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Today's News

  • Cooks get trial date

    General Manager

    A New Castle couple at odds with Henry County Planning and Zoning will get their day in court.

    Bob and Ann Cook appeared before Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler for a pretrial conference on charges levied by Planning and Zoning.

    Greg Derossett, Henry County Planning and Zoning’s enforcement officer, cited the couple in September for violating a portion of the county’s Planning and Zoning ordinance that prohibits living in a camper or recreational vehicle.

  • Democrats reintroduce health reform in bigger, more expensive packaging

    On October 29, 2009, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the Democrats’ new health care reform legislation.  The Speaker, who once famously promised the “most open and transparent Congress in history,” added more than 900 pages to H.R. 3200 behind closed doors to develop a bigger, more expensive and more complicated health care reform package, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962).

  • Stumbo: Next budget will be challenging

    As Governor Beshear and the General Assembly prepare for the upcoming legislative session, it is becoming increasingly clear that the state’s two-year budget will be the most challenging Kentucky has faced since the Great Depression.

    Federal stimulus dollars have helped significantly, but unless Congress provides additional funds, the stimulus dollars will run out by the budget’s second year.  Barring an economic miracle, there will be considerable budget gaps and no painless way to fill them.

  • HC JV wins football conference title

    While the Henry County High School varsity football team has been on a roll to finish the regular season at 8-2 and win the Class 3-A District Four title, the junior varsity squad has been equally impressive.

    The younger players had a 6-1 record this season and won the conference championship on Oct. 24 with an 8-0 victory over Grant County in the finals. The JV program is making that transition from middle school to varsity much easier. Ray Isaacs is the team’s head coach and coaches defense; Cliff Dawson coaches offense. There were 21 freshmen and seven sophomores.

  • HC preps for tough Region 3 Champs

    Shortly after running two miles close to 100-percent on Monday afternoon at practice, the Henry County cross-country runners toed the starting line again for one mile all out. Minutes later, they sprinted past coach Greg Woods one by one to complete their final tough workout of the season.

  • Henry County Health Department to distribute H1N1 vaccines today

    Henry County residents have the opportunity to get the H1N1 inter-nasal spray vaccine Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department located at 125 North Property Road.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations and administer vaccine to the following groups:

    • healthy children and young adults ages 2-24 years old.

    • healthcare workers who are healthy and younger than 50 years old.

  • Old Drennon Road to get maintenance again

    General Manager

    A road less traveled, and seemingly forgotten for more than a decade, again will receive county maintenance.

    During the Henry County Fiscal Court’s October meeting, Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod told the court that a portion of Old Drennon Road was still considered part of the county’s road system.

  • Searching for the missing link

    There is something that just doesn’t feel right about this school year. So far, I’ve covered every type of game. I’ve covered wins. I’ve covered losses. I’ve covered nail biters. I’ve covered blowouts. By now, I’ve interviewed coaches hundreds of times, talked to players and written too many stories to keep count. Until Saturday night, I couldn’t put my finger on that something that is missing. Now I can.

  • Schools hit by triple whammy of illnesses

    Staff writer/photographer

    An unpleasant witch’s brew of illnesses is making Halloween week scarier than usual for local school students and their parents.

    Local officials say they suspect a triple whammy — stomach virus, the flu and strep throat — are responsible for increased absences in local schools.

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Sonny Fentress said there were more than 60 absences Monday following a fairly quiet start to the year.

  • Hilliard is here to HELP

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Hilliard’s business, Hilliard Enhanced Learning Programs HELP in Campbellsburg offers unique merchandise and training materials to professionals in fire/rescue, EMS, law enforcement, military, medical, public service and construction.

    “We are a one-stop training shop,” he said.

    Hilliard and his wife/business partner Melanie both are seasoned veterans in the emergency response field.