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Today's News

  • Hard times in the industry hit home

    It’s a scary time in newspaperland lately.

    Just a few weeks ago, a paper I’ve long respected — The Rocky Mountain News — closed its doors and shut down production after almost 150 years of continuous printing.

    Other newspapers have fallen by the wayside in a dazzling, and frightening display in recent months.

  • Pleasureville man facing sexual abuse charges in Boone County

    Staff report

    A Pleasureville man was arrested recently on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992.

    Boone County Sherriff’s Department Detective Tracy Watson investigated the allegations made by the now 23-year old, out of state victim, and charged Kelley with four counts of first degree sexual abuse, each a class D felony.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Children’s and Young Adult Services

    Henry County Public Library

  • Eminence to change schedule, adding two periods each day

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School soon will change its schedule, from five periods to seven, beginning with the fall 2009 semester.

    “We are very excited about the new master schedule,” EHS principal  said. “We are actually offering more choices, not less.”

    Class length will decrease from 80 minutes to 57 minutes. Frommeyer explained students received a double block of mathematics and language arts under the five-period policy.

  • Sandman fight this Friday

    After a delay and a venue change, Russell “The Sandman” Chasteen makes his return to the boxing ring this Friday night at the Derby Expo Five Expo Dome in Louisville.

  • Aldridge says he’s staying put

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Don Aldridge said he isn’t going anywhere.

    His statement was in response to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader listing Aldridge as one of five finalists for the Clark County Public Schools Superintendent.

    Aldridge said he sent out a few resumes recently. “I told the board two months ago I was going to interview for positions,” he said. “You have to keep those interview skills sharp.”

  • Hillz isn’t hollerin’

    General Manager

    A popular, but troubled, recreation park in Henry County has been closed — again.

    Hillz-N-Hollarz, an off road vehicle park in the Lockport area, was shut down in March after a meeting of the Henry County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments, where the board reviewed the park’s conditional use permit.

  • General Assembly finishes session

    The General Assembly finished its legislative session late last week, ending nearly three months of work that will have a positive impact for years to come.

    Highlights range from a plan to overcome a large budget deficit to significantly revising the tests that determine how well our schools are progressing.  We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, especially when considering that this was a “short” session – so named because it is half as long as those in even-numbered years.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 1, 2009

    Wednesday, April 1

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will be held in the HCMS conference room at 4 p.m.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

  • Eminence drops opener but improved from last year

    Sports Editor

    The Eminence Warriors had just one day of practice before their season opener at Christian Academy-Louisville last Tuesday, and they came away with possibly their best start since the track program was restarted in 2005.