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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 22, 2009

    Wednesday, July 22

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Defoe Christian Church will show the movie, “Facing the Giant” at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, July 23

  • Stillwater skiers do well at state

    Seven water skiers that regularly train at Stillwater Lake, located between Eminence and New Castle on Hwy. 55, made the drive to Paducah on July 11-12 for the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships, and came back with impressive results.

  • Eminence sponsoring Eminence Day pageants

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, August 8.

  • Kentucky regarded as safe

    For years now, Kentucky has regularly been regarded as a safe state.  The U.S. Census Bureau, for example, says we have the nation’s 10th lowest violent crime rate.

    Unfortunately, there are still far too many instances of those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law.  According to the Kentucky State Police’s latest annual statewide report, a serious crime occurred every four minutes and 15 seconds in 2008, for 122,000 overall.

  • Two phases to rebuild CFD station

    General Manager

    It will take two phases, but the Campbellsburg Fire Department could be rebuilt this year.

    Campbellsburg City Council member Rex Morgan delivered a report by Harold Bratton Monday night that outlined the work that needed to be completed on the station. The fire department was seriously damaged in a fire earlier this year.

  • A place for all to learn

    Staff writer/photographer

    Indigo Buntings flit by and two fawns trail a doe into the woods through the roadside blooms of Periwinkle and Queen Anne’s Lace.

    Those are just some of the fauna and flora that may greet newcomers on the road to Kentucky State University’s Environmental Education Center in southeastern Henry County.

    Drive down two miles of gravel road off U.S. 421 at the 17-mile marker and there lies 300 acres of protected Kentucky wild lands.

  • Sharp Shooters headed back to national event

    After finishing ninth place at the National Rifle Association’s International Youth Hunter Education Challenge last August in Pennsylvania, the Henry County Sharp Shooters are headed back to nationals in less than two weeks.

  • It’s the little ‘guilts’ that get you

    Opening the refrigerator this morning to get cream for my coffee, I saw IT again on the second shelf near the back.

    It is a half of a honeydew melon that for some reason has no sweetness. I made myself finish the first piece for breakfast two days ago and then I ate another slice for a pick-me-up that afternoon, but I just can’t bring myself to eat any more of it and, as my husband has no interest, it sits there in the refrigerator.

  • The hidden health care cost of cap and trade

    In June, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi successfully forced passage of controversial cap and trade legislation (H.R. 2454) that will cost American families thousands of dollars each year in new energy costs.  This legislation creates a national energy tax that is expected to increase utility bills, raise the price of a gallon of gas, push food prices to new heights and generally increase the cost of nearly every consumer product, including health care.

  • Detour already causing headaches

    Staff writer/photographer

    Even before school starts, traffic on Cardinal Drive in front of Campbellsburg Elementary School has become a headache.

    Officials expect that headache could worsen once school starts.

    Tuesday morning HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams met with project engineers and local officials to discuss Campbellsburg Elementary School traffic problems due to bridge construction on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55.