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Today's News

  • Bombs found in garage

    General Manager

    A 16-year-old Henry County High School male student was arrested last week after two homemade bombs were found in his family’s Eminence area garage.

    According to Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens, Detective Danny Stivers was contacted by a family member who found “what appeared to be two homemade explosive devices.”

  • It’s a tough week for the Eminence softball team

    Heading into last week, the Eminence Lady Warriors knew it was going to be a tough stretch of softball games. And they were right.

    Playing against two teams ranked top-25 in the state and another team that has the best record in the entire 8th Region, Eminence lost all four games to drop its record to 2-6 on the season. The girls survived the week, head coach Bill Covington said, and they came through with their heads up.

  • Vanishing breed

    For 28 years dairy farmer Billy Smith hasn’t missed his daily appointments. At 730 milkings every year — except in leap year when it’s 732 — that adds up to more than 20,000 milkings. On Jan. 12, Smith completed his 20,000th straight milking.

    The routine is the same every day:

    Twice a day at 5:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Smith wrangles the cows into the waiting area outside the milking barn.

    He sterilizes each piece of equipment and slips a “sock” over the hose that delivers milk into the milk tank.

  • Council members upset with mayor over lack of communication

    General Manager

    During a meeting that started off  tense, three members of the Campbellsburg City Council said they were unhappy about not being notified of a recent change in the city’s personnel.

    Council member Rex Morgan said he was upset that Mayor Jan Fletcher hired a new city attorney without notifying the council members that the decision had been made while acknowledging Fletcher is not required to do so. Fletcher replaced former City Attorney Joe Yates with Graham Whatley of La Grange.

  • Where’s the courtesy?

    Courtesy, Common Sense and Safety fly right out the window every school day morning in New Castle.  It’s a “me first” mentality out there, so we need to say extra prayers that we and our children will make it safely to our destinations.  We stop at school to unload our kids, and it doesn’t matter that kids are crossing in the crosswalk and unloading in the cars ahead of us —we’ve got to get past them, we’ve got to get to where we’re going fast! Me first! Zoom!

  • After the six games, Henry softball 12-4 overall

    Considering 3-3 a “bad week” shows where the Henry County softball program is at — a place where the expectations are high and each loss hurts.

    The Ladycats, in a big week of games, beat Holy Cross (5-2) last Monday night, beat Gallatin County (12-1) on Tuesday night, lost to Owen County (2-0) on Thursday, lost to George Rogers Clark (5-2) on Friday, beat Magoffin County (15-0) on Saturday morning and lost to Western Hills (4-0) on Saturday afternoon. The last three games were part of the Capital City Showcase in Frankfort.

  • N.C. Festival bazaar Saturday

    The New Castle Festivals Committee is sponsoring a bazaar in New Castle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at the Locker building located at 12 S. Main Street.

    There will be arts and crafts, a flea market and yard sale booths.

    The Festival Committee also will be selling their cookbooks. Money raised from cookbooks and booth rentals will go to help put on festivals in New Castle.

    The Main Street Committee will sell hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. For more information, call 845-4181, or e-mail newcastlefestivals@yahoo.com.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and throughout the year, OVEC Head Start encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Kentucky a better place for families.

    By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, communities can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities. Research shows that five important factors are present in healthy families.

  • Enjoying this weather, and spring sports

    I don’t need a thermometer to tell me it’s feeling hot outside.

    I can’t help but to be happy this time of the year — with the nice weather, finally, and spring sports now in full force. I try to be in a bad mood and it just isn’t working. No joke.

  • Two Dems face off for District 1 magistrate

    General Manager

    Two Eminence Democrats will face off in the May 18 primary election for the Magisterial seat formerly held by Wayne Gunnell.

    The winner will face Republican Scott Bates, who is unopposed in the primary, in November’s general election.

    Adam West, 45, was appointed in 2008 to serve out Gunnell’s term and faces current Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows, 50.