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Today's News

  • Take 5 with Connie Scriber

    By Brad Bowman

    Bio

    Henry County Native

    1966 Eminence Graduate

    Past owner of Lola’s and Standard Oil Station.

     

    Tell me about your band The Misfits.

  • Drawbaugh picked as head coach

    A familiar face will take the reigns of the Henry County Cross Country program this season.

    Ricky Drawbaugh who was the head coach from 2006 to 2008 will be the new head coach this fall.

    Drawbaugh, ran cross country and track for the Shelby County Rockets, is a University of Louisville graduate, and has taught in Henry County Public Schools nine of the past 10 years.

  • The Golden Years

     

     

    From 1973 to 1983, Jim Willhite led the Eminence basketball program through one the best runs in school history.

     Willhite’s teams reached the regional tournament seven times. “We went to the regional tournament in my first year, missed out in my second year and then went six years in a row,” he said.

  • For the Love of the Game

    This spring I was covering a Henry County Lady Cat softball game as well as a baseball game and track meet. I came to the softball game after it had already started and I was scrambling to get in position and get the camera settings right.

    The Lady Cats’ opponents had a runner on first and I was anticipating a stolen base attempt so I focused on the base runner as the pitch was delivered to the plate. I had guessed right. The runner did indeed attempt to steal second base.

  • Storm stop the Tennessee Rampage, 36-6

    The Kentucky Storm got back on the winning track on July 13 with a resounding victory at home over the Tennessee Rampage at their home field in Shelbyville..

    The Storm got off to a quick start, jumping out to a 16-0 lead in the opening quarter. The Rampage scored their only touchdown of the game on an interception return to make 16-6. The Storm came back with another touchdown in the closing minutes of the second quarter to go into halftime with a 22-6 lead.

    The Storm scored 14 more points in the second half and shut out the Rampage to win by 30.

  • Sports Brief-Hadden finishes fifth in tour championship

    Alex Hadden battled a stomach illness on the second day of the Mussleman-Dunne Tour Championship tournament at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville July 15-16. He finished in fifth place with an 18-hole total of 85.

    His final score was 10 strokes higher than any other 18-hole tournament he played in this summer. Hadden shot 41 on the first day of the tournament but when he showed up for the second round, Hadden was suffering from a stomach illness. Combined with the oppressive heat of the day, it made for a rough round as he shot 44.

  • New biz for C’Burg

    Henry County residents can expect a new pharmacy in Campbellsburg by mid August or early September.

    The family owned and operated pharmacy Bluegrass Drug Center wants to be your neighbor and your pharmacy. Tom Beringer opened his own store in Covington in 1979, but moved his business to Warsaw in 1995. Beringer opened a pharmacy in Bedford in 2011 and plans to bring the small town, personal service to Campbellsburg.

  • A working dog’s life

    Adriana Plum wants everyone to have fun including her animals.

    Plum will bring her working Australian Shepherds and ducks to the Harvest Showcase Saturday for herding and agility demonstrations.

    Plum started training Certik, her Australian Shepherd, 10 years ago. Four championship titles later as the Most Versatile Aussie by the Australian Shepherd Club of America, Certik and Plum enjoy the tranquility of their Jackson Road farm.

  • One Tank Trip: Henry Clay’s Ashland

    Henry Clay’s house Ashland stands as a bridge between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

    As a child, Clay witnessed British soldiers raid his house and grew up in slaveholding Hanover County, W.Va., in the same county as Patrick Henry where Henry County gets its name.

    County residents can reach Ashland in an hour. It is 60 miles from Eminence to Lexington and takes less than half a tank of gas.

  • Take 5 with Maryellen Garrison

    Basic bio

    Originally born in Groesbeck, Ohio near Cincinnati.

    Graduate of University of Cincinnati, 1971.  Graduated on a Sunday and started working for the extension on a Monday 42 years ago. Degree in nutrition and dietetics.

    Why did you major in Nutrition and Dietetics?

    I started in American History it was called American Studies as a major. The only job opportunities was like in an ambassador’s office and it sounded like nothing I would be suited for.