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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 1, 2009

    Wednesday, April 1

    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.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will be held in the HCMS conference room at 4 p.m.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

  • Eminence drops opener but improved from last year

    Sports Editor

    The Eminence Warriors had just one day of practice before their season opener at Christian Academy-Louisville last Tuesday, and they came away with possibly their best start since the track program was restarted in 2005.

  • Scholastic audit reveals deficiencies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told the Henry County Public Schools board the Kentucky Department of Education recently conducted a scholastic audit of Henry County High School.

    He said the audit contained 88 indicators of success graded on a one to four scale.

    “Nobody gets a four,” he said. “Three is fully functional.” Abrams said a score of two indicates that programs have been implemented and developed but still need improvement. A one means no improvement has been made.

  • The Devil is in the Details: An Assault on Charitable Giving

    In these difficult economic times, more Americans are turning to non-profit and charity organizations for assistance.  From local soup kitchens and homeless shelters to major philanthropic organizations, like the Red Cross and Goodwill Industries, charities across the nation are reporting an overwhelming increase in demand for their services.  However, due to a short-sighted provision included in President Barack Obama’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010, some charities may be unable to continue to respond to the needs of our communities.

  • 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.