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Today's News

  • 10 years of showcasing local goods

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fairgrounds will be alive Saturday with the smells, sights and sounds of locally grown and produced food, crafts and art.

    The 10th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase officially kicks off at 10 a.m. Early birds can catch breakfast with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30 a.m. After that, the activities abound until at least 4 p.m., when the antique tractor pull gets underway.

  • Visitor dances for charity

    Staff writer/photographer

    Choctaw Jim’s on U.S. 421 has been a suburban Campbellsburg fixture for many years. The store is packed to the rafters with Native American jewelry, western wear, motorcycle gear and handcrafted furniture.

    Last Saturday, Choctaw Jim Thompson stepped out of the box to bring a whole new dynamic to the store by introducing Perry Joe “P.J.” Gabbard, a 34-year old Cherokee entertainer to Henry County.

  • Public Records for the week of January 21, 2009

    Marriages

    Melissa Dawn Helton, 29, Kewanee, Ill., to Wiliam Alfonso Marroquin Roca, 25, Kewanee, Ill.

    Ashley Danielle Wickham, 24, Eminence, to Charles William Browning III, 26, Eminence.

    Property transfers

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS XC

    The Henry County High School cross country team will start practice on Monday, July 20, at Harry Hill Park. Practices start at 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday with each runner having the option of which practice to attend. Elementary runners will not start practice until the first week of school, while it is optional for middle school runners.

    EHS XC

  • Biggest Loser Weigh-in chatter

    Biggest Loser contestants keep trying.  They persevere.  Sometimes everything flows perfectly.  They are amazed at how well their eating and exercising stay on track. Other weeks are frustrating, yet they do not accept defeat but valiantly keep striving.  Through all challenges, Biggest Losers must discover how to stay balanced and keep their eyes on the goal of healthy weight loss.  Here is an inside look at the agony and the ecstasy of their ten-week commitment as heard from remarks at weigh-in.

  • Top players back for this weekend's club finals

    With the top contenders back and two titles on the line, the Henry County Country Club will host its annual club championship this weekend on it’s 18-hole, par-72 golf course just north of New Castle.

    Last year’s winners — Brad Gross and Lindsey Bevill — will try to defend their titles. The 36-hole tournament, which is open to all club members, starts at 11 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday with 18 holes each day.

  • American health care reform: the way forward

    Our health care system is in need of reform.  Health care costs are too expensive and many families do not have access to the affordable, high-quality health care that they deserve.  In the coming weeks and months, Congress will debate health care reform proposals.  As a father of six and a former small business owner, ensuring access to quality health care is one of my top priorities.

  • Lawmakers ponder Sunday wine sales

    Landmark News Service

    Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate,” specifically to visit the winery.

  • Public Record for the Week of Dec. 31, 2008

    Property transfers

    Vincent O. MattinglyJr. , Living Trust, dated Jan. 22, 2004, to Glenn Apple. Property in Henry County, $15,000.

    James A. and Linda L. Wolfe, Campbellsburg, to Angela Marie Imel, Eminence. Property in Henry County; Love and affection, fair market value is $148,000.

    Henry County Fiscal court, by and through John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge/Executive, to Timothy J. and Bernadette P. Larson, Pendleton. Quitclaiming property in Henry County, fair market value is $2,500.

  • Report gives lawmakers snapshot of housing crisis impact

    Last Thursday, Kentucky got the latest snapshot of just how much we have been affected by the nation’s ongoing housing crisis.

    While the news could certainly be better, the report approved that day by the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee found that Kentucky is nonetheless seeing fewer problems than many states, especially those along or near the coasts.