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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 14, 2010

    Wednesday, April 14

    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 SBDM meeting at Henry County Middle School will be held in the conference room at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, April 15

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

  • Wildcats continue roller-coaster season

    Playing its best baseball this season before dropping the next three games, the Henry County baseball team continued its roller coaster-like season last week with one win, three more losses and a 2-7 overall record.

    The Wildcats had its best offense game last Tuesday night in a 13-7 win over South Oldham, then took a 4-2 loss to Seneca on Wednesday and a 14-2 loss to Ballard Memorial on Friday — all three games were part of the Seneca Spring Break Bash. The Cats closed out the week with an 8-0 loss to Bishop Brossart on Saturday.

  • General Assembly priority was to finalize budget

    Three-and-a-half months after it began, the 2010 Regular Session is set to reach the end this week as legislators meet for two days to consider any possible vetoes by Governor Beshear while debating a handful of other bills that could still become law.

  • Wildcat Relays

    Erick Butler won the Male Athlete of the Meet award, Brittany Crawford was just 2.5 points away from being the Female Athlete of the Meet and the Henry County track team had possibly its best overall performance this season at the Wildcat Relays on Saturday.

    The Henry boys finished with 105 points for fourth in the team standings, while the Henry girls finished with 101.5 points for third. It was, by far, the most combined points Henry had scored in an invitational in 2010 and points the Cats in the right direction as the season progresses.

  • At 10, James has a passion for riding horses

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Makayla James was last in the newspaper, she was  five years old, and sitting on a fully grown horse. That was five years ago.

    Now she’s 10 and beyond triple digits when it comes to ribbons, belts and trophies for her riding skills.

    “I’ll bet if I got rid of one out of 100, she’d know,” mother Linda James said.

  • SAVE teacher predicts ‘20 out of 20’ success rate

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools has built a safety net for struggling middle and high school students.

    “Around Christmastime we evaluated where students stood,”  Assistant Principal Donna McClamroch said.

    Some students had grades that fell below the school’s “80 percent or better to pass” policy, even after Extended School Services interventions.

  • Ethington sentenced to 10 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Pleasureville man was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison in connection to a 2008 accident in Defoe.

    David Wayne Ethington, 38, of Pleasureville was charged with first degree assault, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence after an accident on Cedarmore Road in Defoe in March 2008. After his arrest, Ethington was indicted as a persistant felony offender, with aggravating circumstances.

  • $1k reward offered in burglary

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Jennifer Mancuso heard a $1,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of burglars who stole her son’s cancer medications, her voice broke with emotion.

    “Oh my God, oh my God,” she said over and over. “Sometimes it is just too much, the generosity of people.”

    The crime was, by anyone’s definition, heartless.

  • With all sincerity, we’re very sorry

    The saying goes something like this ... “to err is human, to forgive divine.”

    I am a human being. And last week, I erred. In fact, I made a pretty fat mistake — in a headline no less.

    I misspelled Makayla James’ last name in a headline on Cindy DiFazio’s story about the 10-year-old and her love of riding horses.

    Then, I missed the misspelling in the lead paragraph of the story.

    First and foremost, Makayla, you have my sincere apologies.

  • I’m on I-71, with a flat tire... April Fool’s!

    There are a lot of reasons to love April – warm weather, Daffodils, bright yellow Forsythia bushes, Red Bud trees, and even Lilacs. But one of my April pleasures is April Fool’s Day, because it gives me an ideal opportunity to mess with my hubby’s mind.