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Today's News

  • County government update: Road Dept.

    By John Logan Brent

     

    This week I will highlight Henry County’s roads and a few of the projects that are in the works.

    With well over 200 miles of roads in the county system, there is always work to be done.

    This year’s budget allowed for resurfacing on 17 different roads for a total of 4,150 tons of blacktop laid at a cost of around $275,000. These funds come from taxes on gasoline that we all pay at the pump. The state collects these dollars and remits them based on a formula to each county.

  • A history mashed and soured by prohibition

    The facts about the beginnings and end of the Eminence Distillery Company have faded just as the yeasted scent of roasting sour mash whiskey which once permeated the city’s air. 

    According to a 1902 Henry County Local article, The Eminence Distillery Company — once known as the Fible and Crabb Distilling Company — was supposedly built in 1875 and owned by the Renz family. Charles Bright managed the distillery and a Sanford Insurance map dating from 1908 lists Newman Clock as the watchman.

  • 1838: 50 acres of land bought for $200

    By Hammer Smith

     

    200 Years Ago

    In a will written on Oct. 8, 1813, by Michael Hesler, it is ordered that his estate be disposed in the following manner: Jacob Hesler, his brother, was to receive all of his estate after his debts and accounts were paid. Out of the estate, Jacob Hesler was to pay $0.25 to his brother, John Hesler; $0.25 to his sister, Clorey; $1 and six pence to his brother William; and $1 and six pence to his sister, Betsy. Under the will, Jacob Hesler was to take their father and keep him until his death.

    175 Years Ago

  • Be a paper clutter cleaner upper

    Despite our best attempts at home organization, and despite the fact that we hear about our paperless society, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

  • Field day program set for Oct. 3; Farmer’s conference Saturday

    A regional Cattlemans’ field day will be held this Thursday evening at the Trimble County Angus Farm of Bo and Dottie Crouch. The farm is on Kentucky 55 north of Campbellsburg, about 3.5 miles north of Capstone Produce at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with tours beginning at 4:30 pm. After the walking tours and presentations, a sponsored supper is planned.

  • Public Record for the week of October 2

    Property Transfers

    Gary and Carolyn Clark, Pleasureville, to William J. and Elinor F. Gervasio. Property in Henry County; $125,000.

    Phyllis Bond, Shelbyville, to William T. and Stephnaie G. Stephens, Pleasureville. Property in Henry County; $107,000.

    Barbati Real Estate LLC, Louisville, to Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co., Louisville. Property in Henry County; deed in lieu of foreclosure, fair cash value is $250,000.

  • Eminence Middle School Student of the Week Jacob Shaw

     

    Jacob is in the 8th grade.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, I’m really good at it and I’m interested in science and nature. I know things most people don’t like the chemicals H20 and carbon.

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    I want to be a computer hardware engineer. I like messing with computers. If I have a problem with my computer, I can figure out what is wrong with it by looking at the software.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Henry County Middle School Student of the Week: Seth Tingle

    Seth is in 7th grade.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science. I enjoy seeing the reaction and what happens to the substance in science. I liked the first day in school where we did an experiment to see how fast the rat could go.

    Do you belong to any clubs at school?

    I joined the STLP leadership program. I was in it at my old school in the 5th grade and it was pretty fun.

    What do you do for fun outside of school?

    I play puzzle video games on my Xbox and play games like Dance Central 1,2 and 3.

  • Warriors crush Valley, Carroll

    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team hosted Carroll County on Thursday night in their second district seeding contest of the season and came away with a convincing 3-0 thrashing of the Lady Panthers.

    The win marks a Warriors’ sweep of the Lady Panthers, and a 5-0 district record.

    The Warriors jumped on top early in game 1 with strong serving from GaiLynn Carroll, who opened with two aces igniting a 6-0 run that forced the Lady Panthers into an early timeout.

  • Warriors blank Rebels

    The Eminence Warriors overcame rain and injuries on the road against a bigger opponent to win 26-0 over the Atherton Rebels Friday.

    The rain poured down from about one minute into the game until the end with only a brief break during halftime, according to coach Steve Frommeyer.

    “Our kids didn’t seemed bothered by the rain,” Frommeyer said. “Overall, we played our best game of the year.”