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Today's News

  • Local businesses take hike in stride

    Staff writer/photographer

    On July 1 the Federal  minimum wage went up from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, a 70 cent increase. That amounts to a $28 per week raise for a full-time employee.

    Locally the impact appears to be negligible as the majority of workers already are at or above that hourly rate.

  • Stepping back down to assistant

    Suzanne Cates will be on the sideline next spring for the Henry County High School softball team, but as an assistant coach.

    Following a record-breaking year as the team’s head coach, Cates has decided to step back down to assistant — a position she held for three seasons under Jon Kasten from 2006 to 2008. She sent in her resignation letter before the season was complete, then finished the schedule. Another head coach has not been named but HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley said one is in mind.

  • Dollar General expanding, adding Campbellsburg location

    General Manager

    After weeks of speculation, construction on what will become the new Eminence Dollar General store is set to begin.

    Jerry Estes, with Cox Construction, said bulldozers could be on site getting the new property ready within seven to 10 days. Cox Construction will purchase the property at 881 Elm Street, almost across the street from the current store. The property currently is owned by Kenneth and Kathryn Way.

  • Cowboys station robbed

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Pendleton Cowboys/BP Food Mart early Monday morning.

    KSP responded to a call reporting the armed robbery at 4:40 a.m. Monday.

    “There were no customers there, just the clerk,” Detective Kevin Johnson said, “and nobody was injured.”

  • Growing need for special education programs a significant change in Kentucky schools

    One of the biggest changes Kentucky schools have seen since the start of the decade is the growing need for special education programs.

    While the overall school population grew 2.8 percent from 2000 to 2007, the number of those qualifying for special education programs grew by more than 15 percent, to nearly 108,000 students.  The fastest-growing segment was in the three- to five-year-old range, which went up by more than a fourth.

  • Thanks for your support of the New Castle Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 13.  The weather cooperated with us and we had a huge crowd and a lot of wonderful vendors.   

    With this being my 15th year as head of the New Castle Festivals,  I have seen a lot change over the years but our festivals are still going strong thanks to a lot of help from the people listed below.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS Football

    The Henry County High School football team starts practice next Tuesday, July 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the high school’s fieldhouse. All players must have a completed physical to participate. The Wildcats are coached by Chris Engstrand.

    HCHS Volleyball

    The Henry County High School volleyball team will start tryouts on Wednesday, July 15, at 3 p.m. in the new gym inside HCHS. Players must have a completed physical form before tryouts.

    HCHS Girls’ Soccer

  • Biggest Loser - Getting my body back through determination

    It all began in October 2006 with a wound in my foot that wouldn’t heal. I have diabetes — plus asthma, advanced arthritis in both knees, spinal stenosis and stents in my thigh and heart to open blocked arteries.

    I returned to work, but retired in December 2007 because I couldn’t work on crutches and had no energy. Meanwhile, a sunburn on my shin became infected, causing a deep painful wound that took nine months to heal. “Life” consisted of medical appointments and procedures.

  • Henry among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    Landmark News Service

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Henry, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • U.S. 421 bridge to be demolished

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the next two months there will be no bridge on Kentucky 55 just south of Campbellsburg.

    The bridge over the railroad tracks at KY 55 will be torn down and replaced so traffic will be rerouted via two detours.