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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the Week of December 24, 2008

    Wednesday, December 24

    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.

    Annual Christmas Eve service from 11 p.m. to midnight at First Presbyterian Church of Eminence. All are welcome. For more information please contact (502) 641-6527.

  • Local holiday traditions are varied

    Staff report

    Throughout the coming days, families will gather and celebrate Christmas. Many will incorporate their own traditions, some common, and some a little unorthodox. We spoke with a handful of Henry County residents and officials, and the following are their traditions:

    Lynn Adams

    New Castle City Clerk Lynn Adams said her family’s holiday visits begin with with her in-laws starting the Saturday before Christmas.

  • HCMS seventh-grade team finishes second in conference tourney

    The Henry County Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team finished second place in the North Central Kentucky Conference Tournament on Dec. 13, defeating both Trimble County (46-24) and Carroll County (32-29) to advance to the championship game but losing to Walton-Verona (42-23) in the finals.

    The entire tournament was played in a single day at Carroll County Middle School, with the Cats playing their first two games back-to-back, resting one game, then playing for the title.

  • EHS gets bronze again

    General Manager

    For the second year in a row, Eminence High School has been named to the U.S. News and World report list of America’s best high schools.

    And for the second year in a row, Eminence earned a bronze medal on that list. EHS Principal Steve Frommeyer said the accomplishment is a testament to the school’s hard working students and teachers.

  • Thanks for help with Christmas in New Castle

    I would like to start off by thanking everyone who attended the annual Christmas in New Castle on Friday, Dec 5.  I would like to thank all the parade participants, City of New Castle employees, New Castle Police Department, New Castle Fire Department, Prewitt’s Funeral Home, Henry County Judge Exec Office, New Castle Renaissance Committee, Joe Berry, Homer Druin, Merrie Melodious Dulcimers, Morris Insurance Agency, Kentucky State Police Trooper Chip Perry, My Cottage Web Studio, Froggy 104.9, WHAS TV 11, New Castle Festival Committee members with their help in having anothe

  • Kentucky’s prison statistics are sobering

    Early this year, Kentucky got a sobering wake-up call when the Pew Center on the States said we had the nation’s fastest-growing prison population in 2007.  While most states saw their numbers rise by less than five percent from the previous year, ours went up 12 percent.

  • Story was not ‘news’

    I could not believe it when I flipped the Henry County Local paper over and read the bold headline about the unfortunate death of a local businessman and friend.

  • Coach Chris Engstrand and East take 20-14 loss in East/West All-Star Game

    Chris Engstrand and the East All-Stars were in position to win the annual Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association All-Star Game at Holy Cross High School Saturday, but the East squad threw an ill-timed interception late in the fourth quarter and ran out of time as they took a slim 20-14 loss to the West.

  • Death was a tragedy, but headline offensive

    I fully understand that the business of journalism relies on sensationalist headlines and scandal. But I’d like to take this small space to remind you of where it is you are trying to do business. Henry County is a (sometimes unfortunately) place where most people know the story long before this paper is printed. For you, it is sometimes difficult to realize your place here, but it was no more apparent than when I read your article concerning Michael Wells on the front page of the Dec. 17 paper.

  • Local resources make good on New Year’s resolutions

    Well, here we go again…a new year…a fresh start with more good intentions and the pledge to spend more time with the family, begin healthier habits, get organized or begin that “read the Bible in a year program.” Don’t worry, this is not another one of those motivational columns that promises to help you reach all those lofty goals you have set for yourself. This is, however, a column written by your community anti-drug coalition that is dedicated to strengthening the families of Henry County.