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Today's News

  • Local business changes name, pledges the same home town service

    Staff writer/photographer

    ReMax Preferred Realty is no more.

    The New Castle real estate company has changed its name to Ky. Homes and Farms as the owners shed their ReMax franchise.

    With 43 years’ combined experience, realtors Steve Woods, Lyndon Johnson and Billy Bob Coomes say they are confident their shift from ReMax franchise to independent ownership of KY Homes and Farms Real Estate is the right move for them as well as their clients.

  • Veterans Day traditions continue

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an “unknown soldier” was buried at Westminster Abbey in England and at the Arc de Triomphe in France.

    The gesture marked the end of World War I and became known as Armistice Day.

    The United States followed suit in 1921, burying a soldier whose name was “known but to God” in Virginia overlooking the Potomac River

  • EHS shifts focus to Region 5

    After racing at the Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park in Lexington on Saturday, the Eminence cross-country team has shifted its focus to the all-important Class A Region 5 Championship.

    The regional meet, which will be held at the Trimble County Park this Saturday, has been the one race the Warriors have been aiming towards all season. In their final build-up race, they competed alongside thousands of runners in Lexington at the annual Meet of Champions. It’s one of the largest cross-country meets in Kentucky with more than 10 separate races.

  • 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.