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Today's News

  • Traffic plan set for New Castle Elementary

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said New Castle Elementary School staff will be out in force to help parents navigate the construction-site traffic plan when school begins on Aug. 11.

    “They’ll be out there to direct traffic and get them through those first few days,” he said.

  • Column: Huge tax increases in the forecast for American families and small businesses

    During the early stages of a typhoon, the storm begins brewing offshore and out of sight.  It is not until the typhoon reaches the coastal shore that it takes full form and residents are forced to deal with such a disastrous storm, moving at speeds up to 200 miles per hour.  Once the storm hits the shore, it is only a matter of minutes, hours or days before the waves and wind, destroy homes, businesses and livelihoods.

  • Shaws: A moving success

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Shaw’s Auction Barn brought new life to downtown Eminence when it moved here in 2009.

    Now, due to its success, the business has outgrown its Main Street location. At the end of August, Shaw will move less than a mile away to the old Brunswick building at 891 Ballardsville Road.

  • Camp Cedarmore hosts Indian Summer Camp

    Most Henry Countians know about Camp Cedarmore near Defoe, but many local residents do not realize that the facility is the site of an annual week-long program for children ages 6 to 18 who have or have had cancer. Called Indian Summer Camp, the non-profit program is funded by donations from individuals and companies around Kentuckiana. The camp is free to campers.

  • Berea College becomes reality for King

    Finalizing what has been in the works for four years, Alexa King leaves for Berea College on Aug. 21.

    The 2010 Henry County High School graduate has wanted to attend Berea since her freshman year of high school, and starting this fall will run cross-country and track for the Mountaineers. Brescia University, Lindsey Wilson and Spalding University all showed interest in the pole vaulting specialist, but in the end she went with the school that first drew her attention in 2006.

  • Magistrates made the wrong call

    True leadership means doing that which is right, though it may not be popular.

    On Tuesday, June 20, members of the Henry County Fiscal Court missed a prime opportunity to display true leadership.

    At issue was whether or not the court would remove Roger Hartlage from the Henry County Planning and Zoning Commission. In April, Hartlage and the other members of SBH Properties received a notice of violation from the state that charged the group with having improper fill material on its property.

     

  • Court votes 3-2 to keep Hartlage

    General Manager

    In a controversial 3-2 vote, the Henry County Fiscal Court opted not to remove a Planning and Zoning commissioner from his post.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 28, 2010

    Wednesday, July 28

    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.

    Keyboarding class at the Henry County Library at 2 p.m. These 30 minute classes are for all skill levels and set at your own pace.

    Thursday, July 29

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

  • Children’s pageants scheduled for Eminence Day

    Baby, Cutie Pie and Little Miss and Mister Contests will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, as part of Eminence Day celebrations. The contests will start immediately after the parade and will run every half hour thereafter in the bricked area beside Farmer’s Deposit Bank’s main branch. The baby contests will be for girls/boys ages birth to six months, 7-11 months, 12-18 months, 19-23 months; Cutie Pie Contest for girls/boys ages 2 to 5 years of age; Little Miss and Mister contest for ages 6 to 8 and must be a couple to enter.

  • Serving up a cool family tradition

    Staff writer/photographer

    Sandra and Chester Stivers didn’t plan to become well-known for their homemade ice cream at the Henry County Harvest Showcase, but it has become a family tradition that all will have the chance to enjoy on Saturday.

    The Stivers have brought homegrown green beans, potatoes and other produce to the Harvest Showcase for ten years.