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Today's News

  • Boys' golf team wins again, focus now shifts to regionals

    Sports editor

    Williamstown drastically improved its team score from 226 the last time Henry County was pitted against the Demons to a 184 last Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Henry as the visiting Wildcats came away with a three-stoke win, 184-181.

    The week before, Henry shot its best team score of the season with a 173 against Carroll County on its home course. The 181 is right in range with the regional championship less than a week away.

  • HCPS progressing toward CATS goals

    General Manager

    If the hopes of Henry County Public Schools officials hold merit, the winds of change could bring a boost to the district’s CATS scores.

    Gains in portfolio scores at Henry County Middle School and Henry County High School, and gains in math scores at the middle school, gave Superintendent Tim Abrams hope.

    “I’m very excited about the future for both of those schools,” he said, adding that the 2008-2009 school year brings increased expectations for all students.

  • Make sure you;re registered

    I hope and pray everybody who will be 18 by Nov. 4 is registered to vote at their present address. Everyone needs to vote for their choice.

    My little ads in the paper last week about my McCain/Palin signs were terrific. The calls are still coming.

    Thank you for being our Henry County Local.

    Rose Barmore

  • Thomas withdraws from council race

    My name is Richard Thomas. I am a member of the Eminence City Council. I want the residents to know that on Sept. 8, I officially withdrew my name as candidate for reelection to Eminence City Council.

    When I took office, I told the residents that I would do the best job for them that I could. But when I stood up for what is right, I was voted down 5-1, often. Numerous threats have been made against me. I took my concerns to several government agencies, including the FBI. Only time will tell what will happen.

  • 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.