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Today's News

  • Fall Fling is around the corner

    It is hard to believe that three-fourths of the year is already over.  With that said, it is time for the annual New Castle Fall Fling, Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic New Castle. 

  • A Better Solution to Health Care Reform

    Although Speaker Pelosi’s flawed 1,990 page health care bill (H.R. 3962) passed the House on Nov. 7, the debate on health care reform is far from over. 

    We need health care legislation that will give the American people the reform they have asked for: fix what is broken in our health care system, reduce cost and increase access to health insurance.  That is why my Republican colleagues and I introduced the Common Sense Health Reform and Affordability Act (H.R. 4038).

  • The way we were

    General Manager

    In her younger days, Dorothy Fetter was a figure skater. She was a member of the Louisville Figure Skating Club and U.S. Figure Skating Association. Her oldest son is a professional ice skater.

    Fetter, a native of Princeton, Ind., also was an airplane riveter before she started a family. Her marriage of 56 years produced four children, and she is the proud grandmother of 17, and great grandmother to 23.

  • TJ Cooper breaks EHS records in senior year

    TJ Cooper passed Curt Higgins, Marcus Wright and Ed Berry on the all-time list to improve four Eminence High School football records during an impressive senior season, securing his place among the best to play for EHS.

  • Health Department to give H1N1 vaccines

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you haven’t gotten your H1N1 vaccination yet, it’s not too late.

    H1N1 flu vaccination shots will be offered free of charge at the Henry County Health Department on Friday, Nov. 20, from noon to 2:30 p.m.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to administer the vaccine to these target groups:

    • Pregnant women.

    • Health care and emergency medical services personnel.

  • Talking turkey at 2 community dinners

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents will have at least two opportunities to get a Thanksgiving dinner without doing the cooking themselves.

    On Sunday, Nov. 22, the Eminence Council of Churches celebrates its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Service beginning at 6 p.m.

  • HCPS: Leave contingency funds alone

    Staff writer/photographer

    As members of the Kentucky General Assembly gear up for the 2010 legislative session, some are taking aim at school contingency funds.

    During Monday’s meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Henry County Public School Superintendent Tim Abrams said some members of the General Assembly have indicated considering requiring school districts to use their state mandated contingency funds for regular operating budgets. Abrams read a resolution to the board that opposed such a plan.

  • Communities gearing up to light up

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County communities soon will have visions of sugar plums, melodious Christmas music and breakfasts with a certain jolly old elf.

    Smithfield council member Saundra Smith said Smithfield will throw the switch on its Celebration of Lights Nov. 30.

    Lights, garlands and wreaths will twinkle on lamp posts and greenery throughout the village.

  • Cats growling for region finals

    After Friday night’s exciting 14-0 win over Elizabethtown in the second round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs, no football team at Henry County High School has won more games than this 2009 squad. And if these Wildcats can have it their way, they will tack on a few more victories before the season is over.

  • He’s a traveling man

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ballard Metcalfe is going places.

    The Eminence High School senior, who also is enrolled at Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was photographed recently in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

    Reportedly, he was cool as a cucumber as he delivered an address to the National Energy Board — a 50-member panel of legislators, policy advocates and business leaders. The topic was greenhouse gas emissions.