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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.