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Today's News

  • Ladycats get tested with busy weekend

    Following the first two weeks of the season, Jon Kasten said the Henry County volleyball team had the talent but the one area his players needed to improve in was their aggressiveness. After playing seven games during a three-day stretch, he no longer feels that way.

  • It’s back " the third annual Fall Fury

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 12 to 5 p.m. As always, there will be great Christian music, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks as well as lots of fun inflatable activities for the young and young at heart.

    Our special guest this year will be Jay Montgomery and his strength ministry. We hope your family will come out to see the power of God both through his hands and through his heart. We are also excited to announce that WJIE will be out to help with free give aways and promotions.

  • It’s an 0-3 start for Lady Warriors

    It is another 0-3 start for the Eminence volleyball squad, but new coach Stephanie Meadows says it’s a big improvement from previous seasons with her team putting up a bigger fight and hanging much closer to its opponents.

    The Lady Warriors lost to Gallatin County on Aug. 10, Owen County on Aug. 11 and Spencer County on Aug. 19 — all three matches were 2-0 in the best-of-three series. The one area Eminence needs to improve in is confidence, which was evident in its up-and-down play during the opening two weeks.

  • ‘A hole in my heart’

    Staff writer/photographer

    What would you pay to keep your child safe from a bully?

    What if you could get that knowledge for free?

    This evening local parents will have an opportunity to learn strategies to help protect their children from the newest kind of bully — the cyberbully.

    Vermont resident John Halligan’s 13-year old son was bullied by classmates both in school and online. Doubtless, he wishes he was spending this evening catching up on Ryan’s college life. Ryan would be 19 now.

  • Women have made great strides, have a long way to go

    In 1921, when Boyd County voters made Mary Elliott Flanery the first woman in the South to be elected to a state legislature, she did not lack confidence about the work ahead.  “I can hold my own with the boys when I get to Frankfort,” she is quoted as saying.

  • What are our limits?

    After watching Usain Bolt of Jamaica vaporize the world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin last week, I threw my hands in the air and said no more. There’s no way a human can run faster than those times. Or, I thought after a pause, is there?

  • Court thaws raise freeze

    General Manager

    The pay freeze on county employee salaries has thawed.

    The Henry County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 last week to give all county employees a 25-cent per hour raise effective Jan. 1, 2010.

    Based upon a motion by Magistrate Nick Hawkins, the vote came after a somewhat contentious discussion.

  • Speed limit discussion requires clarification

    Your article ‘Council sets new limit on Lou” has prompted my response and needs clarity in regard to the content of my letter and the circumstances surrounding my speeding ticket.

    As the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Eminence I have a responsibility to ensure, to the best of my ability, the safety of the residents.

  • ‘This place matters’ campaign comes to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Signs in the windows of as many as 40 downtown New Castle buildings proclaim “This Place Matters.”

    That is, in a nutshell, the message local preservationists strive to get across about small town architectural jewels, according to Joe Yates of the historic preservation board.

    “It’s not tied to any special event,” he said. “We want to make people aware of it, proud of it.”

  • NCKC five-year run is over for Henry Co. squad

    For the first time in a long time, the Henry County girls’ golf team was not at the top of the leader board.