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Today's News

  • ‘Zoning’ to replace ‘building’ on permits

    General Manager

    According to a letter from the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet, Henry County can no longer issue building permits.

    A copy of a March 10 letter from Deputy Commissioner George E. Mann has been distributed in the county, and in at least one case, was accompanied by a campaign “flier” for Bob Cook, urging residents to seek a refund.

  • Shelby beats South for 8th Region title

    Playing inside Henry County High School’s legendary Roy L. Winchester Gym for the 47th straight year, Shelby County beat South Oldham in the finals of the boys’ 8th Region tournament last Tuesday night.

    The Rockets, who will represent the region in the Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament this week, won the regional title two years ago but were beaten by Anderson County on a last-second shot in 2009. They play the state’s top-ranked team, Ballard, in the opening round of the state tournament Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. inside Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • Who would steal from a child?

    In November 2009, our son, Noah, age 10, was diagnosed with a horrific type of childhood cancer. A tumor the size of a small cantaloupe was removed from his chest. Two weeks later he began a course of chemotherapy; every two weeks he checked into Kosair Children’s Hospital for five days for one treatment and then three days two weeks later. This schedule continued for six cycles. He then had one and one-half ribs removed and biopsied. We held our breaths until the pathology report came in-he was cancer free!

  • Thanks, but no thanks

    General Manager

    Deciding there were too many strings attached and too many unanswered questions, the Eminence City Council rejected on Monday a state sidewalk grant.

    After hearing a summary of the high points of a draft contract submitted to the city, the council gave its consent to scrap the $82,500 grant that would have required a $20,000 match by the city. The city had hoped to repair at least one mile of sidewalk with the funds.

  • Pikeville takes notice

    A month after Chris Price signed to play football for Pikeville College, three more Henry County High School football players have also committed to play for the Bears next school year.

  • Public Records for the week of December 16, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Melinda Bayorek, second degree arson, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/5.

    Kathrine L. Tingle, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/8.

    Roderick B. Graves, two counts of theft by deception, arrested by Bill Hudson on 12/8.

    Rodney G. Bright, contempt of court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    William O’Daniel, theft by unlawful taking over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/10.

  • Still practicing at 87

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chiropractor Lenville Ballard likes doing things the old-fashioned way.

    Ballard practices out of two rooms of his Point Pleasant Road home, and he sets his own appointments.

    The 87-year-old also uses his own time-tested diagnostic tests and administers adjustments with just his hands. “I haven’t used any other way since 1978,” he said. “I’m not rough and there’s no twisting.”

  • Wireless ‘net could come to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    A recent request by a communications company could put wireless internet access in New Castle and put a little cash in the city’s coffers.

    New Castle Public Works Director Scott Treece said last week that Liberty Communications approached him recently about putting an antenna on the city’s water tower.

  • Know the signs of dating violence

    What is Dating Violence?

    Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.  It occurs in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships and can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; or a combination of these.

    Incidence of Teen Dating Violence:

    • 1 in 5 teens that have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped, or pushed by their partner

  • Smoke Doctors are now selling their special sauce

    Can you believe it? It is really here — finally! Yes, the Smoke Doctors now have their original barbecue sauce ready for public consumption.