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  • Blackhawks down at Hillz-N-Hollarz

    Staff writer/photographer

    There’s a different kind of hawk swooping down upon Hillz-N-Hollarz off-road vehicle park in Lockport these days.

    Noted as a place to take an off-road vehicle for a day of fun and mud, Hillz-N-Hollarz now also serves a patriotic purpose. The Kentucky Army National Guard uses the remote, rugged terrain to conduct helicopter combat training operations.

  • From China, with love

    Staff writer/photographer

    Lola Lyle said the people in China greeted her with “Lucky baby” when they saw little Ginny cradled in her arms more than four years ago. She and husband, Ben had just adopted the 11-month old girl from Nanning, China. “We knew the truth,” she said. “We were the lucky ones.”

  • New logos, new services, sheriff's department has some new features

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens is proud of the redesigned emblem emblazoned on the department’s fleet of vehicles. He said they have received a lot of positive feedback from the public.

    “People are saying they (the vehicles) look more professional,” Cravens said. “Some even think that the department has bought new cars.”

    Actually, there is only one new 2008 Crown Victoria in the inventory, the remaining vehicles are 2000-2007 models.

  • Businesses close to home - Pleasureville store is a one woman show

    Staff writer/photographer

    Seven years ago Oldham County restaurant manager, Rhonda Martin bought the Pleasureville Hardware Store lock, stock and hardware and moved her family to Pleasureville.

    Martin heard of the store’s impending auction from Pleasureville’s Elmer McAlister. Martin had no experience in the business, but a bad case of food service burn-out left her primed for a change.

    “Before I bought the store, I’d never even worked in retail,” Martin said. She has been its owner and sole employee ever since.

  • It's 200 for 'Fro'

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    With his players gathered around after a thorough 34-13 drumming of Kentucky Country Day, Eminence Head Coach Steve Frommeyer shared some of the secrets to getting his 200th win in 25 years as coach.

    You need good players, he told them. You need good parents. You need good assistants. You need good support from higher up. And it helps, he joked, to be old.

  • Biggest Loser - Stretching, strengthening and hydrating your muscles

    Congratulations to those of you who are participants in the Henry County Biggest Loser Contest! Taking steps to improve your health and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle is one of the best and most rewarding things you can do. You may have already found that there are a great number of programs, exercises and diets that claim to do just that. But you have to find the work-out regimen that is right for you as an individual. Keeping off excess weight is very important in developing a healthy lifestyle, but there are many aspects to achieving that goal.

  • Asthma affects ten percent of Kentucky children

    Staff writer/photographer

    One-in-ten children in Kentucky suffers from asthma, and U.S. students miss nearly 15,000,000 total school days per year according to the Kentucky.gov website.

    Belinda Stivers, Eminence Independent Schools’ nurse for more than a decade said she has seen the numbers rise dramatically in her tenure. “Every year it increases,” she said.

  • September at the Public Library

    Today, parents make sure their kids have the supplies they need to be successful in school as well as extracurricular activities. Kids have uniforms for soccer, helmets for bike riding and new backpacks and binders for school. However, they might have overlooked the most important supply of all, a library card.

  • Local ACT scores below state average

    General Manager

    In the first round of mandatory ACT testing of all high school juniors, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools fell below the average state composite score.

    Eminence juniors had a composite score of 18.2 and Henry County juniors a composite score of 17.4, compared to the state composite of 18.3.

  • A brief history of fashion

    Staff writer/photographer

    Floyd Creek’s impeccable WWII uniform hangs smartly from a mannequin’s shoulders in the Military Room at what is hoped to be a new museum in New Castle.

    The 87-year-old Eminence resident was proud to contribute to Barbara Ann Callahan’s new enterprise — in New Castle’s historic Heritage House — that displays historic clothes and memorabilia. “It was the first thing he did when he found out I was opening the museum,” she said.