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Today's News

  • Ready to rock and roll with spring sports

    Heads up - spring sports are about to get in full swing. And once the pitchers start throwing fast balls and the batters start swinging for the fence, baseballs and softballs will be filling the air in no time.

    I can't smell it yet, or feel it, but spring is definitely here, which means high school sports in the county are starting.

    Whether it's knocking a ball out of the park in baseball, pulling a double play in softball or tearing down the runway in track, I'm ready for some action to begin this spring. And I don't have to wait very long.

  • Your challenge, find the open records information

    This is a community rich in people - and those people have rich stories to tell. Unraveling those stories is at the root of journalism. Sometimes those stories can be provoked by asking the right questions: the whos, whats, wheres, whens and whys. Other times it requires tips from community sources. In some cases, it requires deeper probing.

    While reporters have long been the "watchdogs" of public accountability, few likely know that most of the information journalists rely on to develop stories is readily accessible to them - as long as you know where to look.

  • Starting from the ground up, it's time for rebuilding the Eminence baseball team

    To say the Eminence baseball team is having a rebuilding year is bit of an understatement. Led by first-year head coach Mark Payton, the Warriors will be starting from scratch.

    But it might be not be as bad as Warrior fans think as Payton has been pleasantly surprised with his team's attitude and performance during the limited practice time they've had.

  • Reconsider vicious animal ordinance concept

    I am a vet. technician that has been in the business for 18 years. I feel that pit bull terriers are being targeted. Terriers in general are a breed that need a special kind of owner, someone who will have the upper hand. They can be strong willed, hard headed and will try to be number one in the family pack.

  • New baseball coach wants his Wildcats to leave it on the field

    When the Henry County Wildcats jog onto the baseball field this season, there will be some familiar players missing, a few different faces in the lineup and one new ingredient on the sideline that the team hopes equals more wins this season.

    Mike Thibodeaux - who led the Wildcats to a combined 30-22 record the previous two seasons, a 31st District runner-up performance and a regional appearance - left the team just before the holiday break, which left assistant Austin Hunsaker to step into the role as the head man.

  • Lady Warriors have biggest turnout in years; want to improve from last season

    The Eminence Lady Warriors lost five key players and returns an inexperienced squad, but they still want to improve from last season - when the softball team finished 2-14 and lost to Anderson County (14-0) in the opening round of the 30th District tournament.

    With five seniors, one junior and a roster full of youngsters, Eminence has a lot of upside, and should only improve as the season progresses.

  • Mother may I?

    Landmark News Service

    Creeks bulged beyond their banks last week as flash floods washed out driveways and low-lying roads, leaving some households stranded and causing motorists to hydroplane.

    Ohio River levels crested two feet above flood stage Thursday because of heavy downpours that dumped as much as four inches of rain in Henry County in less than two days.

  • Ex bank president ordered to repay $13M

    Landmark News Service

    A former bank president must repay more than $13 million he stole from Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence, a federal judge in Lexington ruled Friday.

    William J. Covington, 57, of Shelbyville, pleaded guilty in October of 2007, when he admitted he defrauded the bank and its holding company, Premier Financial in May of 2002.

  • Letter gave hope for younger generation

    I am writing in support of Alexandra Guidry's proposal published in last week's Local. She gave me hope for the younger generation when she advocated for door-to door recycling. I appreciated her idea very much, though I suspect we are a long way from having our recyclables picked up at our doors.

  • News briefs for March 26, 2008

    Crews to work on I-71

    Routine maintenance could block motorists and cause some delays this week, according to reports from the state Transportation Cabinet.

    State work crews could be patching potholes, sweeping, cleaning drains and ditches and performing other work along Interstate 71 in Henry County throughout the week during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Interstate delays should also be expected in Oldham and Jefferson counties, state officials said.