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Today's News

  • A look back at a ‘Heartlarge’ season

    I’ve been away from the high school basketball scene for a while, and I have to say that I discovered this year that you can never fully get the basketball bug out of your blood.

    After coaching the sport for many years, I suffered a little from burnout and completely got away from the sport that I’ve loved since I was a little kid.

  • You know you’re out of shape when...

    It all started a couple of weeks ago. On Sunday, Feb. 19, I took the garbage to the bottom of the drive for pick up the next morning as I have been doing for years. But this time was different.

    After walking down our 50-yard driveway with the garbage can and then walking back up the steep gravel path, I was out of breath. I mean completely out of breath.

  • For Berry, ‘It All Turns on Affection’

    Since the 1960s, he has been a voice for rural America, and in 2011, President Barack Obama dubbed him “a voice for the land,” when presenting Wendell Berry with the National Humanities Medal.

    Berry, of Port Royal, has been honored again for his works, his advocacy and defense of the rural lifestyle and his commitment to the land, when, in February, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him to give the 41st Jefferson Lecture in Humanities.

  • Public record for the week of March 7

    Marriages

    • Cherry Lee Reynolds, 62, Worthville, to Rudolph Reynolds, 62, Worthville.
    • Whitney Lynn Setters, 22, Eminence, to Travis Blake Jackson, 26, Eminence.
    • Amanda Leeann Powell, 29, Smithfield, to Kyle William Ricketts, 28, Pleasureville.
    • Regina R. Estes, 67, Eminence, to Lillard Adams, 73, Pleasureville.

    Zoning permits

  • A lifelong love

    Since graduating from Eminence High School in 1979, Robert Pettit has spent his entire career in law enforcement.

    In a telephone interview Monday, Pettit, who now lives in North Carolina, said he recalls writing an essay in sixth grade, in which he told about wanting to be a Kentucky State Police trooper when he grew up. “I knew at a very young age that’s what I wanted to do.”

  • Mayor drops PVFD funding request

    What seemed like an ordinary request to the Pleasureville City Commission for additional fire department funding left Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young visibly frustrated.

    Young had presented a request from the fire department to help pay for a fire truck repair bill of $17,000. “I wondered if the city could do any help,” he said. “All the city has paid on (the truck) is some of the insurance and utilities. That’s all the city’s been out on the fire department for 20 years.”

  • Storms sidestep Henry; tornadoes confirmed in Trimble

    A series of deadly storms swept through the Kentuckiana region Friday afternoon.

    Between Southern Indiana and parts of Kentucky, 40 people lost their lives, and thousands more lost their homes to the storms that destroyed Henryville, Marysville and New Pekin, Ind., as well as West Liberty in Kentucky. Dozens more communities were touched, in some way, by the storms.

    But Henry County was relatively unscathed in the storms.

  • Schools in Henry County will not release early

    Neither Eminence Independent nor Henry County Public Schools will release early today because of the pending severe weather threat.

    HCPS Superintendent said the district issued a OneCall Now statement alerting parents to the district's decision, but said that parents could pick their students up early.

  • Public Record for week of Feb. 29

    Marriages

    • Carolyn Marie Long, 63, Smithfield to Thomas Allen Breeden, 68, Smithfield.
    • Susan Russell Diaz, 54, Campbellsburg, to Neal Allen Wright, 5, Mishawaka, Ind.

    Divorces

  • Local Buzz for the week of Feb. 29

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    New Castle United Methodist Church is sponsoring  a chili cook off /chili dinner and gospel sing from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, March 3. Chili, sandwiches, hotdogs, dessert and drinks. Presale tickets are $8 and $4. The gospel sing will be from 4 to 9 p.m. If you need more information please call (502) 845-4181.