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Today's News

  • Back-to-school resources for students, parents and teachers

    August is a special time of year, full of new beginnings.  Whether it is the first day of kindergarten, middle school, high school or college, each new school year brings excitement and new challenges for families, students, teachers and administrators.  Pat and I have two kids in college, three starting a new school year, and our eldest daughter is a teacher.  Our family is getting ready for an exciting new school year. 

  • Music is a family tradition for The Roys

    By Brett Waford
    When the two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year pull into Eminence on Saturday, Sept. 10, they will bring a change of tune to the Froggy Field Party. 

    Traditionally a country music only concert, The Roys bring their modern Bluegrass sound to the stage.   

  • Group provides support for home school families

    Christy Coleman decided to home school her children when she was still in high school – long before she married her husband, Micah, and became a mom.

    Part of her decision likely stems from her own academic experience: She attended a public elementary school, but in middle school was switched to a private school. In high school, she returned to public education.

  • Grand jury indicts two women in prescription pill scheme

    Two Henry County women have been indicted on charges that they were involved in a prescription drug scheme.

    According to a press releaes from Kentucky State Police, Fleicia Smith, 46, and Jessica Tuggle Dale, 29, were indicted after an investigation that began in July.

  • KSP, HCSO officers cleared in fatal shooting

    Two officers involved in a fatal shooting in March have been cleared by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    The Grand Jury met last week and issued a “no true bill” regarding the shooting that took place at 361 Sawmill Road.

    The No True Bill clears Kentucky State Police Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray, who shot and killed 24-year-old Lewis Jennings, of Lockport in the March incident.

    The officers had responded to a 911 call from the residence regarding an intoxicated person firing a gun in the air.

  • MarketReady sales training set for Aug. 18

    “The Third Thursday Thing” will be held August 18, at the KSU Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane near Frankfort will feature the MarketReady Producer Sales Training, given by Dr. Tim Woods, UK Economics Professor.  The program is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The normal MarketReady fees are waived through grants from the USDA-SARE and USDA-RMA.

    This should be a valuable opportunity for producers and people who sell value-added products.  Contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 for details.

  • Interest in food preservation on the rise

    Have you noticed the interest in home food preservation? Equipment sales are up, cookbooks are selling and home cooks, from beginners to experts, are enjoying the pleasure of canning, freezing, jams, jellies and drying foods.  Some are doing it for creativity, or to give as homemade gifts.  Others want to control salt, sugar and other preservatives in the foods they eat. Some want to save money by preserving the excess garden bounty.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Aug. 10

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church events

    Henry Christian Church will be having “Country Hope” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, with Donnie and Sharon Finney, Steve Foster and Chuck Berry providing country gospel music.

  • Baughman wins National Public Parks championship

    Henry and Jann Baughman traveled via RV to Minneapolis, Minn., last week, where he participated in the Category II National Public Parks Championships.

    Playing in the 70 & over singles division, Baughman was the lone entry outside of Minnesota. He was seeded No. 1 and received a bye in the eight-draw field. In the semi-finals, he defeated Tom Frydinger 6-0, 6-0.

    In the finals, he defeated the No. 1-ranked player in Minnesota, Bob Busch, 6-2, 6-1 for his 19th title in the nation’s oldest tennis tournament.

  • Jeffries spends summer with Hoyas

    Derek Jeffries, junior at Henry County High School, played center and power forward for the Basketball Academy of Louisville 16U BA Hoya Elite team.

    The team was made up of players selected from tryouts of more than 45 players. The final team of 12 came from the 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Regions.

    Derek was busy in April, May and July traveling around the country to compete in elite AAU/travel team tournaments with 75 or more teams in this division from Florida to Michigan and Texas to Canada.