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Today's News

  • Fancy Farm is political junkie’s Woodstock

    By Jon Park

     Saturday I traveled to Western Kentucky to a political junkie’s Woodstock—Fancy Farm.

    The St. Jerome Catholic Church Picnic, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, began in 1880. Happy Chandler is credited for making it the political event it has become known as today, when he visited the picnic in 1931, campaigning for lieutenant governor.  He won that year, and believed Fancy Farm was his good luck charm, so he kept going back.

  • Blueberry picking is an exercise in love

    By Candy Clarke

    Why on earth do we go out on a hot day with mosquitoes buzzing us and tiring ourselves picking berries? It would be so much easier just to purchase them at the grocery store. And it certainly would be less work. Why do we do it? Because they’re blueberries!

    It would be different if it was berry picking for the wonderfully delicious blackberries grown in Kentucky. Never mind the chiggers, the heat, and snakes; blackberries are worth all the inconveniences.

  • Public Record for the week of August 7

    Marriages

    Crystal Henderson,33, Pleasureville, to Roy Snow, 30, Pleasureville.

    Ashley Henson,19, Pendleton, to Kevin Downey, 35, Pendleton.

    Terri Noble, 41, Pleasureville, to Gayle Bramblett, 53, Pleasureville.

    Terri Gilbert, 42, La Grange, to Steven McGuigan,59,Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Adam Williams, 22, Latonia, and Samantha Congleton,19, Eminence.

  • FFA summer highlights

    Submitted
    The FFA chapter headed off to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg. Twenty-three chapters from all over Kentucky attended holding 319 students and advisors! Students attended officer classes, special interest classes and athletics for a week full of fun!

  • Basement debate continues

    A debate over the rental of the Pleasureville City Hall basement continued Monday night, ending with the city commission voting 2-1 to allow caterer Gary Grigsby to pay $100 per month.

    Mayor Rodney Young said he spoke with Grigsby, who rented the space previously, and that the caterer asked to rent the basement for $100 per month.

    Young justified the rental price — $50 lower than what Grigsby previously paid — saying that “about once a week, he has to come up and clean. You’ve got to clean every so often.”

  • HCMS, Eastern get energy upgrades

    Henry County students attending Eastern Elementary and Henry County Middle School will notice green upgrades at their schools this week.

    The Henry County Board of Education hired CMTA Energy Solutions with Henry County alumni Jeremy Kelley, CMTA project engineer, to change out the systems that Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said were outdated.

  • Blackberry Smoke will set field party on fire

    Blackberry Smoke’s music calls from the old, traditional hymns of country gospel and bluegrass harmony with the sweat and grit of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Blackberry Smoke will headline Froggy Field Party 5 Saturday at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair grounds.

    Lead vocalist and guitarist Charlie Starr just wants to write good music.

  • Take 5 with Michael Doran

    Bio

    Grew up in an inner city housing project Clarksdale in East Louisville

    Trinity High School Graduate

    Work 16 years as an administrator

    Bellarmine graduate and masters and certification at Spalding University Master

    Principle at Eminence Elementary 13 years

    Company owner of food vendor stands at south wing of food court by the commercial exhibits at Kentucky State Fair

     

    Why did you go into education?

  • Daniel Boone National Forest’s gore-gous

    A retreat to the woods quiets the mind and feeds the soul.

    Over my lifetime, the Red River Gorge and the Daniel Boone National Forest have provided me a retreat demanding less than a two-hour drive into its hills and hollows.

  • Hadden is Jr. Fall Cities Champ

    Alex Hadden won the championship flight of the Junior Fall Cities Golf Championship’s 11-under division last week by defeating Jared Davis 3 and 2.

    Hadden was 3-up with four holes to play when Davis sank a forty-foot birdie putt to keep the match alive. Hadden came back to win the seventh hole to finish the match.