Annie Myers

    Annie is 7 and in the 2nd grade.

    Teacher Amy  Shinn said Annie’s biggest accomplishment this year is in reading. “She’s not just able to read, she begs me to read,” Shinn said. “It’s been an exciting year.”

  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/06/11

    Arts and Crafts

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

    Blood Drive
    Red Cross blood drive at New Castle Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Local Students of the Week: Jordan Woods

    Jordan is 9 and in the 3rd grade.

    Principal Mike Doran said Jordan is a good kid. “He just does all the things you ask him to do,” Doran said.

  • Elementary Honor Rolls for 3rd 9 weeks

    Campbellsburg

  • ENGAGEMENT - Durrett-Lewellyn

    Libby and Sue Durrett of Campbellsburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany V. Durrett to James A. Lewellyn, son of Crystal and Jimmy Lewellyn of Ghent.

    The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Henry County High School and Jefferson Community College. She is currently employed at United Citizens Bank in Campbellsburg.

  • Registration for EIS Head Start begins Thursday

    Registration for Eminence Head Start and Preschool will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 7, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 8, at Eminence Elementary School.

    If you have an infant or toddler, or if you are expecting a baby, he/she may qualify for the Early Head Start program.

    If your child will be three years old by Oct. 1, he or she can be registered for the Head Start program. Children may be accepted into Head Start after the deadline as long as they turn 3 based on the eligibility guidelines.

  • Local History

    April 1951
    T-Sgt. Walter Payton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Payton, Campbellsburg, has been reported missing by the War Department. He was a member of the crew of a B-29 which has been missing on a flight over Spain. No report has been received of the crew or plane in three weeks.

  • Years ago in Henry County

    Hammer Smith

    200 Years Ago
    On April 6, 1811, Jacob Walker of Henry County purchased 100 acres of Henry County land from George Wilson of Bourbon County for $250. Also on this date, George Wilson of Bourbon County sold 100 acres of land in Henry County to John Raden of Shelby County for $300.
    John Stratton and Rosanna Strate were married on April 18, 1811, by Lawrence Owen, a minister of the gospel.  Robert Dean co-signed  the bond of 50 pounds with Mr. Stratton.