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Today's News

  • Keep Main Street Program in New Castle

    I would like to add my name to those who are requesting that the New Castle City Commission vote "yes" to keep the city of New Castle in the Main Street Program.

  • Lawmakers get more bad news on revenue shortfall

    Kentucky Press Association News Bureau

    A non-partisan group of economists has released a bleak forecast for the state's projected revenue shortfall that shows a greater deficiency than expected.

    The Consensus Forecasting Group released data last week.

    The group's previous forecast from October indicated that the state would be about $117 million short for the remainder of the fiscal year.

  • Fiscal Court sets $1,600 radio, pager account limit

    General Manager

    County fire departments now will be able to purchase radio and pager equipment directly instead of applying for 911 funds through the Henry County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrate Jerry Beasley proposed a motion that each fire department receive an annual allocation of $1,600 for such equipment.

    "On (the) 911 pagers, batteries and radios, I'd like to make a motion that we cap it at $1,600 for the radios, pagers and batteries. That way the fire departments can purchase whichever one they want.

  • Commissioner says Main Street decision will be a matter of priorities

    Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll show you what you are. How true!

    The debate over the value of the Main Street Program in New Castle is simply a matter of priorities of how a tax payer's money is spent. The choice before the New Castle City Commission is either to keep funding the Main Street Program hoping to gain new grant money from Frankfort sometime in the future or change directions, invest what New Castle is spending on Main Street to repair and renovate the Locker now for the community to use.

  • Snow day results in slick roads

    Landmark News Service

    Snow and slick roads caused at least 10 accidents and cancelled school for some students in the county Tuesday.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Rick Ellis reported two morning wrecks on northbound I-71, including a flipped semi near the 29 mile marker. Traffic was stalled slightly for more than an hour because of clean up efforts there, Ellis said. The driver of the semi was not injured.

    Another morning wreck on northbound I-71, near the 33 mile marker produced non-life threatening injuries, according to KSP reports.

  • Historic argument: '86 vs. '07 Wildcats

    What would happen if the 1986 Henry County High School football team played the 2007 Wildcats?

    It's like comparing the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the 2007 New England Patriots - though on a more local scale. Wilt Chamberlain to Shaquille O'Neal - both in their primes of course. And, as we hear daily, apples to oranges. It really isn't fair comparing a team from two decades ago to a team of today, but it sure is fun trying.

  • Cats display best 'team effort' in Trimble win, coach says

    Against Trimble County last Monday night, the Henry County Wildcats snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Raiders, 63-49. But more important than a win, it was one of the best team efforts in a long time, coach Jason Holland said.

    Three Wildcats reached double digits in scoring with Cody Hinkle (16 points), Ben Roberts (10 points) and Steven Tillett (10 points), eight different players scored, including 19 points from the bench, and Henry had 15 assists, 15 steals and forced Trimble into 22 turnovers.

  • Consistent play is key for Henry County Ladycats

    After a 42-36 win over Owen County on Jan. 11, the Henry County Ladycats dropped two basketball games the following week, which left them at 3-12 overall. The Cats lost to Walton-Verona (59-43) last Monday and Spencer County (54-36) Friday.

    Kelsey Mings combined for 21 points and Jessica Booher 15, but it wasn't enough.

  • Second-half woes prove costly for EHS

    The Eminence Lady Warriors played one of their best halves of basketball this season last Tuesday night against the visiting Bardstown Lady Tigers, but in flip-flop fashion followed with one their worst halves, which resulted in a lopsided 56-18 loss.

    Eminence was behind 10-8 following the first quarter and 24-16 at the half. By the time the Bardstown-dominated third quarter came to an end, though, the Lady Tigers were in front 49-17, outscoring Eminence 25-1 during the eight-minute stretch.

  • Warriors back on the winning side of things

    Finally, the Eminence boys' basketball team put a check in the win column Saturday night with a 58-49 outing against Paris High School, which broke a 12-game slump and gave the Warriors their second win of the season.

    It was a check long overdue.

    "The guys really needed this game," Eminence coach Keith Blackburn said of his 2-14 squad. "They've worked so hard, have stuck together through adversity and this was a deserving win against a quality opponent."

    The Warriors went back to the basics a few weeks ago, Blackburn said, and it showed on the court against Paris.