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Today's News

  • Campbellsburg is off to the races
  • Breaking out the derby hats

    Last Thursday, students at Eminence Elementary School donned their best Derby hat creations for their annual Derby Hat Parade. Classes left the school and walked through the center of town, waving as they went. The grand marshal was kindergarten teacher Sarah Morgan, who is retiring after 38 years in the classroom.

  • In the early days of football, Pleasureville had its own cheating scandal

    In the days when football rivalries loomed large and lots of money changed hands in wagers, teams like the Pleasureville Athletic Club might try anything to win, including dishonest tactics, according to author Mike Grimes.
    When professional football remained in its nascent phase, sports fans could still attend games played by colleges or by social clubs and civic groups. Even smaller communities, such as Pleasureville and New Castle, had many athletic clubs and American Legion posts could find 11 men to compete over the pigskin, according to Grimes’ research.

  • Primary still has races to be decided

    Though the Republican Party has already held its presidential primary in Kentucky, Henry County voters can still participate in the election process in the May 17 primary.
    Besides the opportunity to select a nominee for Kentucky’s junior senator from both parties and the Democratic Party’s contest for president, the ballot will feature a race to fill the unexpired term on Henry County Fiscal Court in the 4th Magisterial District.

  • Hunger loosens its grip

    Fewer Henry County residents are going hungry as efforts to supply food assistance have filled in many of the gaps, according to information from two local food pantries.
    Food insecurity has been a significant challenge for a large segment of Henry County’s population, according to the recently released Map the Meal Gap, conducted by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks. The nationwide study drilled down to find how many people in every county and state suffered from a lack of access to enough food for all household members to lead active, healthy lives.

  • Guardian Angel

    A baby found in a dumpster in Chicago 20 years ago grew up in a loving family after being rescued by an observant Eminence contractor. The newborn girl probably wouldn’t have lasted the chilly October night, otherwise.
    Two decades after his shocking discovery at the Wehr Constructor’s hospital remodeling job site, Garold “Rocky” Hyatt, 66, of Eminence recently reunited with Morgan Jayne Hill.

  • Eminence Elementary students log a healthy 3,000 miles

    Students participated in the Eminence Elementary Derby 2k Fun Run Friday, May 6. This event is part of the New Balance Foundation’s Billion Mile Race, a nationwide initiative geared toward increasing the amount of physical activity in the average American schoolchild’s day.

  • Eastern becomes a bird sanctuary

    Eastern Elementary students recently helped turn their school into a bird sanctuary, after the school received a grant from the Henry County Conservation Service. Here, Ms. Potts class including Conner Shaw, Marley Cobb, Alexis Spurr, Keegan Stivers and Olivia Drawbaugh plant flowers. The goal involves provide food, shelter and water for birds — everything they need to live.

  • Students of the month

    The April students of the month at Campbellsburg Elementary School include front, from left:  Lucy Kirk, Zachary Payton, Tayla Tuell, Logan Judy, Alyssa Chipman, Brooklyn Aldridge and Ella Richmond; middle row:  Chris Shannon, Brice Durham, Kyle Gillingham, Mark Louden, Noah Tharp and Caden Masters; back:  Lura Huff, Alyssa Vincent, Madison Ritchie, Layne Hancock, Brooklyn Brewer and Drew Cole.

  • HCHS Seniors visit kings island

    For their senior trip, The Class of 2016 headed to Kings Island as one of the last activities the group will have together before graduating from Henry County High School and moving on with their lives.