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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and throughout the year, OVEC Head Start encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Kentucky a better place for families.

    By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, communities can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities. Research shows that five important factors are present in healthy families.

  • Two Dems face off for District 1 magistrate

    General Manager

    Two Eminence Democrats will face off in the May 18 primary election for the Magisterial seat formerly held by Wayne Gunnell.

    The winner will face Republican Scott Bates, who is unopposed in the primary, in November’s general election.

    Adam West, 45, was appointed in 2008 to serve out Gunnell’s term and faces current Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows, 50.

  • At 10, James has a passion for riding horses

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Makayla James was last in the newspaper, she was  five years old, and sitting on a fully grown horse. That was five years ago.

    Now she’s 10 and beyond triple digits when it comes to ribbons, belts and trophies for her riding skills.

    “I’ll bet if I got rid of one out of 100, she’d know,” mother Linda James said.

  • SAVE teacher predicts ‘20 out of 20’ success rate

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools has built a safety net for struggling middle and high school students.

    “Around Christmastime we evaluated where students stood,”  Assistant Principal Donna McClamroch said.

    Some students had grades that fell below the school’s “80 percent or better to pass” policy, even after Extended School Services interventions.

  • Ethington sentenced to 10 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Pleasureville man was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison in connection to a 2008 accident in Defoe.

    David Wayne Ethington, 38, of Pleasureville was charged with first degree assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence after an accident on Cedarmore Road in Defoe in March 2008. After his arrest, Ethington was indicted as a persistant felony offender, with aggravating circumstances.

  • $1k reward offered in burglary

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Jennifer Mancuso heard a $1,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of burglars who stole her son’s cancer medications, her voice broke with emotion.

    “Oh my God, oh my God,” she said over and over. “Sometimes it is just too much, the generosity of people.”

    The crime was, by anyone’s definition, heartless.

  • Fly like an Eagle

    For Andrew Cabe, it all started with a love of camping.

    Recently, the 17-year-old Jericho Meadows resident received his wings in the Boy Scouts of America, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

    While living in Georgia 10 years ago, a friend told Cabe that the Boy Scouts camped a lot. “I always enjoyed camping, and then he brought me to a campout, and started me from there.”

  • Be aware of eating disorders

    In spite of increased awareness about the dangers involved in eating disorders, these illnesses continue to pose serious health risks to millions of Americans each day.  Eating disorders consist of anorexia, bulimia and other associated eating issues such as binge eating.  Anorexia, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is characterized primarily by being significantly underweight and having an intense fear of weight gain.  Bulimia, on the other hand, is a disorder in which the afflicted person alternates between bingeing and some form of res

  • County names new parks director

    The Henry County Fiscal Court Parks Committee has selected Travis Buchanan as the new County Parks Director. Buchanan will take over the position that has been held by William Peyton. Peyton is retiring after four years in the position.

    Buchanan brings with him a degree from the University of Kentucky in turf management. His prior work experience includes being an assistant superintendant at two golf courses, including Hyde Park Country Club in the Cincinnati area. At Hyde Park, he managed a grounds crew of 30 employees.

  • Cornhole tournament to raise cash for Trooper Island

    Kentucky State Police are looking for you to toss some bags for a good cause.

    On April 24, KSP will host a double elimination cornhole tournament.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the tournament will take place at the Disabled American Veterans building at 8853 La Grange Road in Pendleton.

    Two-player teams may enter for a $50 fee, and individual players may enter for a $25 fee. Prizes include $300 for first place and two $100 Walmart gift cards for second place. Third place receives a gift package.