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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Press Release: Rep. Steve Riggs calls new rules for electric cars a positive step forward

    Submitted

    Frankfort – A recent administrative order from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that defines the rules of the road for electric cars has the support of state Rep. Steve Riggs, who says the move essentially enacts legislation he offered early this year.

  • The $16,000 question

    General Manager

    Editor’s note: On Oct. 15, we asked readers to submit claims made by candidates for local office for a “fact checking” story. Though we received no such submissions, there have been numerous letters to the editor focusing on a $16,000 purchase by the Eminence Fire Department, which we will analyze here.

  • Frommeyer: defense's best game all year

    Sports Editor

    Against a tough Frankfort squad Friday night, the Eminence Warriors took just their second loss of the season in an anticipated football matchup for the district title. But it was the best the Warriors’ defense had played all season despite the 30-0 loss, coach Steve Frommeyer said.

  • Former barbershop now houses Salon 22

    Staff writer/photographer

     

    Once a landmark on Kentucky 22 in Bethlehem, Cecil Peyton’s Barber Shop recently received an extreme makeover. The venerable one-chair men’s haircut emporium has been transformed into the sleek and chic Salon 22.

     

    Proprietress Amy Lyons said Peyton closed the shop in 2002 and has since passed away.

     

    “A lot of people remember Cecil,” she said. “My dad got his hair cut by Cecil Peyton.”

     

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 29, 2008

    Wednesday, October 29

    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.

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

    Thursday, October 30

  • Rumpke awarded garbage bid

    General Manager

    In a vote that almost didn’t happen, the Henry County Fiscal Court awarded the mandatory garbage franchise bid to Rumpke.

    In presenting the bid, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said there was a problem.

    He said that the bid packets sent to Rumpke and competitor Industrial Disposal did not include a copy of the legal advertisement for the bids.