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Today's News

  • Awed: God takes notice

    A young boy stood in the center of the driveway of his family’s home. Beside him was a small telescope, mounted on a tripod. It was early in the afternoon on a hot summer day. The boy had attached a round, white screen to the eyepiece of the telescope.

    According to the boy’s science teacher, a total eclipse was to happen on that particular day. The telescope with its white screened eyepiece was aimed directly at the sun.

  • Saluting youth sports coaches

    Today marks one month on the new job for me. I have to say that it has been an awesome experience, so far. My co-workers have made the transition from education to journalism easier. They have been great in helping me figure this gig out.

  • Living the wild life

    Joe Guthrie grew up in Drennon Springs living like many rural kids do. He hunted, fished and hiked on and around his parents’ farm and along Drennon Creek.

    That rural background led him to dedicate his life to preserving wilderness areas and the species that inhabit them.

    In his youth, Guthrie played a variety of sports including football, baseball, track and cross-country.

  • Michels takes the lead on cross country

     

    Victoria Michels will be the next head cross country coach at Henry County High School.

  • Not your average, ordinary treehouse

     Amy Shea asked her father to build something for her kids to play on.

    Ten years and more than 40 feet of wooded walkways later, the tree house her father built connects two households and more than two generations of a family. The structure is so big it can’t be properly contained in one photo.

    Randy Berry makes his living as a carpenter, but according to Shea, Berry’s selfless devotion to family built the tree house containing a pagoda, spiral staircases and over seven swing sets on it.

  • EIS gets secret donation

    A donation from an anonymous source will allow qualifying Eminence High School sophomores to take the ACT and possibly attend classes at Bellarmine University as part of the school’s mission to make its students college and career ready.

    Eminence Independent School Board Superintendent Buddy Berry confirmed Monday that an anonymous donor will give the gift of opportunity to qualifying sophomores.

  • Taylor lights a candle for others

    Savannah Taylor is a survivor.

    The 9 year-old’s positive attitude survives not from the miracle results of her newest chemotherapy treatment, but her sincere concern for others over herself.

    Taylor was diagnosed four years ago with chronic myelogenous leukemia.  A form of cancer usually found in adults, not children.  White blood cells grow at an accelerated rate in the blood and she considered a stem cell disorder in bone marrow.

  • Smithfield man killed in Oldham wreck

    By Tracy Harris

    A crash in Ballardsville Sunday evening killed the driver of a pickup truck and closed Ky. 22 for several hours.

    Darren Ellis, of Smithfield, died after his truck overturned near Payton Lane on Ky. 22.

    According to Oldham County Police spokesperson Mike Head, Ellis was headed east around 7 p.m. when his Ford F-350 failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway.

    Ellis, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene by Oldham County Coroner Brett Donner.

  • Shelby residents question outlet mall

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Simpsonville City officials didn’t attend a community-wide briefing conducted last week by Horizon Group to present plans about its proposed outlet mall, so now a couple of concerned residents are taking their questions to the city.

  • Henry/Trimble Animal Shelter is open for business

    Project manager Tony Walker on Thursday received the certificate of occupancy for the new Henry and Trimble Animal Shelter, meaning the facility has passed all required inspections.