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  • Salute to veterans

    General Manager

    At times during Henry County High Schools Veterans Day Ceremony Friday morning, it was solemnly silent.

    The ceremony began with an unusual sound in the large gym - that of bagpipes as the school's JROTC cadets filed in.

    Larry Jeffries, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, was attending his third ceremony.

    "I can't get over how quiet they are," Jeffries said of the students watching the ceremony from the bleachers.

    The ceremony, he said, helps to heal hurt feelings for "all the ones who are not here."

  • Churches to hold special Thanksgiving events

    Staff writer and photographer

    Harvest Community Church will sponsor its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Eminence Community Center. All Henry County residents may attend, however those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal or have no one to share the holiday with are especially welcome.

    "Those are the individuals who are our biggest concerns," said Kevin Whitt, Harvest Community Church pastor.

  • Operation Henry County Cares to send packages to 167 soldiers

    Staff writer and photographer

    The Henry County High School class of '08 is collecting items for its sixth annual "Operation Henry County Cares" which provides a variety of supplies for soldiers stationed overseas.

    This year they've "adopted" 130 male and 37 female service members stationed in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait; some of whom have a connection to the county.

    "This year is particularly special for us because two of the brigades we are supporting are being led by two Henry County graduates," said Judy Rice, Henry County High School Senior Sponsor.

  • Campbellsburg Christian Church welcomes new co-pastors

    Staff writer and photographer

    There is an immediate sense of warmth upon entering the household of Ben, 33, and Kristen, 30, Secaur. The scene is a bit chaotic but charmingly so, if that's possible. It's got an obvious familial feel with a friendly dog and two young girls scampering about the living room which is decorated with artwork, a coffee table and couch, and a few chairs as well as some toys scattered on the floor.

  • New Castle commission votes to pay repair bill out of F.D. budget

    Staff report

    In a three to one decision on Monday, the New Castle City Commission agreed that funding needed to repair a fire truck should come out of the fire department's budget rather than the city's general fund.

    Commission member Tim Royalty argued that the $1,500 in maintenance fees are the responsibility of the the Fire Department and not the City's, citing past city records which indicated that costs of this nature do not historically come from the city's budget.

  • Beshear carries Henry

    General manager

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear carried Henry County by almost a 2-1 margin over Republican incumbent Ernie Fletcher Tuesday, with 2,746 votes to Fletcher's 1,633. Turnout in Henry County for Tuesday's election was just 42 percent.

    Beshear carried every precinct in the county. The closest margin was in the East Pendleton precinct, where Beshear and running mate Daniel Mongiardo edged Fletcher and his candidate Robbie Rudolph by one vote. The widest margin came out of the East Eminence precinct, where Beshear carried the precinct by 176 votes.

  • News Briefs

    Eminence Pool meeting

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

    BSA food drive

  • 'Now I know war'

    Staff Writer and Photographer

    Matthew Martin lived his early life not knowing war. Born in 1921, and raised in rural Kentucky, the concept seemed distant.

    "I was completely apart from war," he said. "I knew all about The Depression, but not war."

    December 7, 1941, changed everything. Martin recalls the day clearly.

  • Community meeting about Eminence pool

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

  • Records

    District Court Records

    Monday, July 23

    Judge Crosby

    Myra McGuire, Eminence; possession of marijuana; fines and costs $398

    Kevin McClain, Bedford; DUI 2nd; fines and costs $813, 90 days jail/7 days to serve, 83 conditionally discharged for two years

    Ian Bottomley, Louisville; operating on suspended operators license (DUI); 10 days jail

    Richard Grismer, Louisville; speeding 76/65; fines and costs $170

    Kevin Swiatek, Louisville; speeding 74/65; fines and costs $168

    Michael Beach, Dry Ridge; speeding 80/65; fines and costs $176