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Today's News

  • Pension to be legislators’ focus

     State legislators will work out the kinks for a hybrid public-employee pension plan that may dig Kentucky’s retirement benefit program out of its fiscal grave.

    State House and Senate members reconvened the General Assembly Tuesday, tackling the biggest elephant in the room: the public-employee pension plan.

    State officials looked at data from the Pew Center on The States analysis which estimates Kentucky has a $30 billion unfunded liability.

  • Volunteers, samaritans save dog

    It was 4:30, maybe 5:00, on Jan. 29, when Cebele Cambron saw it happen.

    A dog, about 20 pounds, was hit by a car on I-71. The dog crumbled in the right hand side of the northbound lane. The car that hit the dog kept going, without even tapping the brakes, she said.

    But Cambron and another driver who saw the hit did stop.

  • A school of love and hope

    Florance Davis wants people to remember that her school was one of hope and love.

    The Merriweather and King Street School Fund preserves the hope and honors the history of the school in the form of an annual scholarship.

    Together they send a message of compassion and an optimistic future.

    Davis went to the all-black Merriweather and King Street School from the first through eighth grades. She graduated in 1964. Her older sister had gone to Eminence High School, the integrated white school, before her. She was nervous.

  • The winds of change

    Derby City Signs carefully remove the Browning sign  in anticipation of the new developments.
    Jeff Adams, KOI Auto Parts store manager, said the new 8,000 square feet location in the plaza behind Cook’s should be fully sorted by the weekend.
    “We definitely plan to increase our stock,” Adams said. “We are open now and I am not for certain what kind of signage we will put out front.”

  • Cox-Stutterheim

    George and Midge Cox of Pendleton announce the engagement  and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Jane Cox to Kip Mayhew Stutterheim, son of John and Kathy Stutterheim, Milford, Michigan.
    The bride to be is a graduate of the University of Louisivlle and Union University. She is employed by Anesthesia Associates of Louisivlle.
    The groom to be is a graduate of Michigan State University and is employed by The Atlas Companies, Louisville.

  • McKee-Oesterritter

    Mike and Danielle McKee of Eminence announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Micah Kristin McKee of Eminence to Shawn Oesterritter of Eastwood, son of John and Madalyn Oesterritter, of Eastwood.
    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Henry CountyHigh School and currently attends Sullivan University. She is currently employed at First You Medical Center.
    The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Trinity High School and a 2006 graduate of Jefferson Community College. He currently farms cattle, hay and grain.

  • Local students honored by Shelby ATC

    Two Henry County High School students have been honored by the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

    Lyndee Fox, studying information technology, was named the student of the month for January for being exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom.

    Christian Cravens, studying machine tool, was named the Citizen of the Month for January, for having behavior and attitude distinguishing him as a superior student.

  • Warriors drop two in district

    The Eminence Warriors will play at least their next two games without senior Daishon Moore, who was ejected from the team’s Saturday night game at Carroll County.

    The Warriors were off to a hot start against the Panthers, hitting their first six shots, taking a 14-0 lead.

    But a scuffle broke out between Moore and Carroll County’s Dakota Corbin, resulting in the ejection of both players with 1:06 remaining in the opening period. Both players threw punches, and the ejection by referees means an automatic two-game suspension for each of them.

  • Cats Go Cold Against KCD

    In their sixth game in 10 days, the Henry County Wildcats went cold as they faced the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats, losing 47-36.

    The Cats got off to a good start in the opening period, but the offense ground to halt in the second half.

    Against KCD’s tough, physical inside play and outside pressure, the Cats managed just 6 points in the third quarter and a lone basket at the buzzer in the fourth quarter.

  • EHS girls fall to Carroll, KCD

    The Warriors traveled to Carrollton Saturday to take on the Lady Panthers and fell 64-20.

    Coach Bill Covington said, “We only had seven players. The girls exerted great effort for 32 minutes. They did not quit. Savannah  Mertz was our leading scorer and Emily Bryant and Tiffany Thomas led us in rebounding.”

    KCD 50 EHS 24

    The EHS Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Louisville on Jan. 22 to take on the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats and fell 50-24.