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Today's News

  • Life’s a peach at Hillview

    Staff writer/photographer

    By the end of July, locally-grown fruit, fruit pies, jellies and jams plus seasonal vegetables will line shelves at Hillview Farm’s new retail store.

    Owner Paul Tokosh has erected a 40x72 building complete with 18x20 walk-in cooler on the farm to accommodate a generous inventory of whatever happens to be in season.

  • Training not top priority

    In a hectic week that got even more hectic over the weekend, I’m coming off my worst seven-day stretch of training since I first started preparing for the Louisville Ford Ironman. Some things are just more important, and I quickly figured that out last week.

    In my second column pertaining to my preparation for the Louisville Ironman — a short series I started last week and will conclude following the Aug. 29 event — I have little to write about regarding my actual time spent swimming, biking or running.

  • Tourney has record-breaking weekend

    History was made over the weekend at the Henry County Country Club Championship as MacKenzie Peyton became the youngest-ever golf champion at just 13 years old and Brad Gross won his record-stretching 14th title.

    Peyton, who will be an eighth grader at Henry County Middle School this year and one of the top high school golfers, shot an 82 on Saturday and came back with a 74 on Sunday for a 156, five strokes ahead of runner-up Carolyn Paul. 

  • Returning to the dinner table

    I’ve taken some ribbing recently from family members. It started a couple of months ago, when my husband noticed something was different.

    As we got ready to sit down at the table for dinner, he asked “So why are we eating at the table so much now?”

    Over the weekend, my own mother expressed some surprise that we were sitting down at the table to eat a late lunch I’d prepared.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 21, 2010

    Wednesday, July 21

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Thursday, July 22

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • The winds of change

    Staff writer/photographer

    With the first day of school less than a month away, a decision on a traffic plan for New Castle Elementary School has not yet been made.

    Officials have delayed a decision on the plan until they could be certain of how far along the building project would be by opening day. “We haven’t got a traffic plan until we can see how much room we’ll have,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said at Monday’s Henry County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • Booher plays in Class 2011 All-Star game

    There have been plenty of years that Henry County was represented in the girls’ Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star Game, but Saturday night marked the first time in a while.

  • REINS: A major step to restore Constitutional balance in government

    For too long, Congress has delegated an unwarranted level of authority to unelected bureaucrats in the Executive Branch for major decisions that affect you and your family.

    Members of Congress vote on legislation, but the devil is always in the details.  The details of the legislation, which will directly impact you, are often left for unelected government employees to determine.  This is an all too common occurrence that lets Congress off the hook for major federal regulations that impact your everyday life. 

  • ‘I’m just glad it’s almost over’

    General Manager

    “I’m just glad it’s almost over.”

    The statement by Campbellsburg City Council member John Suter seemed to sum up the feelings of many at the city’s Monday night meeting.

    Representatives from contractor Jeff Perry and Sons, the Campbellsburg Fire Department and Troxell Electric were on hand to review what work still needed to be done on the building that burned in March 2009.

  • Stillwater Lake Club at the top of Kentucky

    With impressive results at the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships on July 10-11 in Walton, Eminence’s Stillwater Lake Water Ski Club has moved to the front of membership and tournament placements within the state, Stillwater Lake owner and skier Leon Leonard said.

    Competing against the best water skiers in Kentucky 10 days ago, the nine athletes from the Stillwater Lake Club came back with nine state titles and two state records during the two-day event.