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Today's News

  • Byron Crawford on hand for Hammer Smith’s award

    The Patrick Henry Award evening was full of rib jabs, jollies and a few affectionate jeers.

    Hammer Smith will join six other recipients of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society.

    Wendell Berry, John Berry Jr., John W. Smith Jr., Claude A. Berry Jr., Martha Tarry Simpson have received the award. Carl L. Rucker presented Smith with the award after a bit of rib jabbing by regional storyteller, former journalist and radio personality Byron Crawford.

  • Democrat devotion to Obamacare is cause of shutdown

    By Jon Park

     

    This past spring, while on vacation in our Nation’s Capital, my wife and I stopped at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office. In the corner was the 6-foot-tall stack of paper tied up in a red bow that is the Affordable Care Act. How could anyone have read the entire bill? The Speaker of the House at the time the bill was passed, Nancy Pelosi, said “we have to vote on it before we know what’s in it.” Three years later, we are still finding out what is in it.

  • County government update: Road Dept.

    By John Logan Brent

     

    This week I will highlight Henry County’s roads and a few of the projects that are in the works.

    With well over 200 miles of roads in the county system, there is always work to be done.

    This year’s budget allowed for resurfacing on 17 different roads for a total of 4,150 tons of blacktop laid at a cost of around $275,000. These funds come from taxes on gasoline that we all pay at the pump. The state collects these dollars and remits them based on a formula to each county.

  • A history mashed and soured by prohibition

    The facts about the beginnings and end of the Eminence Distillery Company have faded just as the yeasted scent of roasting sour mash whiskey which once permeated the city’s air. 

    According to a 1902 Henry County Local article, The Eminence Distillery Company — once known as the Fible and Crabb Distilling Company — was supposedly built in 1875 and owned by the Renz family. Charles Bright managed the distillery and a Sanford Insurance map dating from 1908 lists Newman Clock as the watchman.

  • 1838: 50 acres of land bought for $200

    By Hammer Smith

     

    200 Years Ago

    In a will written on Oct. 8, 1813, by Michael Hesler, it is ordered that his estate be disposed in the following manner: Jacob Hesler, his brother, was to receive all of his estate after his debts and accounts were paid. Out of the estate, Jacob Hesler was to pay $0.25 to his brother, John Hesler; $0.25 to his sister, Clorey; $1 and six pence to his brother William; and $1 and six pence to his sister, Betsy. Under the will, Jacob Hesler was to take their father and keep him until his death.

    175 Years Ago

  • Be a paper clutter cleaner upper

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, and despite the fact that we hear about our paperless society, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

  • Field day program set for Oct. 3; Farmer’s conference Saturday

    A regional Cattlemans’ field day will be held this Thursday evening at the Trimble County Angus Farm of Bo and Dottie Crouch. The farm is on Kentucky 55 north of Campbellsburg, about 3.5 miles north of Capstone Produce at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with tours beginning at 4:30 pm. After the walking tours and presentations, a sponsored supper is planned.

  • Public Record for the week of October 2

    Property Transfers

    Gary and Carolyn Clark, Pleasureville, to William J. and Elinor F. Gervasio. Property in Henry County; $125,000.

    Phyllis Bond, Shelbyville, to William T. and Stephnaie G. Stephens, Pleasureville. Property in Henry County; $107,000.

    Barbati Real Estate LLC, Louisville, to Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co., Louisville. Property in Henry County; deed in lieu of foreclosure, fair cash value is $250,000.

  • Eminence Middle School Student of the Week Jacob Shaw

     

    Jacob is in the 8th grade.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, I’m really good at it and I’m interested in science and nature. I know things most people don’t like the chemicals H20 and carbon.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    I want to be a computer hardware engineer. I like messing with computers. If I have a problem with my computer, I can figure out what is wrong with it by looking at the software.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Henry County Middle School Student of the Week: Seth Tingle

    Seth is in 7th grade.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science. I enjoy seeing the reaction and what happens to the substance in science. I liked the first day in school where we did an experiment to see how fast the rat could go.

    Do you belong to any clubs at school?

    I joined the STLP leadership program. I was in it at my old school in the 5th grade and it was pretty fun.

    What do you do for fun outside of school?

    I play puzzle video games on my Xbox and play games like Dance Central 1,2 and 3.