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Today's News

  • HCHS grad presented paper to conference in Wales

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ashley Ireland’s groundbreaking research into the high-tech “Google Generation’s” information gathering methods earned her a trip abroad.

    This spring, the 2001 Henry County High School graduate was invited to present her findings at the Literacy Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales.

    “There was a lot of publicity calling this college-age generation lazy,” she said, “and unable to think critically.”

  • Hamilton: ‘I am going to walk’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Betty Jean Payton Hamilton was in Eminence running routine errands on May 21 when she suffered a life-altering accident.

    The 76-year old New Castle resident had been to the bank and the grocery store, and stopped in at the pawn shop to chat with relatives.

    Hamilton then went to Southern States where she was going to grab some gardening plants.

  • Community is welcome to Music on Main

    Music on Main is this Friday night. The City of Eminence wants to invite everyone to attend. This is a night full of fellowship, food, fun and live music. The live music will be provided by another local band, the Sugarfoot Band! The night will start at 5:30 with a great selection of food — Eminence Christian Church will have a fish fry and Wesley Morrison will have some Hot Diggity Dawgs! The live band will take the stage at 7, and will play until 11. There will also be some fun for the kids.

  • Shortfall will be focus of legislative session

    When the drafters of Kentucky’s constitution wrote the section on special legislative sessions more than a century ago, they gave the governor the authority to call them and set the agenda, but left it up to the General Assembly to decide what, if anything, should become law.

    With that in mind, Governor Beshear last week formally called legislators to return to Frankfort on June 15.  Not surprisingly, his first priority is overcoming a billion-dollar shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins in July.

  • Pleasureville needs a new fire truck

    In the past the City of Pleasureville has had no luck in retaining a police officer. They complain there is not enough “action” in Pleasureville. Since the city cannot afford to pay overtime, an officer would only be allowed to work 40 hours.  That leaves 128-hours per week the town is not covered.  We have more protection day and night when we don’t have an officer; through the Kentucky State Police and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.  There are only three women at our Commission meetings that complain of not having an officer.

  • Offer a little respect to cemetery worker

    Memorial Day is a day set aside for us as Americans to remember those who have fought and died for our country and I would like to thank all the men and women who have fought and died for our country, and I would like to thank all the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country over the years.

  • ATVs create a ruckus in NC

    Staff writer/photographer

    September Tingle and her family’s all-terrain vehicles are the focus of neighborhood grievances in the Castle Creek subdivision south of New Castle.

    In May, a handful of residents came to the New Castle City Commission to air their complaints. At the June meeting, both sides of the argument were represented and packed the meeting room. Tingle said she was unaware the ATVs were considered to be such a problem.

  • Eminence to go with OneCall

    General Manager

    Notifying Eminence residents of special meetings, events or important alerts could become easier after a move by the city council Monday night.

    In a 4-2 vote, the council voted to contract with OneCall Now for a system similar to what the county government and both school districts use to notify residents and parents of emergencies and other situations.

  • Enough with all the rules and regs

    People the world over are governed by rules and regulations – far too many in my humble opinion. The ones that irk me the most are those aimed at protecting us from our own actions – like the mandatory seatbelt law, or, in many states, the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists. I know, I know – many of these laws save lives. But I believe folks ought to have the right to act unwisely in matters affecting only themselves. The Bill of Rights should have had a clause to the affect that people have the right to be dumb about their own welfare if they choose.

  • Proms should be held at the schools

    I recently saw where the HCHS senior prom and the EHS prom were held in Louisville. My question is why couldn’t the proms be held at their respective high school gyms?

    When I went to school, the high school gym was a suitable place for the senior prom, but it seems the grown ups are sending the seniors the wrong message by saying that the seniors are better than the seniors who came before them like myself.

    I hope everyone will come to their senses and start holding the senior proms at the high school gyms again.