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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 20

    Marriages

    Angela Zweydorf, Indiana, 42, to James Brewer, Indiana, 44.

    Suzanne Kephart, 67, Pleasureville to Harold Stivers, 68, Pleasureville.

    Paula Ernst, 33, Pleasureville to Lonnie Locklear, 60, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

    Michael and Kelly Prenn, Campbellsburg to Amy and Treavor Smith, Campbellsburg, Lot #20 of Lakeview Subdivision, $68,500.

  • Eminence Elementary's student of the week Tyler Virgin

    Tyler Virgin is a second grader at Eminence Elementary.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. It’s a lot better this year. It’s easier because my teacher gives me stuff to make them( the problems) easier to do.

    What do you do for fun?

    I play games on my Xbox and Wii. I like to play Disney Infinity. I like to watch television and watch Spongebob and On Nick.

    Do you like to read?

    I have a Spongebob book and a couple of others.

    Do you like music?

  • New Castle Elementary's student of the week Lilly Payton

    Lilly Payton is a kindergartener at New Castle Elementary.
    What do you like doing at school?

    Playing outside. Gage chases me, Samantha, Carson and Molly.
    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I like how you can circle what the numbers are and I already know a lot. Like, I know that 10 plus 2 equals 12.
    What do you do outside of school for fun?

  • Our country will mark the 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination

      On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

  • 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.