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Today's News

  • One Giant(s) loss for me

    When the clock finally ticked down to zero and the New York Giants celebrated one of the greatest upsets in all of sports against the New England Patriots, I was left more confused than I was during many of my college exams a few years back.

    Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

  • Military takes center stage in state House

    As is often the case during the early stages of a legislative session, the House and Senate spend the first few weeks focusing on their respective agendas, adopting bills each hopes the other chamber will consider favorably.

    For the House last week, the military took center stage, as we unanimously approved legislation designed to help our veterans and those soldiers still serving.

  • Danville Main Street Program clarified

    I read the article submitted by City Commissioner Tim Royalty with much dismay. His reference to Danvilles Main Street Program should be clarified.

  • Abandoned house holds stolen treasures

    Landmark News Service

    An abandoned Shelby County farm house doubled as a storage shed for goods stolen from an Eminence flea market, Eminence Police Maj. Kevin Kemper said last week.

    Police recovered more than $7,500 in rare coins and other property, on Dec. 30, from the empty house near Simpsonville. There, two Eminence men allegedly hid items they looted from Treasures Flea Market on S. Main Street, Kemper said.

  • Miss Kentucky winner was a first time pageant contestant

    General Manager

    When Miss Kentucky USA 2008 takes the Miss USA pageant stage in Las Vegas on April 11, it will mark just her second time competing in a pageant.

    Alysha Harris, formerly of Campbellsburg and Carrollton, won the Miss Kentucky USA pageant in Somerset on Jan. 6. In just her first pageant, Harris brought home the crown.

    It was Harris' sister who prompted the 20-year-old to take a shot at the crown. When her sister said she thought it would be cool to have Miss Kentucky for a sister, Harris was sold.

    "I said, 'okay, okay, I'll do it,' " she said.

  • No dead end for Main Street

    General Manager

    The New Castle Main Street/Renaissance program is safe – for now.

    In a narrow 3-2 vote Thursday, Jan. 24, the New Castle City Commission voted to sign the annual letter of commitment, allowing the city’s Main Street Manager to proceed with the Main Street recertification process.

    Commissioners Tim Royalty and Tammy Sharp voted for the city to not sign the letter, while Commissioners Wanda Thurman and Juanita Raisor and Mayor Judy Diederich voted to continue the letter.

  • Powell to celebrate 67th birthday at Homestead

    Landmark News Service

    The pictures and trinkets in John Powell's tiny room don't necessarily tell his story.

    The 66-year-old Henry County native was born with a defect on the right side of his body, which forced him to wear a brace most of his younger years.

    "I remember when I was little, I wore that brace all the way up to my hips," he said.

    Crutches also supported the young Powell, but by high school he says he had shucked the aids and was able to walk unassisted.

    Now, however, the 66-year-old wishes he could get around better.

  • Thank you for pool vote

    As a resident of the great city of Eminence I would like to say to my mayor and city council, thank you for showing us that our kids count. Thank you for voting to open the pool.

    I'd also like to thank Making Waves for all the hard work that they put into helping make this possible for all the kids in our community.

    I feel that everyone young and old will greatly benefit from this. Our kids have an opportunity to make some great memories with friends and family and we parents will be spared our sanity.

  • Local wins General Excellence award

    General Manager

    The Henry County Local was named the best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Kentucky last week during the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

  • FRYSC also thankful for help

    The Henry County Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center would like to thank every church, school, business, organization, and individual that helped to make this years Christmas for Kids program a success. 167 children were adopted out, and with financial donations we were able to shop for the remaining 36 giving us a total of 203 children that were served. Again, thanks for helping make this another successful Christmas for Kids and thanks for the continued support you give to our programs throughout the year.

    Renata & Angie - Family Resource Center