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Today's News

  • Henry County Historical Society hosts Simon Kenton

    Daniel Boone eclipses most historical figures in Kentucky’s pioneer narratives, but Mel Hankla’s portrayal of Simon Kenton may change that.

    Hankla, a Kentucky Chautauqua actor, will portray the pioneer who went, at the age of 16, under the name Simon Butler for 11 years thinking he had killed another man in a fight over a woman and fled Virginia. Kenton fled into parts of what was known to be Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia and hunted along the Ohio River.

  • Another conflict, another career stage

    A little over 23 years ago, the seeds were planted.

    The United States was preparing for war in the Middle East; at the time, Operation Desert Shield was underway. A few months later, Operation Desert Storm launched. At the same time, a journalist was born.

  • Corporations are the real Welfare queens

    It took us almost 20 years to find the Unabomber. FBI agent Mark Felt denied for 30 years that he was ‘Deep Throat,’ the source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s undercover investigation of Nixon and company, until he ‘fessed up in 2005. But today I am proud to announce that, after more than 35 years, we have found Ronald Reagan’s elusive ‘welfare queen.’

  • Kentucky has lots to see and do this fall

    With Labor Day behind us and a “biting cold and snowy” winter to come – if the Farmers’ Almanac prediction proves correct – the clock is ticking for those of us who would like to see some of what Kentucky has to offer during the fall.

  • An all too familiar Psalm

    “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Thus begins one of the most familiar passages from the Bible. I’ve known this revered Psalm since I was a child. You may well have it committed to memory. Some of you who think you haven’t really have.

  • Public Record for the week of September 11

    Marriages

    Lindaelee Tingle, 18, Eminence, to Bailey Miller, 18, Eminence.

    Crystol Poe, 37, Eminence, to Kevin Hinkle, 36, Eminence.

    Jenny Duncan, 39, Crestwood, to Garrett Gambrel, 34, Crestwood.

    Helen Mathis, 48, Turners Station, to Bradley Fisher, 48, Turners Station.

    Divorces

    Charles Smith,54, New Castle, Mary Berry, 54, New Castle.

    Joshua Rucker,27, Campbellsburg, Ashley Webster,25, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

  • Eminence High School Student of the Week: Katie Purnell

    Katie is a senior at EHS.

    What is your favorite subject?

    English, I like to write. I like writing research papers. It’s interesting to learn about new subjects and prove something.

    What are your plans after high school?

    Take biochemistry at Georgetown and then go to medical school at UK. I want to be a pediatric oncologist and work with children with cancer. Children have an unadulterated joy and I want to be a part of that.

    Do you participate in any school clubs or activities?

  • Henry County Student of the Week: Dakota Sizemore

    Dakota is a senior at HCHS.
    What is your favorite subject?
    Sociology. It talks about how people act in groups. The way people react interests me.
    What do you want to do after graduation?
    Be a dispatcher because I want to help people and I am good with technology.
    What do you for fun?
    I like to go fast in my wheelchair and hang out with my friends. I text and post on Facebook. I like to go four wheeling in the yard in my wheel chair.
    Do you have a favorite movie?
    I like the Fast and Furious movies and Unstoppable.

  • Take 5 with Whitney Christiansen

    Take 5 with EHS Teacher Whitney Christiansen

    EHS freshmen and sophomore English and drama teacher

    Harrodsburg native

    Mercer County High School graduate

    Centre College BA in English Minor in theater and history

    What did you do after college?

  • We’re not the world’s police department

    President Obama made a wise political move to include the vote of Congress on what action the United States will take against the Assad regime for allegedly using chemical weapons on women and children in Syria.