Today's News

  • Will you be your neighbor’s neighbor?

    After years of bouncing from one dead-end job to another, George finally landed the one for which he was created. Some of his friends didn’t think the job was so great, but George did.

    He liked the work. He got along with his co-workers, he had a good relationship with his supervisor, and the company’s clients liked him. Plus, the salary, while not great, paid the bills. George was a good employee. He gave a full day’s work for his pay, and he was willing when necessary to stay past quitting time or to come in early.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Feb. 8

    Arts & Crafts

    The Henry County Arts & Crafts Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Henry County Extension Building on U.S. 421. Anyone interesting in joining is welcome to attend.

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

    Church Services


    A broohaha over the Pleasureville City Clerk’s salary may have started over a letter about chickens.

    For the fourth month in a row, payroll policies and the actions of the city clerk took center stage at the Pleasureville City Commission meeting.

    After a second reading of an ordinance that will amend the salary range for the city clerk’s position to $10,000 to $30,000, the commission approved the reading 3-1, with Commissioner Pam Bramblett casting the lone opposing vote.

  • Two candidates to vie for circuit clerk

    Two candidates will face one another for the sole local race on the May primary ballot.

    Nick Hawkins and Gina Lyle are the Democratic candidates for circuit clerk. The incumbent clerk, Mary Lou Roberts, is retiring and not seeking reelection.

    For Lyle, filing to run for circuit clerk was a “natural next step,” in her 23-year career with the circuit clerk’s office. “It’s something that I’ve worked toward for the last 23 years,” Lyle said.


    Dr. Karen Shay knows, all too well, the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
    Her daughter Sarah died after overdosing on methadone. She was 19.
    Shay, who lives in Morehead, shared her story, and her daughter’s story, in an appearance with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at Henry County High School last week. The two were on hand, specifically, to talk to the school’s freshmen.

  • Johnny Lee Gibson trial under way

    Even nearly four years later, reliving the morning of May 2, 2008, elicits intense physical reaction from Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    On the witness stand Monday, Bibelhauser recalled the day when two armed men wearing ski-type masks broke into her Ballardsville home and terrorized her family, stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuables, confining her and her son in a bathroom and forcing her husband to drive to a nearby bank to cash checks totaling more than $3,000.

  • Coupon basics from the Goddess

    I digressed a bit last week with a lesson about online shopping. Hope you didn’t mind too much. Today, we’re back to coupons and I’m going to give you the basics.

    There is a difference between a purchase and a transaction. Each individual item is one purchase. All of your items together make up a transaction. Seems rudimentary, I know, but some cashiers need to be educated on this point.

  • Warriors fall to Panthers; miss 19 free-throw attempts

    In close games, fundamentals can make the difference between a win or a loss.

    The Eminence Warriors learned that Saturday night in a 47-43 loss to the Carroll County Panthers. Even a slightly better performance from the free-throw line would have changed the tide of the game.

    “We missed 19 free throws,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “It was a bad free-throw shooting night all together.”

    Brandon Mitchell hit just 12 of his 23 attempts, Brandon Lane was 4-for-8, Justin Mitchell was 0-2, and Jalen Dixie was 3-for-5.

  • Lady Cats trounce panthers for 5th straight win

    On Jan. 14, the Henry County Lady Cats snapped a five-game losing streak, and started what has turned into a five-game winning streak.

    On Jan. 28, a night they honored their two seniors, the Lady Cats pummled the Ludlow Panthers 52-16.

    The Lady Cats won easily, despite the absence of starting point guard Aly Stanley — sidelined with an ankle sprain, and with limited first-half playing time from senior Katie Setters, who was in foul trouble early. It was a win that saw contributions from each player, and the defense and offense were firing on all cylinders.

  • Cats snap 5-game losing streak

    For a few minutes during their Friday night game against North Oldham, it seemed as though the Henry County Wildcats were set to end a losing streak.

    But the Mustangs weren’t ready to give up, and came back to defeat the Cats 51-45.

    Henry County was frustrated and disappointed, despite playing a strong game.

    The next night, against Williamstown, they would release their frustration, garnering a 19-point win, which was not as close as the score might indicate.