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Today's News

  • HC drops first two at HCIT

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament last week, losing their first two games in the annual eight-team tournament to drop to the seventh-place game.

    The Cats, who entered the HCIT with a 3-3 record, were defeated by Oldham County (62-43) in opening-round action last Tuesday, then lost to Grant County (61-56) Thursday.

    Shelby County played South Oldham in the championship game Friday night, while Oldham played Spencer County for third-place honors, Grant played Ashland Blazar for fifth and Henry played Sayre for seventh.

  • Christmas, the hardest day to work

    It's a proven fact: the hardest day to work, and least productive, is the last day of work before Christmas.

    This 'tis true.

    I can't get my mind off flying reindeer, Santa Claus, presents and potlucks. Like many others, I'm not in the mood to work my final day before my brief Holiday break. But here I am anyway, trying to clear my mind and type these words.

  • Resident upset about New Castle flag

    I am writing this letter to express my concern at the very poor condition of the United States Flags being displayed on Main Street in New Castle. These flags need to be replaced or at least taken down as soon as possible. The flags have been in this condition for at least two months. This creates a very poor image of New Castle.

    Andy Klempner,

    New Castle

  • Campbellsburg resident unhappy with surcharge

    I am very disappointed in the city of Campbellsburg. I was willing to pay the surcharge that was enacted in order to complete a needed sewer project. Now, they are discussing what to do with $700,000 in leftover funds? That's great, I'm glad that they will be able to complete some other sewer projects that they weren't anticipating to in the first place. However, I didn't see anywhere in the article where they are discussing removing or reducing the surcharge. The project for which it was being used is now COMPLETED.

  • Girl Scout Troop participates in fun activities

    In October Girl Scout Troop #61 participated in a community service project at Eastern Elementary, the school the girls attend, and visited "Artist in You" where they experimented with various arts and crafts. At Eastern Elementary, the girls planted flowers in the front school yard. Pictured participating in this project are bottom row left to right: MaRay Baker, Donna Curtsinger, ALlison MaGruder, top left to right is Alexis Akers, Samantha Gonzalez, Lauren Griffith and Hallie Potts.

  • Santa Letters - Carson Mings

    Dear Santa,

    I have been a good boy this year and I hope you come to visit me. I would like for you to bring me Capt. Jack Sparrow's big Black Pearl ship, and some new Pirates of the Caribbean action figures. I would also like to have the "Shrek the Third", "Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End", and "Under Dog" DVDs. Please bring Kelsey and Bubby some presents, too. I will leave some cookies and milk for you, and some food for your reindeer.

    Love,

    Carson Mings

  • Good things do come in small packages

    They say good things come in small packages.

    In case you missed it last week, Eminence High School was named to the U.S. News and World Report's list of Amierca's Best High Schools.

    Its great news for such a small school. Small schools, and small school districts are increasingly rare because their funding decreases annually.

    In McLean County, several years ago, a small elementary school was facing closure as its student population declined.

    But that small school had some similarities to Eminence.

    Eminence should indeed be applauded for the award.

  • Santa Letters - Julie Powell's Kindergarten class

    Ms. Powell's Kindergarten class, New Castle Elementary 2007

    Dear Santa,

    How is Mrs. Claus doing? How are your reindeer doing, are they excited about Christmas? I helped my mom, really helped her one time clean the house, I bet you were watching me! I would like a ladybug nightgown and I would like MAKE UP, I really like make-up! I would like a dress-up head where you can put on makeup and dress her hair up. Bye, Bye Santa,

    Love,

    Isabella Dale

  • Bethlehem Nativity is set for 49th year

    General Manager

    For the 49th consecutive year, the small town of Bethlehem will play host to a live nativity scene.

    From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday through Christmas Day, residents from throughout the area will gather to either take part in what has become an annual tradition. Organizer Kevin Croxton said the event began in 1959.

    "It got started years ago when the churches got together to do a project because of the name of the town, he said.

  • Council discusses plans for left over funds

    General Manager

    The City of Campbellsburg once again finds itself faced with the question of just how to spend money left over from its sewer project.

    According to Tetra Tech engineer Ren Willingham, the city will have approximately $700,000 left over from the forced main sewer project that linked Campbellsburg with Carrollton Utilities.