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Today's News

  • Thanks for help with cafeteria project

    I first moved here in May 2007 to live with my uncle George and aunt Lee Ann. They live in Eminence. My little brother and I had already been here on visits. You see we knew we were moving here because my mother had terminal cancer. She wanted us to feel comfortable as we could before we came on a permanent basis. She died June 27, 2007. Our world seemed to turn upside down. I have never felt so lost. I started school in August at Eminence as an eighth grader.

  • Davis presents $294k for commerce park

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Thanks to a $294,000 federal appropriation, the Henry County Commerce Park, near Campbellsburg, may finally get much needed infrastructure. U.S. Representative Geoff Davis presented the check to the Henry County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning in New Castle.

    Davis said Tuesday morning that he would like to see the "Henry County model" of cooperation between cities, county and state government "all over Kentucky."

    "It's not about politics, it's about working together," he said. "Through partnerships, we can get a lot done."

  • Trimble County man fatally shot by KSP

    By LORRIE GILLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    A Trimble County grand jury will soon determine whether officers were justified in shooting a man involved in a recent domestic dispute.

    The shooting occurred Dec. 29, 2007, after police were called to a Thorn Hill Road residence on a report of a domestic dispute. According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Chip Perry, Debbie Corley called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. to report her estranged husband, Darrell Corley, was at the home they once shared, threatening her.

  • More than a meal

    General manager

    Each weekday, by 11 a.m., volunteers at the Henry County Senior Citizens Center are busy assembling 18 small meals. Those meals are whisked away by more volunteers, who deliver the food, still hot, to the doors of a small handful of elderly residents.

  • News briefs for January 9, 2007

    Two Arrested for Multiple Henry County Burglaries

    Troopers from KSP Post 5 arrested two individuals after receiving several burglary complaints in the Pleasureville and Bethlehem area in the month of December.

  • Reclaiming lost memories

    As recent graduates of Eminence High School, we remember being told often, if not every day, "Always do the right thing" and "Always make good choices."

    Looking back on our high school days, we realize that the city of Eminence did not make a good choice or "do the right thing" by closing the Eminence swimming pool and taking away our recreational activities.

  • Commission, Renaissance supporters debate value of program

    General Manager

    After a two-hour discussion on the merits of the Renaissance on Main meeting Monday night, the New Castle City Commission agreed to hold a special meeting Jan. 24 to vote on a letter of committment to the program.

    The meeting began with a request from Dave Stahl that the commission approve the letter, which would allow Renaissance on Main to continue. The letter is a necessary part of the group's recertification process.

    Stahl said he was speaking for himself, as well as Marty Stahl who he said was dedicated to the Main Street Renaissance.

  • Thanks from PBI Bank for Christmas for Kids 2007

    On behalf of the officers and employees of PBI Bank, I want to say "Thank You" to everyone who contributed to our 15th annual Christmas for Kids party at Eastern Elementary."

    With your generous contributions we were able to provide toys, goodie bags, pizza and Santa for 103 children who were considered to be in need of a Merry Christmas that they might not otherwise have enjoyed.

    Many thanks to our wonderful customers who contribute faithfully each year so these children can be blessed. Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  • Landmark sale came as a surprise to many

    I often say that change isn't such a bad thing. Change shakes things up a little bit. Change keeps us from holding the line for the status quo. It keeps us on our toes. It makes life ... interesting. I got a taste of that last week.

    I came to work Thursday morning and was greeted with a short message from a fellow editor - check your e-mail now. She'd forwarded to me a link to an article that would shape the rest of our day.

  • Landmark to sell its properties

    Landmark News Service

    Landmark Communications Inc., owner of the Henry County Local and its parent division, Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., has announced the decision to explore selling its properties.

    The company, based in Norfolk, Va., confirmed media reports late Jan. 2 that it had hired two national investment firms, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, to "assist us in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of Landmark's businesses," according to a memorandum sent to employees.