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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 17, 2008

    Wednesday, September 17

    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.

    Thursday, September 18

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

  • HCSO, NCPD investigating vehicle break-ins

    Staff writer/photographer

    Police are investigating a string of vehicle break-ins, all of which occurred one Sunday in August.

    A total of 24 vehicles were broken into inside New Castle city limits within a five-hour period on Aug. 24. Police believe the crimes occurred between the hours of 1:30 and 6:30 a.m.

    Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Hudson is investigating the crimes, along with New Castle Police Chief John Porter. “Every vehicle was unlocked,” Hudson said, “and they just ransacked them.”

  • Better notification needed

    When school is called off, everyone knows before their first cup of coffee.

    As a customer of the Henry County Water District, I am upset with the way the recent water outage was handled. I completely understand the problems that can arise when dealing with broken infrastructure in a large area. I can even maintain patience when those problems cause me to conserve water over a long period of time. However, I am outraged at the lack of communication the water district had, not only to me, but also to the children of our community.

  • Ike made getting home a bit difficult

    I’m sure most of us will remember where we were when hurricane force winds ripped through the midwest, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, just in our little neck of the woods.

    In fact, I was in the woods when the winds hit.

    I gave in to what has become a regular weekend urge, and went for a hike Sunday morning. I laced up my now well worn boots, tossed the backpack in the truck and made for Clifty Falls State Park.

  • Rethink skate park idea
  • HCMS students earn special recognition

    Staff writer/photographer

    Students at Henry County Middle School went “green” to earn a Superior rating at the national Project Citizen showcase in New Orleans.

    The 18 students from sixth through eighth grade collaborated on a project to recycle plastic water bottles titled “Make Recycling a Habit.” HCMS won over three other Kentucky schools to earn the honor of participating at the national level.

  • EIS makes CATS goal

    General Manager

    For Eminence Independent Schools, the 2008 CATS results brought mostly good news.

    As a district, EIS exceeded its accountability goal of 83.7 with a biennium accountability index of 85.4. The district also continued a reduction in its novice rate, falling below its novice goal of 15.23 with an average of 10.22 for the 2007-2008 biennium.

  • Park could be community effort

    I am writing today on the topic of the Eminence public pool. The Making Waves Foundation has raised several thousand dollars from the community in an effort to restore our city pool. Shawn Bright said in the newspaper article regarding the restoring of the pool “that was a lot of money for one group of kids.” Since the estimates kept rising out of control, the city pulled the plug on the pool project and now we are left with thousands of dollars and still nothing for the kids to do.

  • IKE HUFFS & PUFFS & BLOWS THE TREES DOWN

    General Manager

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the Kentuckiana region Sunday afternoon leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake – but Henry County was left relatively unscathed.

    The winds left hundreds of thousands of LG&E and Kentucky Utilities customers without power throughout the region. Monday afternoon, more than 240,000 LG&E and KU customers still were without power. In Louisville, the National Guard was brought in to help patrol in the city and aid with clean-up.

  • Campbellsburg sewer, annexation face new problem

    General Manager

    A Campbellsburg property owner warned the Campbellsburg City Council Monday night that they were “putting the cart before the horse.”

    The cart is a move to annex property north of I-71 into the city limits, and the horse is completion of a utility bore under the interstate that would pave the way for sewer access to businesses that could be annexed.

    Mike Frazier, one of several property owners, indicated that putting the cart before the horse could affect how the owners vote.