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Today's News

  • HC EMS " A Model Service

    This spring I received calls from the Pendleton County and Owen County Judges saying they had been told we were the county to call with questions about running an efficient EMS service.  On June 18, I polled the surrounding counties about where their services stood financially.  As you read these numbers, I think you will see why our EMS service is the envy of the other counties.  Here are the findings of revenues versus expenses:  Carroll - $176,256 shortfall, Owen - $72,000 shortfall, Franklin -$355,000 shortfall, Shelby - $479,800 shortfall, Oldham - $2,838,292 subsid

  • Thank you to the Relay For Life teams

    Creative, relentless, awe-inspiring are some of the adjectives describing these 2009 Team Captains whose diligent efforts made the 2009 Henry County Relay for Life a success.  Thank you, Team Captains, for your hard work.  Together we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

  • Sports Briefs

    New Castle Chiefs of HCYFL Signups

    The New Castle Chiefs of the Henry County Youth Football League are having signups at the Henry County Board of Education on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (502)706-0600.

    Henry County Girls’ Soccer Tryouts

  • This is only a test; KSP holds training exercise in Pleasureville

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was a scene that had Pleasureville residents buzzing.

    Several marked and unmarked Kentucky State Police cruisers surrounded a house in Pleasureville two days in a row last week.

    The silhouette of an armed officer, gun drawn, shaded the siding next to the back door. He entered the darkened kitchen cautiously, warily. A man lay motionless on the tiles. A  pistol lay next to the prone figure, and an empty 40 ounce beer bottle stood on the floor.

  • Wait a minute, what did he just say?

    General Manager

    One of the things I consider to be interesting about what I do for a living is covering meetings.

    Oh, they’re not necessarily fun, but they are very important. And I learned a long time ago that sometimes people will say the darndest things in public meetings. Usually it results in spectators saying, “Wait a minute, what did he just say?”

  • Work to begin on U.S. 421, I-71

    Construction will begin the week of July 13 on U.S. 421 at the bridge over the CSX railroad near Campbellsburg. The bridge will be closed during construction.

    Also, beginning this week, lane closures and delays will be possible between mile markers 22 and 28 in Oldham and Henry Counties as the Kentucky Department of Transportation resurfaces the interstate, which should be completed by fall.

    The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the work zone.

  • Spring Fling committee deserves a thank you, better coverage

    I am very upset that New Castle Spring Fling did not get the billing (it deserved). It is one of the most important festivals of the year.

    They work hard for five months to get the bands and singers, the food booths, and flea markets, all the games and the silent auction, parade. They work very hard to give you a nice day to enjoy and have fun.

    I think we should give a big thank you to them.

    Mary K. Henson

    New Castle

     

  • Realtors earn new designation

    Steven L. Woods, Lyndon B. Johnson and Hannah Way of Re/Max Preferred Realty have earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.

     

  • My husband is no Jack Sprat

    My husband and I have always had many things in common. We share a love for books, old country music, the peace and quiet of rural living, and spending time with our children and grandchildren. For the most part, our values and outlooks on life are in sync.  Neither of us is particularly hotheaded, and we both feel a sense of humor is necessary to cope with life’s inevitable frustrations. But when it comes to dietary issues, we are exact opposites. We’re like Jack Sprat and his wife from the old nursery rhyme.

    Jack Sprat could eat no fat,

  • Martin wins Ladies Invitational over Adcock

    Louisville’s Krissy Martin has won the Henry County Country Club Ladies Invitational for the second time in three years, finishing three strokes ahead of Eminence’s Carolyn Adcock in a 36-person field last Wednesday afternoon.

    Martin finished with a 70 for 18 holes to win the championship flight, while Adcock finished at 73 for second and Joan Waldrup finished at 81 for third. Martin won the Ladies Invitational in 2007, Adcock won it in 2008 and Martin has now won it again in 2009 in the see-saw results. Martin plays at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.