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Today's News

  • It's over for four county teams

    In a span of just a few hours Monday night, four high school seasons in the county came to a screeching halt. For one team, it was a nail-bitting showdown against a much larger school that has turned into a rival. For another team, it was a great end — at least from my perspective — despite the loss. And for the two other teams, it was the finish to a successful inaugural season full of bumps and bruises.

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

    By Cindy DiFazio

    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.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.

  • Busting election claims and 'facts'

    I have a confession. I absolutely loathe politics. Yes, I loathe politics. I love leadership. But I don’t like the politics that so often comes with it.

    Since before I was old enough to cast my first vote, I’ve had no love for the mud slinging that’s become an unfortunate side dish at election time.

    Sometimes, the candidates are slinging a little more than mud. But it was four years ago, when George Bush, John Kerry and the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth that I discovered my favorite election time Web site is Factcheck.org.

  • Guaranteed return on investment?

    Anyone who has ears or eyes has seen the dismal news about the stock market, investments and the economy.   What everyone wants is an investment that is safe and offers a guaranteed return on investment (ROI).  There is such an investment, but it does  not involve banks, stocks or even a monetary investment for many people.  What it takes is investment of time and energy.   Investing in your personal health offers a guaranteed return in energy, health, and vitality AND cost savings, too!.     There are many ways that a person can invest

  • Smithfield shop offers a little bit of everything

    Staff writer/photographer

    Traci Robertson is at the heart of  TJ’s, a bright red storefront in the picturesque village of Smithfield. The sound of wind chimes urges browsers to come in and have a look around while seasonal decorations and bright yellow mums keep company with locals gathered on the front porch sipping sodas and swapping stories.

  • The history-making Ladycats finished sooner than expected

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats made history on the volleyball court this season: winning a school-record 24 matches, going undefeated in conference play to win the North Central Kentucky Conference for the first time, winning the mid-season Carroll County Invitational, winning the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament and playing in the first-ever All “A” Classic state tournament. But they didn’t get the No. 1 goal they set at the beginning of the season: repeating as 28th District champs.

  • Do you know the signs?

    Executive Director

    Do you know the signs?

    Signs are everywhere in our lives. We live by them so that we have more order and less chaos. When we see a red light, we know to stop; when we see a “do not enter sign,” we know the area is forbidden; and when we see ice and snow on the roads, we know that we should proceed with caution. Signs give us a sense of control which makes living a little easier.

  • DVD rental a new feature at Norm's

    Staff writer/photographer

    The addition of a DVD rental kiosk makes Norm’s Food World in Eminence a one-of-a-kind store in the area. Store manager Steve Wood said the community response has been good. “It’s catching on,” he said. “They’re getting to be a real big item.”

     

  • Support LeeAnn Armstrong

    I would like to thank everyone who called my house this summer and asked me to run for city council.

    I did not want to be in this mess. I wanted nothing to do with it. But for some unknown reason, I have been targeted by some candidates. I have been called “poor white trash.” Well I am poor, I am white but I never thought of myself as trash.

    Some of my friends have been called on the phone and intimidated or they tried to intimidate them. They were unsuccessful. Friends are a blessing and I do have wonderful friends.