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Today's News

  • Henry is 16th at Sixth Region golf tournament

    Capping off an impressive 2009 season that saw the Wildcats finish with strong performances down the final stretch, Henry County High School finished 16th at the Sixth Region golf tournament last Tuesday on a cold and windy day.

    The top two teams advanced to the state tournament, along with the top three individuals not on a qualifying team. Henry’s top four golfers finished with a 406, which placed them ahead of Jeffersontown at 417, Waggener at 417 and Moore at 578.

  • Cabers and hammers and pipes, oh my!

    Staff writer/photographer

    Scottish Highland clans will descend upon Eminence this weekend as Kentucky Renaissance Faire plays host to the Central Kentucky Highland Games.

    It marks the first time Kentucky Renaissance will host the games.

    Director Ed Frederick said he hopes it’s the start of a tradition for the community. “This is one of the things we initially intended,” he said, “to host these kinds of events.”

  • Ladycats are Carroll champs

    Sports editor

    In a confusing one-day tournament held on Saturday which was supposed to guarantee each team at least three matches, the Henry County volleyball team played just two matches, defeating both Trimble County and host Carroll County to win the Carroll County Invitational championship.

  • Deputy jailer arrested in abuse case

    General Manager

    Two New Castle men, including a Henry County Deputy Jailer, have been arrested and face charges stemming from separate sexual abuse incidents.

    Anthony L. McAlister, 47, has been charged by the Kentucky State Police with two counts of first degree sodomy of a victim under 12 years of age, two counts of second degree sodomy, four counts of third degree sodomy and one count of first degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12.

  • EPD comes under fire for shooting

    Staff writer/photographer

    What began as a routine call about a loose dog has turned into anything but that.

    On Sunday, Sept. 13, Charles Luster, an Eminence resident on Jackson Road, called 911 to report being attacked by a dog.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan was dispatched at 9:52 a.m. Within minutes, he shot a black Rottweiler named Dozer.

    In an official statement to EPD, Luster said he was walking southbound from his home at 4600 Jackson Road at about 9:50 a.m. He was on his way to church.

  • HC Wildcats play their best half of season vs. Spencer

    Sports editor

    It was the best half of soccer the Henry County boys’ team has played this season, but they still took a 4-1 loss to Spencer County last Monday night to drop to 0-6 with just one game remaining on their schedule.

  • Illegal Immigrants and Health Care Reform

    Since President Obama’s address to the Joint Session of Congress on Sept. 9, there have been many conflicting reports about whether illegal immigrants would be able to access the health care benefits included in the reform legislation being considered in the House of Representatives.

    Despite the President’s pledge that his plan for health care reform “would not apply to those who are here illegally,” H.R. 3200 does not do enough to satisfy the President’s standard.

  • Rx: Don’t take life too seriously

    My father-in-law, a gentle, old-fashioned country doctor, had three attitudes that he referred to as his “prescription for a happy life.” He lived by them and he urged them on his patients, his children, and, of course, on their spouses. They were: 1) Think highly of yourself; 2) Never feel sorry for yourself, and; 3) Don’t take life too seriously. As my father-in-law was a wise and happy man, my husband and I tried to pass his prescription on to our own children.

  • Cooper has career night in 48-0 win

    Sports editor

    TJ Cooper had a career night last Friday against Bracken County, taking 24 handoffs for an even 300 yards rushing, reaching the end zone five times and finishing with 32 total points en route to an Eminence 48-0 win in its district opener.

  • Madison-Milton Bridge report shows no change

    Landmark News Service

    Results are in, and the August in-depth inspection of the Milton-Madison Bridge shows no change in the superstructure’s condition.

    Inspectors gave the superstructure an overall rating of 4, or poor, on a rating scale of 0-9, with 9 being excellent.

    The bridge received the same rating during the biennial Fracture Critical inspection conducted in December 2008.