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Today's News

  • Hold insurance companies in check

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like it when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • $3.2 billion in stimulus coming to Ky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Now that President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment act has been passed, just how the stimulus funding will reach Henry County is up in the air.

    The money will be distributed to Kentucky’s 120 counties by the state. Among the firm details are that $100 million of the $3.2 billion earmarked for Kentucky  will be spent in Metro Louisville alone.

  • Look out for ‘alco-pops’

    MADD KY State Youth Program Coordinator

    Alcoholic versus non-alcoholic: think you could tell the difference?  You may want to think again.  Alco-pops are flavored malt-beverages to which fruit juices, sweeteners, wine, and/or distilled liquor have been added.  Alco-pops present a potentially serious health threat to youth. 

  • C.J. Penny's last-second basket lifts Anderson over Shelby in 8th Region finals

    Sports Editor

    C.J. Penny hit a long-range shot at the buzzer and the Anderson County Bearcats are headed to the Sweet 16 State Tournament for the first time since 1997.

  • New energy policy critical to economic growth

    Last year, families, businesses and communities in Kentucky’s Fourth District were forced to make tough choices in order to afford the soaring cost of energy.  This painful experience taught us that our energy supply will not always be abundant, reliable or affordable.  While it is tempting to think our energy crisis has ended now that oil prices have dropped, Americans cannot afford for Congress to become complacent.  We must not abandon our goal of creating a new American energy strategy.

  • HCPS to add two teachers for 09/10

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though enrollment in Henry County Public Schools is expected to slow, superintendent Tim Abrams recommended an addition of two teachers in the district.

    During last week’s Henry County Board of Education meeting, Abrams proposed that Henry County Middle School hire one new mathematics teacher for the 2009-10 school year.

  • 18 months in the making

    Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 26, the Henry County Local will no longer be located at 1378 Eminence Road.

    Instead, we’ll be operating out of our new location at 18 S. Penn Avenue in Eminence, next door to Shroyer Insurance and a couple doors down from Chat ‘N Nibble.

    Though we’ve allotted two days for the move, we should be up and running again Friday morning. But our first ‘official’ day of business at our new home will be Monday, March 2.

  • EIS announces new teacher

    Staff writer/photographer

    Paul Adams McDowell of Shelbyville took the helm of Eminence Independent School System’s Physical Education Department on Feb. 9.

    McDowell’s previous experience includes working as a special education teacher and a physical education teacher in Jefferson and Shelby County public schools. “He has experience at all three grade levels,” EIS Superintendent Don Aldridge said.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of February 18, 2009

    Wednesday, February 25

    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.

    Thursday, February 26

  • Spring Fling planning is underway

    Plans are currently underway for the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling.  The date is Saturday, June 13.  The committee is currently working on several things for the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling, but the economic crisis has hit us hard and we are strapped for funds to run the festivals in New Castle. The festivals are the Spring Fling, Fall Fling, and Christmas in New Castle.  We need some donors to step up and sponsor our festivals.  If we don’t get more sponsorships, we might have to take drastic cuts in the festivals.   It would be v