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Today's News

  • National energy tax legislation will cause more pain for Kentucky families

    Over the next few weeks, the House of Representatives will dedicate significant energy to debating a proposal that will 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 in an attempt to hastily address the issue of global climate change. 

  • Smithfield to name park for Morgan

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mayor Kenny Baker said Smithfield residents, local dignitaries plus friends and family will be on hand to honor Robert W. Morgan’s patronage of the City of Smithfield Park on Saturday, May 30.

    “Over the course of more than 30 years,” he said, “he let the city use the existing park.”

    Smithfield commissioner Saundra Smith said Morgan and his wife, Rose, have since donated the part of the park where the playground stands.

  • Hancock and Waits to remain open

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least one of Henry County’s two auto dealers learned last week that they were safe from closure.

    Hancock and Waits Chrysler dealership employees were on pins and needles awaiting notification from ailing auto giant Chrysler about whether or not they would be a casualty of industry-wide shutdowns.

  • Relay For Life events

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

     

  • Too early to say if GA will be recalled to Frankfort

    In the 50 years since the federal government began tracking personal income growth, there has never been a three-month period that was lower than its counterpart from the previous year.

    This summer, however, that’s expected to change.

  • Giving it their all

    Sports editor

    In their first year of eligibility for the Touchstone Energy All “A” Classic softball state tournament, the Henry County Ladycats came away with an impressive fourth-place finish against the smallest 125 schools in Kentucky.

  • Eastern, HCMS going to national meet

    Staff writer/photographer

    Students from two Henry County schools will face off against each other — and the rest of the state — for a chance to represent Kentucky at the We The People...Project Citizen national competition later this year.

    Last Thursday, the 18-member Student Government Club from HCMS competed with two Eastern Elementary School fifth grade teams at Eastern.

    “I think we have a great shot at winning the competition,” Jordan Lewellen, an HCMS eighth grader said.

  • Starting next week, the news will cost you another quarter

    In 1992, the average cost of a gallon of gas was $1.05. Remember that?

    In 1992, the average cost of a new car was $16,950. The cost of a first class stamp was just 29-cents.

    And in 1992, the Local started out costing 35-cents, and didn’t yet have full color on any page.

    Since then, a lot about the Local has changed. And next week, you’ll notice a change we haven’t made in 17 years.

    For the first time since September 1992, the price of the Local will go up a quarter to 75-cents. That change takes effect next week.

  • Lady Warriors pick up 2nd win

    General Manager

    As they finish up their regular season this week, the Eminence Lady Warriors are staring at a giant.

    To open next week’s 30th district tournament, Eminence will host Anderson County.

    “It’s a tough draw, but anytime you’re in our district, it’s going to be a tough draw,” coach Chris Nethery said.

  • Warriors get 1st win

    Staff report

    The Eminence Warriors picked up their first win of the 2009 season last week, defeating visiting Evangel Christian 4-3.

    Senior Michael Snell pitched the win for the Warriors, striking out 13, and picking up just five walks on three hits.

    According to Eminence coach Mark Payton, three Warriors had a total of four hits.