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Today's News

  • This is only a test

    General Manager

    At about 9:30 Saturday morning, roughly half a dozen Safety Kleen employees stood at the plant’s main gate on La Grange Road, waiting somewhat impatiently. “Where are they? What’s taking so long?” some asked.

    “They” were a group of emergency responders trying to work their way from the New Castle Fire Station to the scene of a possible disaster — explosion of Safety Kleen’s industrial drum shredder.

  • Seven vie for four seats on N.C. commission

    Staff writer/photographer

    When New Castle residents cast their votes Nov. 4, the result could be an entirely new commission — just one incumbent seeks reelection this year.

    Candidates for New Castle City Commission are Dennis W. Benham, Donna Gatewood, Linda Golden, Anthony Pierce, Tommy Lane Pollard, Charlie Sevier and incumbent Wanda Thurman.

  • Ladycats 'on the upward curve of progression' on soccer field

    Sports editor

    The Henry County girls’ soccer team dropped two more games last week — 6-2 against Western Hills on Wednesday and 3-1 against Fern Creek on Thursday — but they are still “on the upward curve of progression,” head coach Shannon Snider said of his Ladycats who brought a 3-1-7 record into this week.

    “I’m still happy with how things are going,” he said. “It’s all about building for the future at this point.”

  • It's a K.O. for the Cats

    In a contest labled “The Game,” it just wasn’t much of a game this year. In fact, it was a K.O. off a strong, right haymaker in the opening round — if this was a boxing match that is. Eminence was bounced off the ropes, knocked down early and couldn’t get back up as Henry County came away with an unpredictable 55-6 victory.

  • 'Yes we can!'

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series about CATS scores for all local schools. The schools will be presented in alphabetical order. Next week, we will look at Eminence Elementary School.

    Standing before a gymnasium packed with students, teachers and parents, Eastern Elementary School Principal Sharon Bright presented her school's testing goals.

    Bright said the school hopes to have at least three content areas with scores of 100 or greater, and an academic index of 100.

    "Are we committed to getting 100 this year?" she asked the group?

  • Charitable gaming is declining

    It has been 16 years since Kentuckians voted 2-to-1 to update our constitution so that charities could offer games like bingo and raffles to raise money.

    Since then, Kentuckians have shown a ready willingness to help out.  In fact, more was raised via charitable gaming last year – $489 million – than was wagered on horse racing, which brought in $470 million.

  • 13 vie for six seats on Eminence Council

    Staff writer/photographer

    Thirteen Eminence residents each hope to claim one of the city’s six council seats in November.

    Elizabeth “LeeAnn” Armstrong, Shawn Bright, Treva Browning, Tom Ferguson, Manda Gingrich, Leo Mason, Ervin “Bob” McGee, Danny Meadows, Howard Roberts, Glenn Simpson, Drane Stephens, Rochelle “Shelley” Summerlin and Pauline “Polly” Troxell are the candidates.

  • Eight vie for six seats on Campbellsburg Council

    Staff writer/photographer

    Four incumbents and three newcomers will vie for six seats on Campbellsburg’s City Council in November’s general election.

    The candidates are Jennifer Dawn Bratton, incumbent Jan Fletcher, Daniel Lane, incumbent Rex Wayne Morgan, Shelley Noe, incumbent Jason Stanley and John E. Suter.

    • Jan Fletcher, 65, is a current city council member and retired. Fletcher completed three years of college.

    He and wife Melodye have two sons and two grandchildren who reside in Middletown.

  • Choose wisely

    Ever since the 2008 Kentucky Primaries, I have tried my best to convince the many Hillary supporters that they should vote for Obama in the general election.  Many cite the fact that his age of 47 years is too young to which I usually counter with the fact that Senator John F. Kennedy was 43 years old and Governor Bill Clinton was 46 years old when they became president.  

  • Friends for Michael appreciates help

    I would like to say thank you to Henry County Public Schools and Wehr Construction for their efforts to allow us to continue to have the Friends for Michael 5k run/walk at the high school. Frankly, I would have not been surprised if we had been told to find another place to host it this year because of the construction.