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Today's News

  • New law prohibits texting while driving

    By Kristin Sherrard
    Landmark News Service

    Texting and driving? You may want to pull over. On Jan. 1, a state law went into effect to help Kentucky law enforcement officials reduce the dangerous problem of “distracted driving.”

    Anyone caught texting while driving will face a $25 fine for the first offense, plus court costs. Subsequent offenses carry a $50 fine, plus court costs.

    The law also prohibits anyone younger than 18 from using a cell phone, even just to talk, while driving a vehicle. The same fines apply to violators.

  • Constable charged with assault

    A Henry County constable has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of 4th degree assault.

    Henry County third district constable Ryan Hawkins, 26, was arrested around 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 9, after an incident involving his wife, Mindy.

    Hawkins was charged with 4th degree assault with minor injury.

  • Community Care Clinic to close

    By Jacqueline Stoess-Hack
    Landmark News Service

    A popular medical clinic for uninsured residents will close Feb. 1.
    The Community Care Clinic in La Grange, facilitated by HDB Service Group, will honor all December and January appointments.
    HDB Executive Director Cynthia Stafford said as with any responsible small business, HDB constantly evaluates its capacity to deliver quality services. HDB’s board of directors revently voted to implement two major organizational changes – closing the clinic and altering LOCAL transit bus service.

  • Cats pull away down the stretch

    On a night when the two in-county high schools pushed and shoved for those bragging rights, the Henry County boys’ basketball team used its depth to pull away from Eminence in the closing quarter on Monday, winning 52-36.

    The two teams played even in the early going, and were tied at 23 at the half before the Wildcats went ahead for good midway through the third quarter. The host squad knocked down 9-of-15 free throws during the fourth quarter, outscored Eminence 16-4 during the stretch and pulled away to the 16-point victory.

  • Henry girls drop first 4 in district

    After dropping two more 31st District games last week, the Henry County girls’ basketball team must beat Gallatin County next Monday at home and again on Saturday on the road to not be the fourth seed when the district tournament arrives next month.

  • EHS girls are 1-12 overall after Newport, Collins losses

    Junior center Samantha Congleton will miss at least the next two weeks after twisting her ankle, and the Eminence girls’ basketball team dropped two more games last week for a 1-12 record.
    The Warriors lost to Newport last Tuesday night, 40-26, then to Martha Layne Collins on Friday, 70-22. They have now lost 11 straight with their one win this season against Evangel Christian on Dec. 7.

  • ‘Once a Warrior, always a Warrior’

    In an attempt to unify Eminence Independent Schools, the Board of Education voted that all K-12 students be referred to as the Warriors, and it will be official next Tuesday with a ceremony inside the school-owned Community Life Center at 6:30 p.m.

  • Moving on to another decade

    Oh, how I’ll miss the the first decade of the 2000s — I don’t want it to end. Simply put, it was the best.

    There were so many life-altering events for me during the last 10 years that I’m sure many of my best memories will come from this time. It might not be the best chapter when my book is finally written, but it will most likely be a memorable one. I’m actually a little sad moving on.

  • Shelden’s death is a wake-up call

    I’m sure that somewhere there’s a statistic for everything.

    And somewhere in those statistics likely rests the number of people who die in their homes each year because of extreme cold or extreme heat.

    When Henry County coroner Jimmy Pollard called me Monday morning to tell me of the death of Myra Shelden, it weighed heavy on my heart.

    Shelden was found in her home on Friday night, with preliminary results indicating she died from hypothermia.

  • Celebrate Extension leaders past & present

    We would like to invite you to attend a special celebration to be held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living in New Castle, from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23.  We will celebrate the many long time extension leaders that have provided leadership to the Henry County Extension Service over the years in the agriculture, 4-H, home economics and community development programs.