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Today's News

  • Classy end for a coach who will be missed

    I will say there’s very few people — if any — happy that Chris Engstrand has decided to leave the Henry County High School football program, but nobody can blame him. How can they?

    Engstrand’s official decision to leave came on Jan. 11 with a letter of resignation to HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley. His wife, Jaime, lost her father in November and they decided to move closer to her mother in Larue County. Like he has preached to his players during the last four seasons, family is a first priority.

  • Getting a grip on ‘Parky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Joy Hay of Turners Station is a petite blonde with a zest for life. From riding motorcycles and water skiing to completing cross stitch projects and jigsaw puzzles she just doesn’t know when to give up.

    But for Hay, not giving up can be harder than it sounds.

    Hay has Parkinson’s Syndrome, a condition that some days leaves her unable to lift her arms or even hold a fork.

    “One day you can tie your shoestrings,” she said. “The next day you can’t.”

  • Honor your Board of Education members

    It’s safe to say that local elected leaders have seldom faced a year like 2009 and the outlook for 2010 is equally challenging. The members of the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Boards of Education have worked to preserve the district’s ability to educate our children in the face of a massive state budget shortfall and tough economic times at the local level.

  • It’s second win for Eminence boys

    The Eminence Warriors put their second check in the win column in dominating fashion Saturday night, jumping out to a big early lead and winning 88-51 over Riverside Christian.

    The Warriors started the basketball game on a 13-0 run, led 33-10 after the first quarter, 56-24 at the half and cruised in for the unchallenged 37-point victory. Eminence coach Chris Nethery said the teams decided to play with a running clock during the final two quarters to speed up the game and prevent injuries. Besides timeouts, the clock continuously ticked down the final 16 minutes.

  • Kentucky Surpreme Court denies Concerned Citizens Appeal

    The mandatory garbage fight may be over.

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has denied an appeal filed in 2008 by the Concerned Citizens for Henry County Government, upholding a decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Unless the Concerned Citizens group decides to pursue the case to the Supreme Court of the United States, the case has reached its end.

  • Home invasion suspect to represent self

    Staff writer/photographer

    An Indiana resident charged in connection to a May 2008 home invasion in Smithfield will assist his defense attorney and serve as co-counsel in his own trial.

    Johnny Lee Gibson, one of two men charged with the May 2, 2008, incident, is charged with first degree robbery, first degree burglary and three counts of adult kidnapping.

  • Touching mementos of a dear friend

    I once heard a preacher say that the value of souvenirs or mementos is that they can serve to unleash a string of memories. I tend to agree.

  • The wounds of war are not always easy to see

    In addition to the physical injuries sustained in conflict, countless servicemen and women have experienced psychological symptoms directly related to their deployment.

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 20, 2010

    Wednesday, January 20

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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.

    The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at the Henry County Library from 2 to 6 p.m.

    Story Time for ages 2 to 5 at the Henry County Public Library. For more information call (502) 845-5682.

  • Love-A-Child needs more mentors

    General manager

    The statistics stand on their own.

    According to Jo Brewer, coordinator of the Love A Child mentoring program in Henry County, mentoring is a total benefit.

    Self esteem in children who are being mentored increases. Attendance goes up. Academics go up. Behavior problems go down. First time drug use goes down 46 percent.