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Today's News

  • What are your teen’s assets?

    Prevention Division of Seven Counties Services, Inc.

    I am a parent of three children and acutely aware of the many temptations and dangers facing our kids today - many more than I faced as a child. I did not have to deal with cyber bullying, the temptations on the internet or the media bombardment of drugs, alcohol, violence and early sexual behavior. Our kids today face so many more risks than we did.

  • 100+ acre grass fire started with a lighter

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two nine-year olds playing with a lighter are believed to be the cause of a grass fire that burned more than 100 acres of land near Eminence last week.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said he received a call reporting a grass fire on Wednesday, March 4, at 2:08 p.m. at Cannon Court in the neighborhood of the Windy Hill Apartments.

  • Community Life Center receives five year grant

    For at least five more years, the Eminence Community Life Center will have funding.

    Eminence Independent Schools and the Community Life Center’s board announced last week that the school district received a five-year grant, which will fund the center for five years. It is the same grant that was previously awarded to the center.

    For the first year, EIS will receive $75,000 to operate the center, and that amount will decrease by 10 percent each year, not to go below $50,000.

  • 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