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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Come out and join us for Fall Fling

    The ninth annual New Castle Fall Fling will be held this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be located around the historic Henry County Courthouse. East Cross Main Street will be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, until approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • Are you ready for election season?

    With just five weeks to go, the 2008 general election is creeping up on us.

    I don’t think anyone really needs me to say just how important this election is.

    As a nation, we’re in a scary place. The financial crisis weighs heavy, or should, on everyone’s mind. Whoever wins in November — for president, Senate or House — will have some serious work to do.

    We have a unique right that, even in this historic year, only about half of all Americans are likely to exercise.

  • HCPS budget at $20m

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the first time in its history, the Henry County Public Schools’ budget will exceed $20 million. But, if the budget remains in its current form, the district could be operating in the red.

    At a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Education on Thursday, Sept. 25, HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams announced the milestone.

    “Our budget for all funds is over $20 million for the first time,” he said. “It is $20,148,808.”

  • Get moving with Body Recall; program starts Monday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mildred Elston, 66, of New Castle just can’t wait to begin her tenth ten-week session of the Body Recall exercise program. What could possibly have her so excited about exercising?

  • County thriller Friday night

    High school football fans around the area will be at Henry County's field this Friday at 7:30 p.m. to watch the Wildcats take on cross-county rivals Eminence in what's shaping into a heated battle- at least they should be. I could give you a long list of reasons why to come out to this game, but it would be much larger than this one column could handle.