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Today's News

  • Faith and Government

    “Politics and religion don’t mix.” : No argument here. By dictionary definition, politics is 1) the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government 2) competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership. Religion, a term often misapplied to indicate one’s faith, is a personal set or institutionalized system of attitudes, beliefs and practices that are associated with one’s faith.

  • Signups for Teddy Bear tree end Oct. 31

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said Henry County families who qualify under federal guidelines may register their children through Oct. 31 to receive Christmas gifts through the Teddy Bear Tree.

    The Teddy Bear Tree is operated by the Tri-County Community Action Agency.

  • Meadows gives pool fundraiser $ to education

    General Manager

    Craig Meadows knows a little bit about service to his school and community.

    The 2008 Eminence High School graduate took on quite a task for his senior project when he decided to hold a fundraiser for the Eminence swimming pool project. The project required a lot of work and held earlier this year, the benefit concert raised more than $2,000 for the project. Just a few days later the project was sent back to the drawing board by the Eminence City Council.

  • Vote for candidates who have “best interest” in mind

    I have watched appallingly as a group of citizens have taken our small community and created havoc at every turn. The Making Waves group headed up by Manda Gingrich  has turned our community into a virtual war zone. Friend is now against friend, family member against family member, and neighbor against neighbor — how sad.

    The original direction given to Making Waves was for them to solicit pledges of funds to assist with getting the old swimming pool open — no funds were to be collected by this group.

  • High school soccer, volleyball continues postseason

    Sports Editor

    All four high school teams from Henry County — HCHS volleyball, EHS volleyball, HCHS boys’ soccer and HCHS girls’ soccer — were eliminated in the opening round of the postseason Oct. 13. Afterwards, Oldham County went on the sweep the 16th District soccer tournaments and Shelby County came away with the title in the 28th District volleyball tourney.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 5, 2008

    Wednesday, November 5

    HCMS Site Based District Meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the HCMS Conference room.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    Orders for Angel Food Ministries will be taken at New Castle Christian Church from 9 a.m. until noon.

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday toy run to benefit local families

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Harley, on Triumph, on bikers and trikers! Santa’s got a new kind of ride.

    On Sunday, Nov. 2, local bikers will saddle up for the Henry County Toy Run. Their goal is to collect toys, clothing and donations for Henry County children in need this holiday season.

    Pastor Vern Hawkins of the New Hope Biker Church in New Castle said he hopes for a big turnout. “It seems like we’re going to have quite a few bikes,” he said. “We’re expecting 60-70.”

  • Getting back to trick-or-treating

    Boo!!! Did I scare you? I thought three exclamation points instead of one might do the trick, but probably not. For some reason, I don’t have the same scare tactics that I used to when I would hide behind every corner this time of the year in hopes of making a family member or friend jump out of their shoes — those were the days. Sadly, I’ve seemed to lose my touch over the years.

  • Fischer sisters and Farmer lead Cats at NCKC

    Sports Editor

    Without enough runners to get in the team standings, the Henry County cross-country squad ran as individuals at the annual North Central Kentucky Conference Championships, which were hosted by Williamstown High School Oct. 18 on a challenging course.

  • Cats take another district loss, will be on the road in state playoffs

    Sports editor

    With a few key players watching from the sideline, a few more walking around with their helmets off the entire game, and still more hobbling on and off the football field between plays, the Henry County Wildcats could not overcome Spencer County’s running attack Friday night as the Cats took their third district loss of the season and will now play on the road in the first round of the state playoffs Nov. 14.