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Today's News

  • Public will adjust to change

    The General Assembly returned to re-draw the geographic lines that govern the 100-member House and the 38-member Senate.
    It’s something we and every other state are called upon to do each decade, to reflect the differences in population found by the Census.

  • Redistricting allows me to serve you

    Hello. I’m Paul Hornback, and I am honored to be your new state Senator, representing Carroll, Henry, Shelby and Trimble Counties, as well as part of Jefferson.
    You may be wondering how this has happened, especially since my friend, Senator Ernie Harris, has served you well, so let me explain.  After each U.S. Census, it is the Constitutional duty of the state legislature to realign voting districts according to population shifts.  This week, we did just that as the Senate and the House passed legislation that drew new district lines.

  • Cats Claw for Draw

     

    What a difference a year can make.

    The Henry County Wildcats soccer team lost to Spencer County 9-1 last year in a season where the young Wildcats took many beatings. This year may be different if there first regular season game is any indication.

    The Wildcats hosted the Bears on Aug. 20 and came away with an exciting, hard-fought 2-2 draw.

  • A culture of degradation doesn’t free us

    By Joseph Yates

     

  • EPD officer joins Simpsonville

     

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Todd Rankin, a veteran officer with the Eminence Police Department, will join the Simpsonville Police Department, giving the city five full-time officers.

    Chief Chip Minnis delivered that news to the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Wednesday morning and said Rankin, who is on a long-planned cruise, would be sworn in next Wednesday by Mayor Steve Eden and be ready to go to work.

  • Take 5 with Suzanne Schulte

    Bio

    Fairfield and Dayton High School

    Brown Mackie Vet Tech Degree

    Henry County Animal Control Officer

    Vet Tech in Oldham County

     

    Where did your interest in helping animals come from?

    I have always been into animals. I was like that as a kid. I did a lot of rescues. I am a vet tech in Oldham County and before that I would help with spay and neuter clinics. Now that I have a medical background, I get paid for things that I normally wouldn’t have.

  • Late TD propels Rockets past Wildcats

    In the opening game of their season, the Henry County Wildcats were poised for a victory over neighboring Shelby County.
    But a furious comeback with 22 seconds left in the game foiled the Cats, and the Rockets left the field with a 27-20 win.
    The final drive for the winning play came with the game knotted at 20 with 3:23 left to play. The Rockets had come back from a 20-7 halftime deficit and had momentum on their side. Their final drive appeared to stall when they faced fourth-and-4 with 1:37 remaining.

  • The Louisville Metro area offers new destinations for regional locals

    A trip to the Louisville metropolitan area doesn’t always cross many locals’ minds, but a continuing revitalization of the area may change your mind.

    In this week’s one tank trip, I looked for a mix of family friendly destinations and those couples could enjoy.

    Travelers can reach downtown’s West Main Street in less than hour on the weekend. Unless an event clogs up the Third Street exit, you can find accessible parking at street level and save parking money for something more enjoyable.

  • Random kindness

    Eminence High School students didn’t know what school had in store for them last Wednesday, an early release day.

    Motorists traveling through Eminence may have seen students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes weed the flower bed across from Dairy Queen, holding signs in front of Eminence City Hall or even washing windows on Penn Avenue.

     Eminence Middle and High School Principal Shannon Treece said the staff gave the students a ‘Change the day Challenge.’

  • ACT data skewed

    Changes in the 2013 ACT score reports make comparisons in trend data for county schools moot.

    The ACT entrance exam included two different variables in its score reporting this year: students who received time extended accommodations and whose scores previously didn’t count; and ACT changed its benchmark scores, which are considered predictors of the ability of a student to make a B or C in related college courses.