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Today's News

  • Mainstream media’s agenda party

    By 'Average' Joe Yates

    Our small community is losing the publisher of its weekly paper and I, for one, think it’s a big loss. That, and because a recent column in which I blamed local TV news for taking the kids from our streets is fresh in my mind, has caused me to reflect on the state of today’s media.

  • Peyton's State Runner-up Finish Tops List

    1. It was easy to pick the top highlight of the season this year. MacKenzie Peyton’s runner-up performance at the state golf tournament was stellar but so was her whole season.

    The all-state golf selection system is one of the least subjective in high school sports, and because of that, a young athlete can be rewarded for their efforts even if they don’t come from a big-name program.

  • Chemistry is Key for EHS Volleyball

    Last year I wrote in this column that something special was brewing at Eminence High School.

    I think the young ladies on the Eminence Warriors volleyball team proved me right this year. They had a phenomenal season capped by a postseason run to the semifinals of the regional tournament.

  • Sports Brief-Hensley, Peyton make all 5th Region Team

    Seventh grader Maddie Hensley and junior Mackenzie Peyton were named to the 2013 All-5th Region team as voted on by coaches from the region.

    This is Peyton’s third all-region honor and Hensley’s first.

    Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart was named the player of the year and Leslie Bender of Sacred Heart was named coach of the year.

    Others on the team include Sarah Son of Christian Academy of Louisville, Meredith Moir of Sacred Heart, and Jordan Webb and Madison Thomas, both of Shelby County.

  • Cburg Council looks at fairness

    One week after another Henry County city declined to consider a fairness ordinance, the Campbellsburg City Council asked their city attorney to draft a similar ordinance.

    Campbellsburg resident Punkin Burk approached the council about the ordinance, pointing to Pleasureville, where a similar ordinance died for lack of a second on a motion to adopt.

  • Opera:The soundtrack of a life

    Troy Cook didn’t let his small town upbringing stop him from a life on the big stage.

    From Eminence High School chorus and church youth choir to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the love of music has given Cook the soundtrack of his life.

    Cook started humming and singing as a child. He would carry home a  tune taught in nursery school in his head where he would play it out by ear on the piano. He would perform the songs from Little Orphan Annie in front of his family’s fireplace.

  • Woman reports drunk, gets 10 years

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ordered a woman to serve 10 years after the woman reported  intoxicated at Oldham County Jail.

    Melinda Bayorek previously requested Judge Conrad to allow her to serve 30 days, due to a violation, in Oldham County instead of Carroll County jail. Conrad consented to her request, but Bayorek tested upon arrival with a blood alcohol level of .206.

  • UCB to open new location in Eminence

    United Citizens Bank will add an Eminence branch by 2014 in the building formerly occupied by Five Star gas station, and projects additional expansions.

    Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of United Citizens Bank and Trust, said the bank’s board will accept bids for the additional construction needed at the location, but at this time, doesn’t have an exact opening date.

  • Eminence Middle School students get writing lesson from Ky author

    Jennifer Montgomery wanted her eighth grade students to learn about writing.

    The Eminence language arts teacher invited Contemporary Young Adult Kentucky author Katie McGarry to help.

    On Friday, Nov. 15, McGarry shared her experiences with Montgomery’s Eminence Middle School students.

  • Canadian archeological dig doesn’t produce Henry Countian’s remains

    Canadian archeologists discovered two anomalies thought to be shallow grave shafts after analyzing preliminary ground penetrating radar results. Foster Bartlett, a Henry Countian who enlisted in the War of 1812, remains weren’t found.

    One of those graves was believed to contain to the remains of Henry Countian Foster Bartlett, who enlisted in the Kentucky Mounted Infantry during the War of 1812. The archeologists finished the dig last week.