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Today's News

  • The devil is in the details: higher taxes for small businesses

    The U.S. Labor Department recently released the unemployment numbers for February. More than 650,000 jobs were lost last month, pushing the national unemployment rate to 8.1 percent, up from 7.6 percent in January.  

    Since the recession began in December 2007, 4.4 million jobs have been cut. February’s report further underscores the importance of creating and protecting American jobs.  

    It is through this framework that we must examine President Barack Obama’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010.

  • General Assembly egular session wraps up this week

    The 2009 Regular Session – which wraps up on Friday this week – will long be remembered for several reasons.  During this time we overcame a large budget deficit, overhauled the state testing system for our schools and set in motion nearly $2 billion in road improvements.  We also sought to slow our skyrocketing prison growth by providing more substance-abuse treatment to those whose addiction has led to an arrest.

    There were quite a few other bills about to become law, though, that in ways large and small will make a difference in our lives.

  • Four Henry County residents nabbed in ‘Operation Spring Clean Up’

    Landmark News Service

    Local law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, March 20, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Four Henry County residents — Jeffrey Roberts, 20, New Castle; Yvonne Dawson, 57, Pendleton; Zackory Johnson, 19, Smithfield; and Duran Towles, 20, Pendleton — were arrested; each was lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

  • Eminence, EIS to discuss community center ownership

    General Manager

    Months after it was first suggested by an outgoing city council member, the City of Eminence might consider giving control of the Eminence Community Life Center to the Eminence Independent Schools district.

  • Henry County Republican party honors Abraham Lincoln

    This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.  Born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, he led a modest life, worked hard, and went on to become the 16th President of the United States.  Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 as the candidate of the newly formed Republican Party.  He led our nation through one of the most devastating periods in our history - the Civil War.  He is considered by many to have been the greatest American president. 

  • ON THE RUN

    Landmark News Service

    Three Indiana prisoners remain on the loose after leading authorities into Kentucky.

    In Carroll County, men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on Kentucky 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

  • Gardening on the rise as grocery budgets shrink

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last summer the regulars at the senior center in New Castle grew six hearty tomato plants just outside the center’s back door. The seniors tended the bright red beauties and enjoyed their flavor on salads and sandwiches.

    Whether it’s six tomato plants or a half-acre garden, backyard produce may offer a safe, abundant, relatively inexpensive alternative to supermarket fruits and vegetables.

  • Music seen as critical to education

    Staff writer/photographer

    Russell Cooper, director of vocal music and theater is giving the students of Henry County middle and high schools something to sing about.

    The choral program is on an upswing after declining numbers and little participation in the past.

    Cooper has 20 students in seventh grade chorus, 18 in eighth grade chorus and 21 in high school chorus. “It’s up from 12 in high school last year,” he said.

  • Sorry, I ain’t birthin’ no babies

    Spring has arrived, and I’m pretty happy about that — except for one thing.

    Spring, as you know, is when most livestock give birth. Each year we have mares that are bred to foal in March, April or May, and that makes me extremely nervous. Being a stay-at-home wife, I am the designated lookout. Somehow it is my job to keep an eye on the mares and make sure that everything is going okay, should they foal.

  • Mandatory garbage lawsuit hearing to be held April 28

    We the members of the Henry County Concerned Citizens would like to advise all Henry County Residents of how our lawsuit regarding mandatory garbage is progressing.

    There will be a scheduled hearing at 9:45 a.m., April 28, on the 10th floor of the Jefferson County Judicial Center at 700 W. Jefferson Street.  The Appellate Court will hear oral arguments at this time.  The court of appeals will hear only about 20 percent of cases put before them.