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Today's News

  • A sweet dog yes, but he’s no Mallowmar

    It’s my firm belief that every camping or hiking trip will result in a strange or funny story.

    I’ve had my share over the years, including, most infamously: “Johnny, don’t pee on that tree ... pee on that one over there!” and “Allright! Straightenerup!” The second was uttered after midnight at a camping trip to General Butler State Park on Derby weekend in 2008.

  • Grand Jury indicts five connected with Copper wire theft

    General Manager

    Five area residents have been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury in connection with copper wire theft in the Smithfield area.

    Michael Anthony Byers, 36, of Eminence, Christopher W. Byers, 20, of Campbellsburg, Dwight Lyons, 25, Campbellsburg, John Brandon Thomas, 22, Eminence, and William J. O’Daniel, 32, of La Grange, were arrested in December 2009 in connection to theft of copper wire from Smithfield area resident Keith Thompson.

  • EHS track continues at least one more season

    After restarting the Eminence High School track team five years ago, Steve Frommeyer announced the program will continue this spring.

    Frommeyer, who is the school’s principal and head football coach, has decided to continue the program after students showed enough interest. He will be the head coach for a team that has struggled with numbers the last few seasons. There are around 12 athletes wanting to join the squad.

  • Hoopla... it’s back!

    It’s Henry Hoopla time, again.

  • Conservation district seedling give-away

    There will be a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public on a first come basis beginning sometime after April 1.  If you are interested in obtaining some of the seedlings, please call or visit the District office as soon as possible to put your name on the list. The district office is located at 1125 Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY  40050, and can be reached by phone at 502-845-2890.

  • All that and a box of cookies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Known for crafts and cookies, Girl Scouts are so much more.

    Caitlyn Moore, 14, is in the eighth grade at Henry County Middle School and a girl scout.

    Where Boy Scouts start out as “cubs” Girl Scouts like Moore can begin as “daisies.”

    Moore said she always enjoyed scouting, and as she aged scouting became more adventurous.

    “It’s different when you get older,” she said. “I’m into high ropes, caving and canoeing.”

  • The lady of the house versus the spring mud

    After months of winter with its snow and cold, bulky coats, frozen windshields, school closings and slippery roads, almost all of us are eagerly looking forward to spring. We anticipate the pleasures of the warm sun, breezes scented with the awakening earth, and the surprise of crocuses and daffodils pushing their way up overnight. But the thing that comes to my mind in spring is mud. I, too, love warm weather, spring flowers and sunshine, but I admit it is mud that I connect most to spring

  • Bridge near Pleasureville up for replacement

    Staff writer/photographer

    This much is known: a bridge in Henry County will be replaced this year.

    The only question is just when that will take place.

    Andrea Clifford, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said construction will not begin until the HCPS year ends as traffic will have to be rerouted during the project.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 17, 2010

    Wednesday, March 17

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will meet in the conference room at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, March 18

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

  • You, too, can contribute to Meals

    Is there anything we can do to help those in our community who are elderly, frail, without transportation, isolated from the population at large?

    We can aid in the continuation and expansion of the Meals on Wheels program that delivers healthy, nutritious food to their doorsteps almost every day of the week.

    Tri-County Community Action Agency currently serves an average of 55 homebound clients, ages 60+ in Henry, Oldham and Trimble counties.

    More than one-third of them live in Henry County and there is a waiting list.