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Today's News

  • Crawford kicks off Relay with laughter

    Staff writer/photographer

    Setting dinner on fire may not be the first metaphor to come to mind when discussing the home care of a cancer survivor, but according to Byron Crawford, it perfectly described his competence as a caregiver.

    Crawford, a long time Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, helped kick off the 2009 Henry County Relay for Life.

  • Thanks for donations

    I would like to thank Scriber Station and an awesome Sunday School group at Eminence Baptist Church for donating a meal for 20 of our seniors once a month and Eminence Christian Church for donating a meal once every 3 months. This means a lot to our Meals on Wheels program.

    I want to reiterate that these donations along with any monetary donations will keep this program running. We need your help to continue to provide meals for the seniors in this community.

  • Steel Tech: From small beginnings

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the beginning, there was just one steel slitter in an 8,000 square foot warehouse. There was no crane, only a forklift.

  • 2010 election moment has started in Henry County

    Thanks to the Henry County Local for reporting on a very important issue pertaining to our county politics in last week’s paper. As reported, it appears the momentum of the 2010 election has started and many Henry County residents and Kentucky state representatives have taken an interest in the future of Henry County and it’s political status.   Last meeting, Secretary of State, Trey Grayson provided information and direction at the last Henry County Republican monthly meeting.

  • The life and adventures of Henry Bibb

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry Walton Bibb was born in, or near, New Castle in 1815. Bibb was the son of Kentucky State Senator, James Bibb. He grew up to be a respected writer, editor and newspaper publisher.

    It should have been a typical success story. Not so for Henry Bibb.

    He was the illegitimate mulatto son of a slave and a white man born in the early 19th century. He, of course, was not acknowledged as Bibb’s son and grew up a slave.

  • Survey questions are being addressed

    The first priority of elected officials at any level of government is making sure that they truly listen to those they serve.

    With that in mind, I sent out a 17-question survey before the start of the 2009 Regular Session to gauge the views of several hundred households located in our legislative district.  The results, as I expected, were enlightening.

  • Eminence pastor witnessed, lived black history

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was 1964 and the young Rev. Wilbert Goatley had been pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eminence six short years.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was scheduled to speak at a large civil rights rally at the state capitol in Frankfort and Goatley and other activists in the area prepared for the visit. “We carried eight carloads from this church,” he said. “We met in the churches and ended our rallies singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’”

  • Historical Society Gala set for March 21

    General Manager

    The Henry County Historical Society would like to say thank you.

    Or, at least, that will be the theme of their annual fundraising gala set for March 21 at Smith-Berry winery.

    With a “Gratzi! Henry County” theme, the event will include an Italian based meal as well as live and silent auctions.

  • The cupboard isn’t just bare, it’s gone

    When Governor Beshear took office in December 2007, he joked that he knew the cupboard would be bare, but that he didn’t expect it to be gone.

    Since then, he has overseen more than $430 million worth of cuts, all without touching Medicaid and our classrooms.  Unfortunately, with the nation’s economy showing no signs of improvement, he and the General Assembly learned in November that this would not be enough.  Our state economists told us that another $456 million would still need to be trimmed by the end of June.

  • Marcus Wright and Ed Berry jerseys retired at Eminence

    Sports Editor

    With Marcus Wright and Ed Berry joining a short list of some of the great Eminence High School players of the past, EHS has now retired six players that also includes Jim Green, Keith Blackburn, Chrissy Roberts and Buddy Berry.