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Today's News

  • Why Trayvon Martin matters

    "Can I ask you a question about the Trayvon Martin thing?”

    Sure.

    “That happened in Florida. Why are they rioting in Los Angeles? Sometimes I think they just like to riot out there.”

    Why? Principle.

    Because had the tables been reversed, the shooter might still be sitting in jail.

    Because racism in this country still is very, very much alive.

    Because a kid went to the convenience store for iced tea and candy and didn’t return home.

  • Is KIPDA report the ghost of economic development future?

    By John Parks

    Growing up, my dad subscribed to Popular Mechanics. I loved going through the issues and seeing the things that would be around when I became an adult. The issues predicted things like hover cars, personal jet packs and condos on the moon. I’m still waiting for my jet pack.

    Something that is more startling, and grounded in reality, is what Henry County will look like in the year 2050.

  • Three men and a fish

    By Candy Clarke

    Some stories are just meant to be told. Some grow more outlandish each time they are repeated.  As listeners, we often are left wondering what to believe and what not to believe.

  • Congestive Heart Failure affects 5.7 million Americans

    By Katherine Jett

    Congestive heart failure is a chronic disease affecting about 5.7 million Americans. Kentucky has one of the highest CHF rates in the country.

    If you think about it, I bet that each of you can name at least one person with CHF. Many of you can probably name multiple people afflicted by chronic heart problems. Heart failure is responsible for 11 million physician visits each year and more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined.

    What is CHF?

  • 4-H camp makes good memories
  • Don’t forget — Harvest Showcase is this Saturday

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds! The day will open with a live broadcast on WHAS with Reed Yadon and the Chamber of Commerce breakfast of old ham and fresh farm eggs starting at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until it is gone! A full locally raised breakfast is available for only $8 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage!

  • Don’t miss the Chamber breakfast, farmers market at Harvest Showcase

    We hope you can make it out to the Henry County Fairgrounds this Saturday for the annual Henry County Harvest Showcase and lunch at the farmers market.  Officially from 9 am to 2 pm, you’ll find nice things to see and do before and after those times. If you arrive very early, you’ll be able to have a great country ham breakfast (local food) at the Chamber of Commerce kitchen (proceeds go to the Chamber for their projects and activities). 

  • Shelbyville’s Southern States closes doors; Eminence is open

    By Cameron Koch

    Landmark News Service

    One of Shelby County’s long-standing farm supplies store closed its doors Saturday.

  • Public Record for the week of July 24

    Marriages

    Angela McGuire,32, Campbellsburg, to David Powell, 38, Campbellsburg.

    Keli Hawkins, 23, Louisville, to Daniel Meadows, 23 Eminence.

    Ashley Pait, 24, Smithfield, to Matthew Mings, 25, Smithfield.

    Rebecca Skaggs, 22, Eminence, to Kenneth Jeffries, 21, Eminence.

    Jennifer Crawford, 31, Smithfield, to Joshua Jones, 32, Smithfield.

  • Pets and impermanence can teach us compassion

    By Joseph Yates

     

    “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

    That old saying is attributed to Mark Twain. Obviously, he was never around that trembling, drooling little chihuahua that would perch atop the arm of my aunt’s couch when we would visit, yapping loudly and incessantly at nothing in particular, and irritating everyone (but my aunt) to no end.