Today's News

  • New shift in cholesterol treatment

    Cardiovascular disease will claim the lives of more than 600,000 Americans this year.

    It has long been known that high cholesterol levels are related to higher rates of vascular disease, heart attacks and strokes. For years physicians and patients have taken a reactive approach to high cholesterol and focused on “treating the numbers” to goal. Statin medications such as simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), pravastatin (Pravachol) and rosuvastatin (Crestor) are the most potent and popular medications prescribed to treat high cholesterol.

  • Our county budget: A difference between the state and the feds

    By John Logan Brent

    Today’s article will be the last in the series of county updates. Hopefully you have learned a few things about county government that you might not have known.

    For this final article, I want to talk about the county budget. As far as I am concerned, putting the budget together and then monitoring it is the most important responsibility that my office and the magistrates have. There aremore than 210 line items in this year’s $5.9-million budget.

  • Look everyday for thankfulness

    By Jon Park

    Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

    During the first few days of July 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers converged on Gettysburg, Pa., and fought a horrific, bloody battle that saw more than 50,000 deaths in just three days. That is almost as many deaths as in the entire Vietnam War. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. This war tore the nation and its families apart.

  • Time certainly goes by quickly near our holidays

    Thanksgiving is almost here, and very shortly, Santa will be coming down the chimney. We hope your busy days will allow time to shop our local businesses and make their cash registers ring. Nov. 30 is called Small Saturday as opposed to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

    Henry County is blessed with really interesting small businesses where you can find gifts of all types. Finders Keepers, Somewhere in Tyme and The Shop on Main in Eminence can be a great help if you are looking for a special gift.

  • All I’m asking: Just a little respect

    By Lance Minnis


  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 20


    Angela Zweydorf, Indiana, 42, to James Brewer, Indiana, 44.

    Suzanne Kephart, 67, Pleasureville to Harold Stivers, 68, Pleasureville.

    Paula Ernst, 33, Pleasureville to Lonnie Locklear, 60, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

    Michael and Kelly Prenn, Campbellsburg to Amy and Treavor Smith, Campbellsburg, Lot #20 of Lakeview Subdivision, $68,500.

  • Eminence Elementary's student of the week Tyler Virgin

    Tyler Virgin is a second grader at Eminence Elementary.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. It’s a lot better this year. It’s easier because my teacher gives me stuff to make them( the problems) easier to do.

    What do you do for fun?

    I play games on my Xbox and Wii. I like to play Disney Infinity. I like to watch television and watch Spongebob and On Nick.

    Do you like to read?

    I have a Spongebob book and a couple of others.

    Do you like music?

  • New Castle Elementary's student of the week Lilly Payton

    Lilly Payton is a kindergartener at New Castle Elementary.
    What do you like doing at school?

    Playing outside. Gage chases me, Samantha, Carson and Molly.
    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I like how you can circle what the numbers are and I already know a lot. Like, I know that 10 plus 2 equals 12.
    What do you do outside of school for fun?

  • Our country will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination

      On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • Mainstream media’s agenda party

    By 'Average' Joe Yates

    Our small community is losing the publisher of its weekly paper and I, for one, think it’s a big loss. That, and because a recent column in which I blamed local TV news for taking the kids from our streets is fresh in my mind, has caused me to reflect on the state of today’s media.