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Today's News

  • Bryant sentenced to 50 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of two men charged in connection to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield has accepted a plea bargain.

    Robert Bryant, of Eminence, and codefendant Johnny Lee Gibson were arrested in May 2008 and charged with breaking into the home of Joe and Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    As part of his plea, Robert Bryant, of Eminence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years.

     

  • Public Records for the week of April 28, 2010

    Marriages

    Kelly Smith King, 36, Sulphur, to Kenneth Wayne Wathen, 42, Sulphur.

    Heather K. Shelton, 21, Pleasureville, to Brandon D. Shrader, 24, Pleasureville.

    Tammy Louise Murray, 38, Warsaw, to Richard Monroe Smith, 48, Turners Station.

    Violet K. Raisor, 71, Shelbyville, to Robert Coy Logan, 63, Shelbyville.

    Brittny K. P. Hamilton, 18, Turners Station, to Emmanuel T. Maddox, 19, Turners Station.

    Divorces

  • Summer Cooling Program 2010

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency began its Summer Cooling Program, July 12. The agency, located at 125 Park Road in New Castle asks that when applying for assistance to please bring the following:

    Recent electric bill (shut off notice)

    Proof of income (previous month) of everyone in household

    Names, birthdates and social security numbers of everyone in household

    Proof of current address (rent, receipt, lease or deed, property tax bill)

  • FRYSC to hold Hearts of Grace giveaway

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Family Resource Center and Youth Services have partnered with community churches and community members for the Hearts of Grace Giveaway.

    Youth Services Center coordinator Karen Wilson said the overall concept is a yard sale with a twist — everything is free.

  • House misses mark on financial reform; ignores American taxpayers

    Over the course of the past two years, Americans have lost homes, businesses and jobs, attributable in large part to a lack of effective regulations on Wall Street and in the housing market that led to a series of costly bailouts by the federal government.  Last week, Members of the House were faced with a decision between defending the American taxpayer or continuing the culture of “too big to fail” Wall Street bailouts.  

  • Final season at Union College

    He has survived four grueling football seasons at Union College, including a red-shirted freshman year. He has worked himself into the starting rotation. He has clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time any linebacker ever has at Union. And Daniel Moody, a 2006 graduate of Henry County High school, is preparing for his final go around as a Bulldog.

  • Kentucky provides 2.3% of energy

    When it comes to supplying the energy that powers our country, Kentucky plays a bigger role than most.  We represent just 1.4 percent of its population, but provide 2.3 percent of its electricity.

    The main reason for that, of course, is coal, which was first commercially mined in the Commonwealth in 1820.  Now, only two states extract more annually, and only four depend on it more to run their homes, schools and businesses. Here in Kentucky, it supplies more than 90 percent of our electricity.

  • Do you take debit cards?

    General Manager

    Eminence residents soon will be able to pay their utility and tax bills by credit or debit card.

  • County parks manager feels at home

    Staff writer/photographer

    Travis Buchanan, of Cincinnati, has worked as Henry County’s parks manager since April, but said he feels very much at home in the position.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on turf grass and a minor in business.

     

  • HCPS to resume classes on August 11

    Students in Henry County have about one month of summer vacation remaining!  The county school system will begin their 2010-11 school year on August 11 when students will again catch their buses and find their desks for more learning opportunities.

    Registration for families new to the county begins at the central office at 326 Eminence Road in New Castle.  Parents can call 845-8600 or come by the office to get the information needed to get their children enrolled at any of the district’s schools.