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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 21, 2010

    Wednesday, July 21

    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.

    Thursday, July 22

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

  • The winds of change

    Staff writer/photographer

    With the first day of school less than a month away, a decision on a traffic plan for New Castle Elementary School has not yet been made.

    Officials have delayed a decision on the plan until they could be certain of how far along the building project would be by opening day. “We haven’t got a traffic plan until we can see how much room we’ll have,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said at Monday’s Henry County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • Booher plays in Class 2011 All-Star game

    There have been plenty of years that Henry County was represented in the girls’ Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Game, but Saturday night marked the first time in a while.

  • REINS: A major step to restore Constitutional balance in government

    For too long, Congress has delegated an unwarranted level of authority to unelected bureaucrats in the Executive Branch for major decisions that affect you and your family.

    Members of Congress vote on legislation, but the devil is always in the details.  The details of the legislation, which will directly impact you, are often left for unelected government employees to determine.  This is an all too common occurrence that lets Congress off the hook for major federal regulations that impact your everyday life. 

  • ‘I’m just glad it’s almost over’

    General Manager

    “I’m just glad it’s almost over.”

    The statement by Campbellsburg City Council member John Suter seemed to sum up the feelings of many at the city’s Monday night meeting.

    Representatives from contractor Jeff Perry and Sons, the Campbellsburg Fire Department and Troxell Electric were on hand to review what work still needed to be done on the building that burned in March 2009.

  • Stillwater Lake Club at the top of Kentucky

    With impressive results at the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships on July 10-11 in Walton, Eminence’s Stillwater Lake Water Ski Club has moved to the front of membership and tournament placements within the state, Stillwater Lake owner and skier Leon Leonard said.

    Competing against the best water skiers in Kentucky 10 days ago, the nine athletes from the Stillwater Lake Club came back with nine state titles and two state records during the two-day event.

  • KY-561: It’s gonna be a bumpy ride

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dam repairs on the Kentucky River at Gest are being blamed for deteriorating conditions on local roads.

    State roads 561 and 389 have sustained major damage from heavy construction equipment and trucks.

  • TCCAA cuts 2 days a week at HC Senior Center

    Staff writer/photographer

    According to the Tri-County Community Action Agency, Henry County’s senior citizens will have to find somewhere else to eat a communal lunch, play cards and socialize on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Hours at the Senior Life Enrichment Center have been cut by 40 percent.

     

  • Biggest challenge for school children is health

    For thousands of children attending school, the biggest challenge of the day may not be tied to the classroom, but to their health.

    A little more than 18 months ago, the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee began taking a closer look at this issue, to see what more the state might do to help those facing a chronic disease or a potentially life-threatening allergy.

  • Owners say All American Sports ‘here for community’

    Next to the New Castle Cafe on Highway 146 sits the only store in Henry County that specializes in providing needed equipment for most sports.

    Shirts are displayed in the windows and a sneak peek inside reveals what the store has to offer. All American Sports officially opened last February and is ready for business with the inside stocked with equipment and printed shirts.