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Today's News

  • Pleasureville meeting is broken, time to fix it

    It was the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Since I began working in newspapers more than a decade ago, I haven’t seen a meeting as nutty, as whacky, as out-of-control as last week’s meeting of the Pleasureville City Commission.

  • 24-hour race this weekend in Eminence

    In what will be the first ultra-distance running event in Henry County, the Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour race this weekend.

    Labeled the Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race Sponsored by PBI Bank, the event starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishes at 9 a.m. on Sunday due to Daylight Saving’s Time. Runners can compete as individuals or on four-person relay teams but they do not have to run the entire 24 hours or stay on site during the 24-hour long event.

  • Health care plan will be a disaster for America

    Why is our current health care system completely unable to control costs? For the same reason most Americans over-eat at buffets: when you don’t have to pay for each plate of food, you usually eat more. In recent decades, the percentage of health care spending paid “out of pocket” by patients has fallen substantially from 52 percent in 1965 to 15 percent in 2005.

  • Shelby, South advance to 8th Region finals

    By the time this paper reaches newsstands, the basketball nets inside Henry County High School’s gym have already been cut down and the boys’ 8th Region champion has been crowned.

    Playing past deadline on Tuesday night, Shelby County and South Oldham met in the title game. The winner represents the region in the Sweet 16 State Tournament inside Rupp Arena, playing against 7th region champs Ballard on March 17 at 1:30 p.m. Ballard is the top-ranked team in Kentucky.

  • Eminence grocery getting a face-lift

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s been an Eminence fixture for 33 years, and now, it’s getting a bit of a floor-to-ceiling face-lift.

    Recently, Norm’s Food World founder Norm Wood and partners, sons David, Spencer and Steve Wood decided their fixture needed new fixtures.

    Store manager Steve Wood said major renovations are in the works. He expects work to continue for about six months, but said since they are doing it in phases, he does not expect any store closures.

  • Thank you for help with project

    My name is BreAuna Armstrong and I am an 8th grader at Eminence Middle School. Several months ago I began working on a Service Learning project for one of my classes. I decided to raise money for the Humane Society so I sat jars around town to collect donations. 

  • Vandals target own grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two men have been arrested after they were found vandalizing an automobile belonging to their grandmother.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore made the arrests shortly after midnight on March 1.

    Jonathon Clark, 21, of Campbellsburg and Joshua Abbott, 22, of Eminence were charged with first degree criminal mischief.

  • Being aware of peak experiences

    A prominent psychologist named Abraham Maslow coined a phrase for those occasional brief occurrences in life when circumstances seem to produce a sense of complete well being. Maslow called such ecstatic feelings peak experiences. While all of us suffer tragedies in our lives — I’ve certainly had mine — most of us also have peak experiences now and then, perhaps some more than others.

  • Zach Rahm: ‘I just try to get everyone involved’

    It’s hard to miss him. Whether it be on the football field, at school during Pep Rallies or in the stands at basketball games, it’s hard to miss Zach Rahm. The senior at Henry County High School sticks out, and he makes a point to get everyone else involved, too.

  • Students will celebrate music throughout March

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few short weeks, Dr. Seuss, Spongebob Squarepants, Nemo, the Addams Family, Pocahontas and the Yellow Submarine will share stage time in Henry County.

    It’s all part of the celebration of Music in the Schools Month, and both the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools will have special performances.

    In Eminence, both beginning and intermediate bands will present their annual concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the school gymnasium.