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Today's News

  • New season starts Friday

    For one team, it’s the chance to make history. For the other, it’s the chance to get back on track after a string of setbacks. Both Eminence and Henry County will get the opportunity to shine this Friday night when high school football teams all across Kentucky open the much-anticipated state playoffs.

  • New magistrate addresses residents

    To the resident District One — on Nov. 5, Governor Steve Beshear appointed me as Magistrate for District 1 in Henry County. This appointment is for the remaining term of Wayne Gunnell, who resigned as magistrate to take a new position with state government in Frankfort. I would like to thank Mr. Gunnell for his decades of public service to Henry County, and wish him the best in his new position.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 12, 2008

    Wednesday, November 12

    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.

  • ‘I blame the message’

    Our President-elect Barack Obama must be excited because he can start hanging out in public with Bill Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright again. John McCain is a winner because he can resume buying more homes. And we are all winners because we will never again have to hear McCain say, “my friends.”

  • Wildcats handed worst loss of season

    Sports Editor

    In the aftermath of the Scott High School game Friday night, which Henry County lost 69-12 giving up 42 first-half points and 476 yards on the ground, the Wildcats are trying to get back that winning spark that saw them dominate their first four games of the season and win five of their first six.

  • Shelbyville Fit for Life isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’

    Staff writer/photographer

    “Pumpkin Pie Burner” is not, in this case, your mother-in-law’s nickname for your first attempt at cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s the name of a free workout class the day after Thanksgiving for members of Shelby Fit For Life.

  • Election 2008 may be the most important

    I just returned from taking matters into my own hand.  I did so by exercising my right and privilege to vote as a citizen.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t understand the importance of voting.  As a child, I observed my parents sorting through the various campaign promises and platforms of local, state, and national office seekers.  With them, I watched TV coverage of the national conventions and read newspaper and magazine articles about the candidates.  I even plastered my bicycle with bumper stickers in support of my choice for president. 

  • Smile Kentucky! benefits local children

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures van has once again came to Henry County providing free dental screenings, education and oral care products for our most beloved smilers, the community’s children.

    This year 430 students at Campbellsburg, Eastern, Eminence and New Castle Elementary schools participated in the school visit portion of the Smile Kentucky! program.

  • Now it’s time to exhale, get to work

    When I finally left the office on election night, the election hadn’t yet been called in Barack Obama’s favor.

    The lights in the office were out, traffic on the road was nonexistent, and it was still.

    There was no wind, no road noise, just … quiet.

    There were few, if any clouds in the sky, and the stars twinkled vividly.

    I stood still in front of our door, enjoying the calmness, the quiet, the solitude.

  • A caring community

    General Manager

    On the desk in Zack Woods’ office at Henry County Middle School is a copy of a book about tsunamis.

    The same book is being read, or already has been, by a student at the school. Woods, the principal, and the student are taking part in a reading partnership program.

    “The kids like to talk about what they’re reading,” he said.