Today's News

  • 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.

  • With all sincerity, we’re very sorry

    The saying goes something like this ... “to err is human, to forgive divine.”

    I am a human being. And last week, I erred. In fact, I made a pretty fat mistake — in a headline no less.

    I misspelled Makayla James’ last name in a headline on Cindy DiFazio’s story about the 10-year-old and her love of riding horses.

    Then, I missed the misspelling in the lead paragraph of the story.

    First and foremost, Makayla, you have my sincere apologies.

  • I’m on I-71, with a flat tire... April Fool’s!

    There are a lot of reasons to love April – warm weather, Daffodils, bright yellow Forsythia bushes, Red Bud trees, and even Lilacs. But one of my April pleasures is April Fool’s Day, because it gives me an ideal opportunity to mess with my hubby’s mind.

  • 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.”

  • Ladycats go 5-1 in Florida Beach Bash

    Beating some top schools in a week packed with softball games, the Henry County softball team finished the Florida Beach Bash with a 5-1 record and are currently 10-1 overall.

  • 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

  • Budget differences are small

    When the Kentucky House of Representatives adopted its two-year budget several weeks ago, my colleagues and I had three main priorities: Streamline government; protect education and our most vulnerable citizens; and kick-start our economy.

  • North Oldham beats Henry, twice

    Entering the 2010 baseball season, Austin Hunsaker stressed the importance of having confidence and maintaining composure during a season full of question marks with a young, inexperienced team. Now, after two weeks that has included one win and four losses, he is stressing it even more to his Henry County squad.