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Today's News

  • Meth case suspect sent back to jail

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of three Henry County residents charged in August with operating an active meth lab was ordered back to jail last week.

    When Joseph Foree showed up in Henry County circuit court last Thursday for a hearing on the meth-related charges, he was immediately taken into custody. Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Nelson handcuffed Foree and led him to a seat reserved for inmates.

    Foree — on probation for a prior offense — failed to check in with his probation officer.

  • EQIP and WHIP deadlines are Jan. 29; FRPP deadline is Feb. 1

    With the new year upon us, it is important to remind landowners and farmers of the upcoming application cut-off dates for three Farm Bill programs.

    Each fiscal year, the Natural Resource Conservation Service sets dates for application and program ranking.  Although dates may vary from one program to another, landowners may sign-up at any time for all conservation programs.

  • 31st District knotted up in 3-way tie

    With Henry County’s 59-44 win over Gallatin County Saturday afternoon, the boys’ 31st District is now in a three-way tie for the top spot in next month’s district tournament.

  • Wildcats pull away after close start

    It took more than 25 minutes for the Henry County Wildcats to outlast their cross-county rivals Eminence, then they put it in overdrive.

    On paper, host Henry was big favorites over Eminence in the first clash of the two high schools this boys’ basketball season. But the first three quarters featured an Eminence team that would not back down. The Warriors jumped out to an early 12-5 lead, were in front 14-10 after the first quarter and led for much of the first half last Thursday night inside Roy L. Winchester Gym.

  • Cull parole revoked

    Staff writer/photographer

    Almost two years after being charged in the death of his two-month-old grandson, Campbellsburg resident David Cull is heading back to prison.

    In November 2009, Cull, 52, was sentenced to five years each for the Feb. 14, 2008, reckless homicide of his grandson, Xavian Cull, and for tampering with physical evidence. The sentences were to be served concurrently.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Have a slice of pie

    Every year, Americans spend more than $700 million on pies in grocery stores. That doesn’t include pies purchased in restaurants or price clubs, or through food service agreements.

    If you’re curious, that comes out to more than 186 million individual pies.

    According to a survey by Crisco and the American Pie foundation, nearly 20 percent of Americans say their favorite pie is apple, followed by pumpkin (13 percent), pecan (12 percent), banana cream (10 percent) and cherry (9 percent).

  • Pleasureville woman picked to be Princess

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 22-year old Pleasureville woman has been chosen as one of five princesses in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Court.

    Megan Imel, daughter of Phillip and Velda Imel, is a senior at the University of Louisville. The 2006 Henry County High School graduate is majoring in fine arts photography and communications.

  • EIS gets VSA award

    Eminence Independent Schools is the recipient of a 2010 VSA Arts Inclusion Award.

  • Rivalry full of nerds

    I had no idea so many students in the county were such comedians. I sure got a laugh last Thursday night at the boys’ basketball showdown between Henry County and Eminence inside Roy L. Winchester Gym.

    I hadn’t seen so many taped glasses, plaid clothes, bow ties, pocket protectors, short pants or suspenders since I was an elementary-aged dreamer thinking it was so cool to be a nerd after watching “Revenge of the Nerds” for the umpteenth time.