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Today's News

  • Be prepared

    Obama a government partner with God? U.S. food shortages?

    I thought this article was a joke: www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/08/20/army-lord-obama-seeks-health-care-pu...

    Apparently, Obama told thousands of religious leaders in a conference call:  “The government is a partner with God in matters of life and death”  He asked religious leaders to preach from the pulpit on the benefits of health care reform.

    So I rang God up this Sunday and asked.  “Lord, why would he say you are partners?”

  • Where the sidewalk... ... crumbles?

    General Manager

    In some places along Main Street in Pleasureville, grass grows up between sidewalk panels. In other places, the sidewalk is sunken, or cracked and falling away.

    City officials aren’t sure just how old the sidewalks are, but Mayor Rodney Young estimates some portions date back to the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Tindall attends clerks institute

    Campbellsburg’s City Clerk, Tish Tindall, attended the 30th annual Kentucky Municipal Clerks Certification Institute for Municipal Clerks, Deputy Clerks and Assistant Clerks who continue to meet the educational requirements leading toward certification. The KMCI was held in Lexington July 27-31 at the Crowne Plaza.

     

  • Woody and Chloe need your help!

    Students have returned to school, football is in full swing, and September is just around the corner.

    It’s that time of year. And it’s almost time for the Henry County Local’s Newspapers in Education program.

    This year, Woody and Chloe, the Kentucky Weiner Dogs will return to our NIE page each week. The two adorable pups — and yes, they are real — are unbelievably popular throughout the state, and Henry County is no exception.

    The series, written by Leigh Ann Florence, returns by very, VERY popular demand.

  • HCYFL

    Eastern 54, Trimble 0: In the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League, the Eastern Colts opened the season with a 54-0 win over the Trimble County Raiders on Saturday.

    Jacob Watson scored first with a 34-yard touchdown run, and followed with another touchdown when he picked up a fumble and returned it 22 yards. The Colts scored two extra points on a pass from Conner Smith to Nick James after the second touchdown. Smith then ran in a quarterback sneak late in the first quarter, and the extra points pass from Smith to Johnathon Suter was complete.

  • Cheerleaders from EMS might dance at Capital One Bowl

    If they can raise $16,000 for the trip, the Eminence Middle School cheerleaders will be performing at the Capital One Bowl in front of thousands of cheering fans on Jan. 1.

  • Warriors face adversity in big win

    It was a tough weekend for the Warriors, but they had no problem on the field as they came away with a big 58-22 win over South Floyd in their opener Saturday night.

  • Taxes, taxes, taxes

    In last week’s Local, there were four articles notifying the public about tax increases from the City of Eminence, Henry County Public Schools, Eminence Independent Schools and the Henry County Public Library. It seems like every year, they vote for a tax hike. With a bad economy, people losing their jobs, the cost of living increasing, many people won’t get a raise in salary this year and all of the hard times many people are experiencing, I get upset every time I see the words tax increase.

  • Three arrested in meth lab bust

    General Manager

    Three adults have been arrested and charged in connection with a small, working meth lab near New Castle.

    Joseph E. Foree, 29, and Sandy Wentworth, 28, both of 3568 Campbellsburg Road, were arrested Monday, Aug. 24 at their home.

    Also arrested was Joseph A. Callis, 29, of 348 S. Property Road, New Castle, who was at the Campbellsburg Road residence at the time of the bust.

  • Library hosting open house Sept. 3

    General Manager

    For the first time in many years, the Henry County Public Library will hold an open house.

    Slated for Thursday, Sept. 3., the event is designed to promote the variety of adult and children’s programming at the library, and will include door prizes and snacks.

    The Kentucky Historical Society will be on hand with their Images of the South exhibit, and will hold a special story time at 6 p.m.

    Organizers Suzanne Kirk and Julia Turpin also hope to have a display of local artwork on hand.