Today's News

  • The job of the courts isn’t cutting out competition

    Having read Pilot’s lawsuit filed against Thorntons and having been present during the rezoning process, it seems to me like the attorneys for Pilot have drafted a legal euphemism that actually means, “We don’t want any more competition.”

    They can’t openly come out and say that, of course, because it’s not the job of the courts to limit the number of businesses that can operate in an area.

  • Port Royal artist illustrates the true meaning of Christmas

    By Kristen Lowry


     A Port Royal native has illustrated a new children’s Christmas book explaining the real meaning of Christmas. 

  • Children share breakfast with santa Dec. 2


    Children from across the county were invited to attend Breakfast with Santa this past Saturday at the Henry County Middle School. At the annual event sponsored by the Henry County Public Schools Family Resource and Youth Services Center, families enjoyed a pancake breakfast, door prizes, caricature drawings and visits with Santa.  

  • Light Up Eminence
  • Scrooge makes an appearance at the Renaissance Fair


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    Players at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair regailed attendees at the Dickens Christmas Festival with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted miser who hated the holiday, but who changes after a visit from his late business partner, Marley, and three ghost in the classic 1843 novella.  

  • Winter is coming, but state and local transportation officials say they’re ready

    Staff reports

    Thoughts of snow and ice may be far from the minds of Kentuckians with warm temperatures hovering over the state, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is sounding the battle cry “Winter is Coming” to alert motorists to prepare for the impending wintery conditions, according to a news release. The KYTC stands ready to tackle the elements with sharpened plow blades, stocked salt supplies and trained maintenance crews.

  • iLEAD singled out for KSBA PEAK Award

    Staff reports

     The Kentucky School Boards Association presented Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble county school district officials with the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky (PEAK) Award on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, according to a news release. 

  • Pilot sues Henry County, Thorntons to overturn zoning decision

    Pilot Travel Centers officials have followed up on objections they made during the rezoning process for a competitor, Thorntons, to develop a store nearby at Interstate 71 Exit 28 with an appeal and lawsuit in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Pilot as plaintiff in the civil suit, filed in October, seeks the reversal of the decision rezoning 10 acres to industrial use, making way for a proposed travel center.

  • What to expect from hoops season?


    The hoops season is under way with all four local teams completing their first games by tonight.

    What can we expect from local teams this season?

    That’s a good question. Both girls teams have a lot of returning players and some new faces and losses that will help and hurt.

  • UK's bad actor unites Cats, Cards fans

     As Saturday approached I began to think about the fact that my vacation was about to end and that my oldest daughter was about to head back to college.

    So when she put forth the idea of going to see a movie on Saturday I was totally on board. We both agreed that the 1:30 start time looked like the best bet for both of us.

    Later, I noticed that would mean that I would miss the UK/U of L football game. There was no way I was backing out of quality time with my girl so I just set the DVR and decided that I could watch the game later.