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Today's News

  • Census participation is important

    For several weeks, public service announcements have stressed the importance of completing the 2010 census forms which are arriving in the mail now.  It is vital that we participate.

    There is much at stake.  Billions of your tax dollars will be divided among the states based on census results.  Funding for education, transportation, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs will be affected.

  • From the Sideline

    Players to Watch

    TJ Cooper: The Eminence High School senior has qualified for the Kentucky State Track and Field Championship in the high jump and looks to lead a track program that was in doubt this spring. The speedster, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards during football season in the fall, said he is focusing on the sprints.

  • Rand Paul and Trey Grayson to speak at Lincoln & Reagan Day Luncheon

    With the Primary Election in May quickly approaching, increasing national attention is being focused on Kentucky’s Senatorial race to replace retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning. Two candidates vying to fill this office are Dr. Rand Paul and Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. The race is heating up and both are campaigning intensely to win support of Kentucky’s voters. On April 3 at Noon, both will be speaking during a Lincoln & Reagan Day Luncheon to be held at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton, Kentucky.

  • Hunsaker says Cats are ‘very coachable’ this season

    Sports editor

    The high school baseball season starts this week and Austin Hunsaker says his Henry County Wildcats are very coachable and are more prepared for games, compared to previous seasons when the weather put a damper on pre-season play.

  • With new coach, Ladycats ready for the next level

    Sports editor

    Finishing last season with an impressive 24 wins and winning their fourth straight 31st District title, the Henry County Ladycats are now ready to make the jump to the next level. Matt Wright, who was named Suzanne Cates’ replacement after her resignation, is the one in charge to get the job done.

  • More than meets the eye at Kentucky Humane Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dan Flinkfelt can’t get enough animal interaction.

    At work he is the Henry County Humane Society Director/Animal Control Officer.

    There 16 bays house dogs and puppies that wait to be reclaimed, adopted or transported to the Kentucky Humane Society’s Louisville facility.

    Two rescued cats, Babs and Lynx, are permanent fixtures at the facility.

  • Every month is Red Cross month for local volunteer

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each March is declared “American Red Cross Month” by the President of the United States, but for local volunteer Homer Druin, every month is Red Cross month.

    Druin, a first aid and CPR instructor and Disaster Assist team member, has years of experience as a firefighter for the Pleasureville and Lake Jericho departments, which complements the work he does with the Red Cross.

  • A sweet dog yes, but he’s no Mallowmar

    It’s my firm belief that every camping or hiking trip will result in a strange or funny story.

    I’ve had my share over the years, including, most infamously: “Johnny, don’t pee on that tree ... pee on that one over there!” and “Allright! Straightenerup!” The second was uttered after midnight at a camping trip to General Butler State Park on Derby weekend in 2008.

  • Grand Jury indicts five connected with Copper wire theft

    General Manager

    Five area residents have been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury in connection with copper wire theft in the Smithfield area.

    Michael Anthony Byers, 36, of Eminence, Christopher W. Byers, 20, of Campbellsburg, Dwight Lyons, 25, Campbellsburg, John Brandon Thomas, 22, Eminence, and William J. O’Daniel, 32, of La Grange, were arrested in December 2009 in connection to theft of copper wire from Smithfield area resident Keith Thompson.

  • EHS track continues at least one more season

    After restarting the Eminence High School track team five years ago, Steve Frommeyer announced the program will continue this spring.

    Frommeyer, who is the school’s principal and head football coach, has decided to continue the program after students showed enough interest. He will be the head coach for a team that has struggled with numbers the last few seasons. There are around 12 athletes wanting to join the squad.