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Today's News

  • Light up New Castle is just around the corner

    The holiday season is just around the corner.  We are currently working on the annual Light Up New Castle.  The date is Friday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m.  We will have a dulcimer group performing, twilight parade, tree lighting ceremony, free pictures with Santa, merchant open houses, and more.

  • Early American Thanksgiving set for Friday, Saturday

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Does the aroma of a thick stew of game meat and autumn vegetables simmering over an open fire in the crisp November air make you nostalgic for tales of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins celebrating the first Thanksgiving in 1621?

  • Park work is progressing

    Next month will mark the second anniversary of Fiscal Court purchasing the land for our new Recreational and Services Park.  About that same time a group of 20 dedicated citizens representing various interests including youth sports, our schools, our seniors, service agencies, and local government formulated a plan for which to develop the park.  It is my pleasure to report to you that a significant portion of that plan has been implemented or is in progress.

  • So much to be thankful for

    The first snowflake of the season silently hit my windshield this morning. It was randomly floating on a cold hard wind kept at bay by the glass around me. With my heater on high I drove to church with my wife and two kids. We have much to be thankful for.

  • Wildcats' season comes to an end

    In a turn of events that saw the Henry County Wildcats start the football season on fire before slowly taking a nose dive, their season came to a crashing end Friday night against Central in the opening round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs.

  • Making Christmas brighter

    As families prepare to saddle up to a Thanksgiving feast next week, some will be thinking ahead to Christmas.

    For some, that will involve planning what Black Friday sales they’ll hit up on Nov. 28. Some will wonder just how they’ll provide Christmas for their families this year amid tough economic times.

    For some, the answer to that question is found in the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in both the Eminence and Henry County school districts.

  • CUB Bank collecting teddy bears for charity

    Citizen’s Union Bank is once again collecting teddy bears for their “Ardi’s Bears” program.  Ardi’s Bears is a non-profit organization which collects bears for gifts to children in need through organizations such as the Dream Factory, Wayside Christian Mission the Center for Women and Families, children in orphanages and hospitals, and also to senior citizens in nursing homes, etc. 

  • A technophobe in a high tech world

    Recently I was in the checkout line at Kohl’s when I overheard the salesgirl ask a woman ahead of me if she would like to be put on their e-mail list. “Sorry,” the lady said. “I’m computer illiterate.” With a vague hint of superiority, I thought, “Aha! Someone lower on the old totem pole than me!” The truth is, while I can e-mail –I am not much more advanced on the computer than this woman. About all I can do is log on and off.

  • Association does matter

    A few days ago, someone called my office and left an anonymous message that indicated that I should practice the separation of church and state. While, when I wrote my article, I did not have the luxury of writing under the cloak of anonymity, I did so as a concerned citizen, not as the “Good Reverend,” as I have been dubbed. The church had nothing to do with my personal opinion. I had not discussed local politics over the pulpit. Therefore, my congregants had no inkling what I was thinking or, even the fact, that I was writing an article.

  • West to replace Gunnell on Fiscal Court

    Staff writer/photographer

    Governor Steve Beshear has named Adam West to fill in the fiscal court position vacated earlier this year by Wayne Gunnell.

    West was appointed to the position Nov. 5 and will complete the term of former Magistrate Wayne Gunnell who has accepted a post in state government.

    West is a lifelong county resident and 1982 Henry County High School graduate. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering.