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Today's News

  • Benefit to be held for Shyann Quickert

    On Saturday, March 13, 2010, a benefit for 9 year old Shyann Quickert will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Shyann has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The benefit will be from 4 to 9 p.m and will include a live auction, raffle items, door prizes and The Longshot Band will entertain. The cost is only $5 and will include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will also be available for sale. For further information contact Karen Phillips at (502) 321-9230 or Tracy Kemper at (502) 667-0208.

  • New Castle announces dates for festival events

    The New Castle Festivals Committee will have a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, as a fund raiser for the festivals. The bazaar will be held in the Locker on South Main Street in New Castle. We will have arts and crafts, flea markets, antiques and yard sale booths. This coincides with the annual yard sales on Kentucky 55.

  • Sedrick Williams takes over track program

    Trying to bring a more consistent approach to the Henry County track program with a long-term focus, Sedrick Williams has taken over the reigns as the head coach.

    Williams, who was born in North Carolina but raised in New York, was officially given the position in October. He started coaching the squad on Feb. 22 with the first meet scheduled for next Thursday at Carroll County.

  • Public Records for the week of December 9, 2009

    Marriages

    Shanna D. Stivers, 46, New Castle, to Kamlesh C. Dave, 49, New Castle.

    Rita Carol Marsh, 59, Campbellsburg, to Phillip Wayne Brown, 59, Campbellsburg.

    Daphne R. Wirth, 39, Pleasureville, to Christopher J. Banks, 47, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    The City of New Castle, by and through Mayor Judylee V. Diederich, to Henry County Public Schools. Property in New Castle; $10,000.

  • Jeffries, Mings make All-Region teams

    In a vote of the 8th Region’s basketball coaches, Henry County High School seniors Connor Jeffries and Kelsey Mings were named to the All-Region Teams which were announced early Monday morning.

  • Pleasureville meeting is broken, time to fix it

    It was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Since I began working in newspapers more than a decade ago, I haven’t seen a meeting as nutty, as whacky, as out-of-control as last week’s meeting of the Pleasureville City Commission.

  • 24-hour race this weekend in Eminence

    In what will be the first ultra-distance running event in Henry County, the Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour race this weekend.

    Labeled the Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race Sponsored by PBI Bank, the event starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishes at 9 a.m. on Sunday due to Daylight Saving’s Time. Runners can compete as individuals or on four-person relay teams but they do not have to run the entire 24 hours or stay on site during the 24-hour long event.

  • Health care plan will be a disaster for America

    Why is our current health care system completely unable to control costs? For the same reason most Americans over-eat at buffets: when you don’t have to pay for each plate of food, you usually eat more. In recent decades, the percentage of health care spending paid “out of pocket” by patients has fallen substantially from 52 percent in 1965 to 15 percent in 2005.

  • Shelby, South advance to 8th Region finals

    By the time this paper reaches newsstands, the basketball nets inside Henry County High School’s gym have already been cut down and the boys’ 8th Region champion has been crowned.

    Playing past deadline on Tuesday night, Shelby County and South Oldham met in the title game. The winner represents the region in the Sweet 16 State Tournament inside Rupp Arena, playing against 7th region champs Ballard on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Ballard is the top-ranked team in Kentucky.

  • Eminence grocery getting a face-lift

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s been an Eminence fixture for 33 years, and now, it’s getting a bit of a floor-to-ceiling face-lift.

    Recently, Norm’s Food World founder Norm Wood and partners, sons David, Spencer and Steve Wood decided their fixture needed new fixtures.

    Store manager Steve Wood said major renovations are in the works. He expects work to continue for about six months, but said since they are doing it in phases, he does not expect any store closures.