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Today's News

  • Property values down means taxes are up

    In the present economy, why are homeowners being taxed more while property values have gone down? According to the latest news reports, property in the U.S. has declined 27 percent. Henry County is no different than the rest of the United States. Is this another example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer?

  • Both 30th District teams advance to 8th Region finals

    After the semifinals Monday night at Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium in New Castle, the stage was set for the boys’ 8th Region tournament finals between Anderson County and Shelby County, which was played Tuesday night past deadline. (Check the Web site www.hclocal.com or www.khsaa.org for results. Game coverage will be in next week’s Local.)

  • Tattoos aren’t just for the young

    Back in the 1960s, tattoos were not the popular body art that they have become. In the upstate New York town where I grew up, I knew of no one who had a tattoo; that is, until my boyfriend – now my husband – got one in the Marines. I was shocked. How could he mar his body with something so permanent? He thought my efforts to persuade him to have it removed were nuts. The tattoo stayed, I got used to it and married him in spite of the large off-kilter anchor on one arm.

  • Cedar Lake closes on park property

    General Manager

    After more than two years, Cedar Lake has sealed the deal.

    Last week, the facility that serves patients with mental disabilities, closed on a contract purchasing three acres of the new Henry County recreation and services park on U.S. 421 north of New Castle. In doing so, Cedar Lake handed the county a check for $89,000.

  • Transportation, NASCAR highlights in a busy session

    Roads and NASCAR were the twin highlights of a busy time in the Kentucky House of Representatives last week, as we raced toward the final few days of the 2009 Regular Session.

  • Crawford, Farmer lead Cats at Mason-Dixon Games

    Sports Editor

    In Henry County’s season opener Saturday afternoon, Brittany Crawford and Travis Farmer both earned third-place finishers at the Mason-Dixon Games — which also served as the Kentucky Indoor State Track and Field Championships — and the Henry girls finished 16th in the team standings while the boys finished 22nd.

  • Eminence has illegal speed bumps

    Speed bumps are a traffic control device that is specifically regulated by statute. There are many illegal speed bumps within the city of Eminence. The city officials know they are illegal. The city attorney knows they are improperly installed. they are there because the “people wanted them,” just as in Pleasureville. The city attorney for these two towns (the same person) should make the city officials aware of the statutes and ensure that the cities comply with what is legal.

    Ron Marlow

    Eminence

     

  • Battling the bulge in local schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Children at Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools are exposed to all the right stuff when it comes to nutrition and physical education.

    Eminence Superintendent Don Aldridge said staff and students are making both a real priority as a part of the system’s wellness imperative. 

    Nutritious food is the first line of defense.

  • Farmer’s Market to start in April

    The Henry County Farmer’s market met at the Extension Office last week to begin planning for their opening the end of April.  The market will be held on Saturdays at the Courthouse and also on Wednesday afternoons during peak season and this year they are planning a new location at Browning Pontiac on North Main in Eminence on Friday afternoons.  All produce that is sold at the market is grown in Henry County.  Dues for member farmers are only $25 per year.  The market is planning to accept both WIC and Senior Coupons again this year.

  • Fiscal responsibility missing from FY2010 budget

    While the rest of America is tightening family budgets and making sacrifices due to the recession, Washington, D.C.