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Today's News

  • Court to set rules for liquor sales

    With the vote now in the past, Henry County and New Castle city officials now have the task of compiling ordinances to regulate the sale of by-the-drink liquor sales.

    Voters supported the “moist” issue by a 2-1 margin in both a countywide referendum and a New Castle referendum held Dec. 13. By-the-drink liquor sales will only be available when served with a meal in restaurants with seating for 50 or more customers.

  • Attorney suggests new policies for P’Ville clerk

    One month after a city commissioner said she would call for an audit of the city, Pleasureville has received a letter from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Pleasureville City Attorney Bill Brammell said the city received a letter expressing concerns about the very issues that Commissioner Pam Bramblett raised during the commission’s December meeting.

  • Coach happy with defensive progress

    When it comes to defense, Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington is fairly happy with his team.
    When it comes to the team’s offense, he’s not as happy.

    The team, he said, played well defensively in its two games last week, but offensively fell flat.

    “Turnovers are really hurting us,” he said.

    The problem, Covington said, includes trying to turn some players into point guards who simply are not point guards and have no experience playing the position.

  • Christmas tournaments bring mixed bag for Warriors

    Santa Claus brought the Eminence Warriors a mixed bag of presents in a pair of Christmas tournaments last week.

    Their first gift was a lump of coal delivered on a last-second put-back by Evangel Christian in the Portland Christian Holiday Classic. Evangel won the game 59-57.

    “We had a 5-point lead with 30 seconds to go,” head coach Chris Nethery said. But three missed free throws in a row, combined with four turnovers in the final minute were a fatal blow, putting a cap on a frustrating three-game skid.

  • Despite losses, Gilley sees improvement in Ladycats

    Four games in three days is enough to make any basketball team a little tired.

    Against Fern Creek on Friday, the Henry County Ladycats ran out of gas, and lost 26-42.

    “There’s no excuse, they played four games too,” head coach Todd Gilley said. “But we looked like we were running in mud. It’s not for a lack of effort, we just looked a step slow in that game.”

    The loss was the last game in the Pinkham Automotive Christmas Classic in Elizabethtown.

  • Cats go 2-1 in Capital City Tourney

    It’s time to shake off the Christmas ham and turkey, and play some basketball.

    Or at least that’s what Henry County basketball coach Enoch Welch wants to see. His Wildcats are coming off of a strong 2-1 performance in the Capital City Invitational last week, and now are hosting the annual Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “There’s a lot of good teams coming in here,” Welch said. “Four games in three days... (we’re) going to be very tired. Our guys are going to have to get their legs ready.”

  • Public record for the week of Dec. 28

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Dec. 19

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II

  • Find the system that works for you

    Now that you know where to find coupons, you need to have a system so you can keep them organized. Here are three tried and true systems and I will list the pros and cons of each. I have tried all of them. There is a right or wrong way to do it. I actually incorporate all three.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Dec. 28

    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.

  • Animal rescue volunteers feel a calling to help

    “Dan and his staff... have made a bad situation as good as it could be,” Magistrate Roger Hartlage told the Fiscal Court on Dec. 20. “The working ethic these guys put out is second to none. They did not stop, and will not stop, until it’s done. I commend you for that.”

    Nobody knew just how big a task faced them at 25 Allyson Lane.

    But on Monday, Dec. 12, Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt marshaled a few regular volunteers to assist in what one said was a big raid.