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Today's News

  • ‘A hole in my heart’

    Staff writer/photographer

    What would you pay to keep your child safe from a bully?

    What if you could get that knowledge for free?

    This evening local parents will have an opportunity to learn strategies to help protect their children from the newest kind of bully — the cyberbully.

    Vermont resident John Halligan’s 13-year old son was bullied by classmates both in school and online. Doubtless, he wishes he was spending this evening catching up on Ryan’s college life. Ryan would be 19 now.

  • Women have made great strides, have a long way to go

    In 1921, when Boyd County voters made Mary Elliott Flanery the first woman in the South to be elected to a state legislature, she did not lack confidence about the work ahead.  “I can hold my own with the boys when I get to Frankfort,” she is quoted as saying.

  • What are our limits?

    After watching Usain Bolt of Jamaica vaporize the world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin last week, I threw my hands in the air and said no more. There’s no way a human can run faster than those times. Or, I thought after a pause, is there?

  • Court thaws raise freeze

    General Manager

    The pay freeze on county employee salaries has thawed.

    The Henry County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 last week to give all county employees a 25-cent per hour raise effective Jan. 1, 2010.

    Based upon a motion by Magistrate Nick Hawkins, the vote came after a somewhat contentious discussion.

  • Speed limit discussion requires clarification

    Your article ‘Council sets new limit on Lou” has prompted my response and needs clarity in regard to the content of my letter and the circumstances surrounding my speeding ticket.

    As the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Eminence I have a responsibility to ensure, to the best of my ability, the safety of the residents.

  • ‘This place matters’ campaign comes to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Signs in the windows of as many as 40 downtown New Castle buildings proclaim “This Place Matters.”

    That is, in a nutshell, the message local preservationists strive to get across about small town architectural jewels, according to Joe Yates of the historic preservation board.

    “It’s not tied to any special event,” he said. “We want to make people aware of it, proud of it.”

  • NCKC five-year run is over for Henry Co. squad

    For the first time in a long time, the Henry County girls’ golf team was not at the top of the leader board.

  • Eminence student asks for donations for foster children

    I attend Eminence Independent School. As an eighth grader you are required to accomplish a Service Learning Project. You can’t just volunteer to work at the concession stand or anything like that. Mrs. Montgomery said it has to be a need. So I watched everyone starting to find their “need,” some projects are pretty good. I was still left not really knowing what I wanted to do. I had heard about this program where pajamas are donated to foster kids. I told my mom to see what she would think about it.  She loved the idea, and then she told me a story.

  • Former English school students planning reunion

    Landmark News Service

    Students who went to the English School for any length of time are invited to a reunion-planning meeting to try to reconstruct the timeline and friendships of a bygone era.

    Sue Leite, a student there from 1950 to 1958, is spearheading the reunion and will hold the fourth planning meeting at 1 p.m., Sept. 19, at the school building.

  • Cats win opener

    After starting out of sync in their opening snaps, the Henry County Wildcats found their rhythm during the second half to erase an early deficit and come away with a 20-6 win over Pike County Central in the first week of the high school football season.