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Today's News

  • Angry bear blocks road just for a scratch

    By Candy Clarke

    We will remember this trip back to Alaska as the year of the bear. We have seen more bear this time than in all the previous trips combined!

  • Exercise and exams can help prevent falls

    Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling and being seriously injured by a fall increases with age.

    One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, causing the majority of injury and injury-related deaths among seniors.  National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is the first day of fall, Sept 22.  This day brings attention to the seriousness of falls and the ways to prevent them. 

    Four simple ways to reduce the risk of a fall include exercise, healthy vision, safe home environments and smart medication usage. 

  • Summer weather patterns assist insect migration into crops

    UK entomologists have observed that despite last years’ mild winter, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Kentucky.  However, summer weather patterns have made it favorable for insects to begin migration, including corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops. While we haven’t seen invasions of these insects in Henry County yet, they have in Western Kentucky, so we need to be vigilant.  

  • Eminence designated as a ‘Diamond in the Rough’ by Bluegrass Institute

    Eminence Independent Schools has been recognized as a ‘diamond in the rough’ by a recent study.

    The Bluegrass Institute, a nonprofit organization, conducted a study to find out which school districts delivered the most educational bang for the taxpayer’s buck.

    The report derived a score spending index (SSI), a numerical value based on school achievement test scores weighed against per pupil spending in 2011.

    The SSI calculation starts with the school district’s average composite score from the ACT.

  • Get your caber on at Celtic Fest

    Brian King thrives on competition.

    Before donning kilts and tossing cabers, King played sports more familiar to most Americans.

    King played football at Shelby County High School and continued to play in college as a Kentucky Wesleyan College panther. King coached college football for two years.

    He needed a competitive release and started doing powerlifting.

  • Crash claims the life of Defoe man

    A well-known competitor in the horse-pulling world has died of injuries he received in a head-on traffic accident in Shelby County.

    Oscar David Ethington, 69, of Defoe  was killed Friday when the Ford pickup truck he was driving was struck by another driver who veered across the center line of Ky. 55, about two miles north of the intersection with the Shelbyville Bypass.

    The other driver, Susan Hughes, 42, of Sparta was taken to the University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

  • Public Record for the week of Sept. 19

    Marriages

    Kelly N. Sharp, 25, Lockport, to Christopher L. Satterly, 26, Lockport.

    Tina G. Ross, 37, Smithfield, to Harold T. Carter, 48, Smithfield.

    Zoning permits

    Sanctuary Homes, 363 Elm Tree Place, Eminence, 8/6, house, fee $294, value $195,000.

    Garry Cook, 4607 Jackson Road, Eminence, 8/10, garage, fee $58, value $1,500.

  • A dose of Reality (Farms)

    Roy Jackson’s father dreamed he and his son could farm together.

    Jackson continues his father’s dream with his own son on Reality Farms near New Castle.

    Roy and Judy Jackson moved their farm from Delaware, Ohio, when urban sprawl started infringing on their farm and way of life. Their daughter Laura had married local attorney and farmer Keith Jeffries, and Henry County seemed like the place where they have both a family and a farm. Roy and Judy, both in their 60s, brought their son Matt with them.

  • Denise Perry named DPP of the Year

    Submitted by Sandy Powell

    Denise Perry, Director of Student Services for Henry County Public Schools, received the Kentucky Director of Pupil Personnel of the Year Award at the KDPP Fall Institute on Sept. 13.  This prestigious award is presented annually to recognize one outstanding educational leader who serves in the role of Director of Pupil Personnel.

  • Two eluding KSP in meth lab case

    A Pendleton woman and her son are missing and eluding law enforcement while family members face charges related to a meth lab bust.

    Mother Christina Walker, 37, and her son John Walker, 21, both have eluded arrest since the end of May.