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Today's News

  • Study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.

  • Chamber Awards: We want you to tell us who’s the best

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Eminence Christian Church’s fellowship hall. The dinner is sponsored by Farmers Deposit Bank and the meal is catered by Lisa’s Cakes and Catering. Tickets are $20.

  • An Opportunity to Create Jobs: Will the President Act?

    At a time when more than 13 million Americans are unemployed, we should be doing everything it can to create a stable atmosphere for our economy and encourage job creation. 

  • Relishing the pleasure of snow

    I am one happy camper this week; we have snow! I am one of those people who love the snow. Do I sound like an overgrown kid? That’s probably because I revert to being a child again when it snows.    

    The rest of the adult world may see snow as being problematic, but I see it through a child’s eyes, and I light up brighter than a Christmas tree when I see the white fluffy stuff falling from the sky.

    Nature’s white blanket has always delighted me. As a child, snow meant we might have a day off from school.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Jan. 18

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday at 4 p.m., at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Hatfields take unconventional approach to life, business

    Three years ago, operating a home-based family business in the small town of New Castle probably wasn’t on Drake Hatfield’s radar.

    But then again, Hatfield’s life has been far from the usual.

    He grew up in Panama, where his parents worked as missionaries to “plant” churches. When he was 5 years old in 1989, the U.S. military invaded that country and captured its leader, Manuel Noriega. His parents told him he slept through the bombing.

  • Suicide is 10th leading cause of death

    This week alone, nationwide, statistics show that 100 young people ages 10-24 years old will take their own lives. It is the second leading cause of death among college age youth, the third leading cause of death among youth ages 18-24 and the fourth leading cause of death among children ages 10-14.

    But, because it is regarded as a taboo subject, suicide is also known as the “Silent Epidemic,” according to Jerry Lucas.

  • It’s chili time

    The Henry County Relay for Life committee wants to know... who’s got the best chili?

    You get to have a say in answering that question Sunday afternoon at the Relay for Life kickoff meeting. The kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at the Henry County 4-H building at the fairgrounds.

    Henry County Relay committee chairperson Tawnja Morris said that 12 teams have signed up to compete in the cookoff.

    The cookoff was simply an idea that could spark a little competitive spirit between the Relay teams, rather than coming to a speaker-focused meeting.

  • Coach: Forget this game ever happened

    Going into their game against Gallatin County, the Eminence girls basketball team knew it would be a rough ride.

    The Lady Eagles indeed gave the Warriors a difficult game, handing the Warriors a 79-19 loss on their home court.

    It was rough enough that Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington had little to say about it.

    “I told the girls forget that game even happened,” he said Monday. “We’re not even going to talk about it. It’s over, and we’re going forward.”

  • Ladycats fall to Carroll, Owen

    Now past the Christmas break, the Henry County Ladycats opened the new year in district play. But district play was not kind for the Ladycats, who dropped both games last week.

    On Friday, Jan. 6, the Ladycats lost 45-22 in a game that started slowly with neither team able to put many points on the board.