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  • In the early days of football, Pleasureville had its own cheating scandal

    In the days when football rivalries loomed large and lots of money changed hands in wagers, teams like the Pleasureville Athletic Club might try anything to win, including dishonest tactics, according to author Mike Grimes.
    When professional football remained in its nascent phase, sports fans could still attend games played by colleges or by social clubs and civic groups. Even smaller communities, such as Pleasureville and New Castle, had many athletic clubs and American Legion posts could find 11 men to compete over the pigskin, according to Grimes’ research.

  • Primary still has races to be decided

    Though the Republican Party has already held its presidential primary in Kentucky, Henry County voters can still participate in the election process in the May 17 primary.
    Besides the opportunity to select a nominee for Kentucky’s junior senator from both parties and the Democratic Party’s contest for president, the ballot will feature a race to fill the unexpired term on Henry County Fiscal Court in the 4th Magisterial District.

  • Hunger loosens its grip

    Fewer Henry County residents are going hungry as efforts to supply food assistance have filled in many of the gaps, according to information from two local food pantries.
    Food insecurity has been a significant challenge for a large segment of Henry County’s population, according to the recently released Map the Meal Gap, conducted by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks. The nationwide study drilled down to find how many people in every county and state suffered from a lack of access to enough food for all household members to lead active, healthy lives.

  • Guardian Angel

    A baby found in a dumpster in Chicago 20 years ago grew up in a loving family after being rescued by an observant Eminence contractor. The newborn girl probably wouldn’t have lasted the chilly October night, otherwise.
    Two decades after his shocking discovery at the Wehr Constructor’s hospital remodeling job site, Garold “Rocky” Hyatt, 66, of Eminence recently reunited with Morgan Jayne Hill.

  • Eminence Elementary students log a healthy 3,000 miles

    Students participated in the Eminence Elementary Derby 2k Fun Run Friday, May 6. This event is part of the New Balance Foundation’s Billion Mile Race, a nationwide initiative geared toward increasing the amount of physical activity in the average American schoolchild’s day.

  • Pleasureville farmers market to reopen May 14

    Locals can shop for local food and arts and crafts at the Pleasureville Farmers Market and Country Store, an indoor market open five days a week beginning May 14, according to a news release from the Pleasureville Economic Development Council.
    The idea for the indoor market came together when community leaders began developing a ten-year plan to revitalize Pleasureville’s business district.

  • Stamp Out Hunger drive benefits the help center

    Postal carriers and patrons can deliver assistance right to the Henry County Help Center’s door through the Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 14.
    While collecting on their normal mail routes, postal workers will also pick up donations of non-perishable food items to benefit those in need here in Henry County, according to Post Master John Donnelly.
    The food drive encourages donation of items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice.

  • Former Henry County resident is seeking U.S. Senate nomination

    Sellus Wilder, a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination in a run for the U.S. Senate seat in the May 17 primary, travels the state from Pikeville to Paducah, talking about how his time living in Henry County informed his perspective.

  • Locally made movie to be screened this Friday

    “The Hepburn Girls,” a feature film shot in Henry and Shelby counties featuring local talent, will be screened at the Henry County High School Auditorium May 6 at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
    Featuring Ashley Raymer-Brown, Paige Campbell, Duke Thomas Low, Rachael Yeager, Ben Fabish, Brian Douglas Barker, Karen Martion, Timothy Ellis Sr., Hannah Crawford and Mark Smeby, the film tells the story of Katherine Sherard, a loner, who’s surprised when her high-spirited and outgoing 17-year-old half-sister needs a place to stay.

  • Rotary welcomes new members, gives Paul Harris award