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Today's News

  • Tractor-trailer accident destroys vehicle leaves driver only bruised

    A tractor-trailer came over the hill on Mulberry Pike Monday carrying a load of flat-rolled steel from Steel Technologies near the Eminence Cemetery. The driver, Harold Devine of Eminence said a gust of wind pushed his tractor-trailer just enough to be in the ditch causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Eminence Police and Eminence Fire Department responded. Devine suffered bruises from a seat belt strap and sustained no serious injuries. The National Weather Service had issued a weather advisory for gusts of wind in the area that could reach up to 30 mph.

  • USPS proposes cutting Saturday mail

    The United States Postal Service has proposed eliminating Saturday letter delivery in an unprecedented effort to keep itself afloat and save $2 billion annually.

    USPS Board of Governors advised postal management last month to implement cost-cutting measures in order to avoid the further hemorrhaging of its finances.

  • State committee approves hemp bill

    The Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee didn’t blow any smoke when it came to setting the industrial hemp bill on fire with unanimous support Monday.

    The bill would regulate Kentucky’s industrial hemp crops under the supervision of the state Department of Agriculture.

    Committee chair Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, sponsored the bill, which would require that farmers who want to grow the crop undergo criminal background checks before the department would issue their annual license.

  • Helping HANDS

    Megan Fleming was nervous when she found out she was pregnant.

    She went into preterm labor twice. Fleming found comfort with the help of the HANDS program.

    Fleming had her son, Elijah Downey, at 18. Fleming found out about the HANDS program before he was born and doesn’t regret signing up.

  • Lindsay inspired others

    John Lindsay didn’t want to go to Lincoln Institute during the early years of integration.

    Lindsay’s decision gave family members and former classmates from the Merriweather and King Street schools the confidence to attend the previously all white school-Eminence High School.

  • Sulphur’s demise was closely tied to automobiles

    The expansion of the railroad stopped progress in the river towns like Lockport and Gestville where goods, supplies and passengers relied on the steamboat.

    Similarly, the automobile would stop progress in towns like Sulphur.

    Sulphur has had as many names as it has changes to its hilly rural landscape.

  • Eminence Reading Buddies

    For 30 minutes each Friday, buddies at Eminence Elementary and Middle Schools get together and enjoy a good book.

    The Reading Buddies program began at Eminence Independent Schools eight years ago, the expression of an idea that started on an Arby’s napkin.

    Language Arts teacher Jennifer Montgomery and librarian Penny Bland were working on their National Board Certification, thinking of projects they could collaborate on.

    For seven or eight weeks, first grade students and eighth grade students meet in the school’s library.

  • 1888: Cook applies for alcohol permit

    200 Years Ago

    John Jones, Clerk of the Henry County Court, was allowed $2.37 for apprehending John Montgomery on a charge of felony and summoning three witnesses in behalf of the Commonwealth.

    At the February term of the County Court, Edmund Searcy was appointed to check the weights and scales at Sullinger’s Warehouse.

  • Snowy odds and ends

    After an extremely busy week of high school basketball last week I was looking forward to a lighter schedule of games for this week’s issue.

    Six games seemed much more manageable and I was looking forward to giving each game a little more coverage. When there are 11 games on the schedule as there was last week it’s hard to do them all justice.

    But then Mother Nature decided to give us just enough snow over the weekend to cancel or postpone three of those games. That left me with the prospect of a very sparse issue for this week.

  • 'What they're good at, we're not'

    In a game rescheduled because of snow, the Henry County Lady Cats fell to Gallatin County, 87-39.

    Gallatin County was hot from the start, putting up 34 points in the first quarter on 15-of-17 shooting, including three 3-pointers.

    “They started off really hot,” Henry County coach Todd Gilley said. “If we made any small mistake on the defensive end, they took advantage and hit a jump shot. They attacked very quickly and even though our girls were back on defense, they attacked before we could set our defense.”