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Today's News

  • Crusade for Children money returns to county

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Now that the money’s been raised and counted through the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children, organizations hoping to receive grants through the program must decide just what to put on their wish lists.

    This year, area fire departments raised more than $75,000 for the charitable cause.

  • Council resumes annexation discussion

    General Manager

    Nearly a month after tabling discussion on annexation, the Campbellsburg City Council again will consider expanding the city’s boundaries.

    During the council’s meeting Monday night, Mayor Carl Rucker indicated that events at Kentucky Motor Speedway could mean big things for the city.

  • Close to Home: Lake may be the county's best kept secret

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Just a few minutes from I-71 and a short drive from anywhere in the county, Lake Jericho is one of Henry County’s best kept secrets, according to Larry Ramsey, general manager of Lake Jericho.

    “Of course I might be a little biased, but this place is beautiful,” Ramsey said. “The whole family can spend the day together grilling out, having a picnic or maybe even catching some fish.”

  • No one injured in Eminence house fire

    General Manager

    What should have been a fun, relaxing family vacation in Florida changed Monday morning when an Eminence family received word their home was on fire.

    The morning began with severe weather that included heavy rain and pea-sized hail in some parts of Henry County, but that storm also included heavy lightning.

    According to neighbors, and some city and fire officials, some of that lightning may have been responsible for igniting the fire at 120 Oak Drive, the home of Obie and Beth Newton.

  • Pearl Harbor veterans thankful for show of support

    We three Kentucky Pearl Harbor survivors and many more veterans would like to thank the citizens of Eminence for a great Veterans Day Parade on May 17. Many thanks to the merchants who donated items to this event. A lot of organization and work made this a great day. Even the little dog in the driveway wagging its tail greeted us as we drove by. To us, Eminence demonstrated what America is all about.

    Lee Ebner

    Kentucky Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chairman

  • The Bench

    News Intern

    “Behave!” Fleicia Smith yelled while laughing as she walked back to work. Her orders were aimed at the two grinning men on the park bench in front of the courthouse in New Castle.

    “We behave, we have to. When you’re this old, you’re not allowed to have fun anymore,” Pete Raymer said.

  • HCMS Principal will be missed

    As a former teacher in Henry County, I was disappointed to learn that Steve Swank will no longer be the principal of Henry County Middle School. During my five years at the middle school I was able to witness many positives occurring under Mr. Swank’s leadership. Kentucky Core Content Test scores improved; portfolio writing scores increased to an all-time high of 64 percent proficiency; student technology use was visible throughout the school; and a no-bullying policy was instituted to improve the learning environment of all students.

  • Shanghai: First impressions

    We arrived in Shanghai Thursday night at 9 (9 a.m. Henry Co. time). The airport was not very crowded and we were able to get through customs fairly quickly. Finding my sister, Verna, was not hard. With her blonde hair and 5’10” frame she towered over most of the people waiting to greet arrivers.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 18, 2008

    Wednesday, June 18

    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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Free Family Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. at the Henry County Library. Call 845-5682 for more information.

    Thursday, June 19

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

  • Are you ready to Relay?

    Henry County Relay For Life scheduled for June 27 and 28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.