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Today's News

  • Mental health and substance abuse present persistent challenges

    One of the country’s most persistent challenges is finding ways to help those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues beyond their control.
    Federal figures show the number to be significant.  In 2008, it was estimated that 30 million Americans had received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous year, and about 22 million were believed to be addicted to drugs or alcohol.

  • Vote yes on city, county options

    If it weren’t for our front page, you might not know there’s a wet/dry vote coming up.

    There’s been little discussion, very few phone calls and no letters to the editor about the local option votes to be held Dec. 13 countywide and for New Castle.

    Even the referendum on the Henry County Country Club vote in June generated two letters. And that involved just one precinct.

    Several years ago, when Eminence was considering by-the-drink liquor sales, there was plenty of public discussion for or against.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 30

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Christmas Events

    Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Henry County Middle School. Come join Santa for a pancake breakfast, magic show, picture with Santa and door prizes. $4 per person.

  • Addressing school bullying

    Bullying is one of the most common forms of violence seen in schools. A national survey conducted by the federal government in 2007-08 found that more than 55 million school-aged children have reported being a victim of bullying.

    There are many different ways a child can be bullied. Bullying can range from simple name calling to physical altercations.  Today cyber-bullying has grown in popularity. Children can experience bullying while online and their offenders often remain anonymous.

  • HCHS student sings her way to state choir

    A Henry County High School sophomore recently was named to the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s All-State Women’s Choir.

    Lauren Montgomery, who transferred to HCHS this year when her family moved from Deer Park, Texas, a suburb of Houston, auditioned in October for the choir. She is the daughter of Buzz and Denise Grigsby of Campbellsburg.

  • 'THANK GOODNESS FOR YIPPIE LITTLE DOGS'

    Edward and Jamie Whitaker credit their dogs with waking the family when fire broke out in the garage of their Hickory Lane home at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 27.

    “Thank goodness for yippie little dogs,” Ed Whitaker said, as he assessed the still smoldering remains of the home Tuesday morning.

  • New Castle's local
-option vote is on

    Voters in New Castle will answer two alcohol questions in a special election on Dec. 13.
    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ruled last week that a local-option vote to allow alcohol sales within the city could proceed. She also ruled that the local-option election in New Castle could be held on the same day as the countywide option vote.

  • Hussey CEO says no worries for employees

    Hussey Copper employees at the company’s two plants in Eminence, should have no worries regarding the recent bankruptcy sale, according to the company’s President and CEO, Roy D. Allen.
    Allen, who has operated the company since 1984, said the company was forced to file  for bankruptcy Sept. 27, blaming losses on consultants the company had hired to help refinance its operations.

  • Cravens, Fiscal Court discuss memos

    In an attempt to keep magistrates informed, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent stepped on a few toes.
    During the Nov. 15 Fiscal Court meeting, Sheriff Danny Cravens, while discussing the department’s budget, brought up a memo sent to the magistrates earlier this year stating that the sheriff’s department was behind on payroll.
    “Yes, we got behind on payroll,” Cravens said, “but that happens.”

  • A Case for determination

    Setting goals is easy. Achieving them? That takes a lot of hard work and determination. Just ask Adam Case.

    The Eminence High School senior was a sophomore when he approached cross-country coach Scott McClamroch and said he wanted to be a runner.

    At the time, Case was a bit overweight and out of shape. He hadn’t played a sport since he was in youth league soccer.