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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sharing a labor of love with friends

    I am, typically, a patient person. I don’t easily lose my temper, nor do I get frustrated quickly.

    But last week, my patience was tested.

    Ten years ago, I started making baklava. For the uninitiated, baklava is a glorious combination of phyllo dough, honey, nuts and spices. It is rich, sweet, crunchy, and unbelievably delicious.

    I was introduced to this heavenly concoction as a kiddo when my mother toted me to an Helenic festival in Evansville. There, we found gobs of the stuff, and it was love at first munch.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 18, 2009

    Wednesday, November 18

     

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    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.

     

  • STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Representing Henry County High School against the best runners in Kentucky on Saturday afternoon, sophomore Cassey Fischer placed 16th at the state meet for the second year in a row and junior Eric Phillips placed 79th in just his first year running cross country.

  • Pleasureville man arrested

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 25-year-old Pleasureville man was arrested Friday, Nov. 13, and charged with rape and sodomy.

    Ira Simpson is charged with three counts of second degree rape and one count of second degree sodomy. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

  • McAlister indicted on 14 counts

    General Manager

    A Henry County Deputy Jailer arrested in September on sodomy charges has been indicted.

    Anthony L. McAlister, 47, of New Castle was arrested in late September on nine charges stemming from abuse officials say took place from 1987 to 1995.

    Last week, the Henry County Grand Jury indicted McAlister on six counts of first degree sodomy, with a victim under the age of 12, a class A felony, and eight counts of class B first degree sodomy.

  • Entertaining postseason

    Coming out more fired up than I’ve seen them in a while, the Henry County Wildcats sprinted out of the locker room ready to roll against Elizabethtown in the second round of the football playoffs. I could see it before the game even started. The look in their eyes told the story that was to unfold during the 48 minutes that followed. I knew they would find a way to win, and that they did.