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Today's News

  • McKee elected to National Associations Committee

    Henry County’s Jim McKee, who is the USATF President for Kentucky, was elected to the National Associations Committee at the annual USATF national meeting recently held in Indianapolis.

    McKee will work on communications. Also at the meeting, the 2009 Jesse Owens awards were given to Sanya Richards and Tyson Gay. Richards was the world champion in both the 400-meter and the 1,600-meter relay, while Gay broke the American record in the 100-meter dash twice and he had four of the top-five fastest times in the world. McKee is shown with Gay, above, during the USATF meeting.

  • EPD’s Parham earns DUI award

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Police Officer Phillip Parham has a passion for nabbing drunk drivers.

    That passion recently earned Parham recognition by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for his work with the Eminence Police Department.

    For the third year in a row he picked up the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for making the most Driving Under the Influence arrests in the department.

    Parham was responsible for 71 of the 108 made by the agency.

  • After May accident, New Castle woman learning to walk again

    General Manager

    In June, Betty Jean Hamilton vowed she would walk again.

    After losing her leg in a freak accident in May, Hamilton has spent the last seven months in intense physical therapy.

    In Novmeber, the 77-year old New Castle resident received a prosthetic leg. Learning to walk all over again has been tough.

    The process, she said, has been long and slow. “This leg has just about got me down,” Hamilton said Monday. “I told (my daughters) I was going to take a break from it.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 23, 2009

    Wednesday, December 23

     

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

     

    Thursday, December 24

     

  • Henry represented in All-Star football game

    Playing for the East, Henry County High School’s Erick Butler, Chris Price and Cole Crouch were selected and played in the annual East-West All-Star football game at Southern High School on Saturday.

    The top seniors from the Louisville area competed in the contest hosted by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association. Bullitt Central’s Mike Gossett coached the West team, Oldham County’s Matt Brown coached the East and the West won 40-20 on a cold and windy day.

  • City must end the cycle

    I attended the last two meetings of the Pleasureville City Council where the issue of property maintenance and police protection was discussed in length by both the citizens in attendance and the members of the city council.  This has been a hot topic in the city for several years.

  • Middle School Basketball

    Henry 34, Owen 27: The Henry County Middle School boys’ seventh-grade basketball team took to the floor against Owen County on Dec. 7 hoping to avenge a 13-point loss earlier in the season, and that’s exactly what the Cats did with a 34-27 win.

    Henry was ahead by nine points at the half, thanks to an intense defense.

  • NWTF donates turkeys to food pantry

    Staff writer/photographer

    With three grown children, 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives expected on Christmas Day, Eminence resident Marie May is was thankful for the generosity of Henry County’s Patrick Henry Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Secretary/treasurer Tim Jones delivered 10 15-pound frozen turkeys to the Eminence Christian Church to be distributed to area families.

    The chapter opened in spring 2002.

  • Daring to Care in Henry Co.

    General Manager

    Residents in need have another option today for putting food on their tables.

    The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 16.

  • Wildcats continue progressing on the basketball court

    Still putting the pieces together, Henry County’s first-year head coach Derek Springate and his Wildcats dropped their record to 1-3 and started 31st District play at 0-1 with a 48-36 loss at Gallatin County on Friday night.

    Afterwards, Springate said it was the best his team had played up to that point — better than Henry’s 40-37 win over Trimble County in its season opener, the 67-43 loss to Model and the 61-34 loss to Walton-Verona.