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Today's News

  • Heat-related injuries have been a hot topic despite the cool temperatures

    After all the talk from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association about heat-related injuries and prevention, I will say that it’s been a bit of an ironic summer.

  • Common sense ideas for health care reform

    We can all agree America needs healthcare reform, and an important debate is taking place in this country about how to best achieve that. I think answers can be found in the story of the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” and stimulus programs. The problems with these programs show why Americans are right to be skeptical of a government takeover of health care.

  • Reckless homicide for Elston

    Staff writer/photographer

    After more than three days of testimony, Steve Elston has been convicted of reckless homicide.

    Elston was charged with second degree murder in the July 6, 2008, shooting death of Joseph Burch. The jury deliberated less than two hours before returning a verdict — one of five options presented by Judge Karen A. Conrad.

    The options included finding Elston not guilty, guilty of the original charge, or guilty of one of three lesser charges.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters 11th at national

    The Henry County Sharp Shooters improved this year at the National Rifle Association’s International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, but the problem was every other team improved, too, in a competition between the best squads in the country.

  • Country Club hosts US Kids World Championships Qulifier

    The rain tried to put a damper on the US Kids World Championships Qualifier held at the Henry County Country Club last Wednesday, but after a three-hour rain delay the 32-person field finally teed off.

    It was the first time the golf course located just north of New Castle landed a Worlds Qualifier event, which attracted golfers aged 5-14 from all across the country. Among the mix were three from Henry County: MacKenzie Peyton, age 12, Isaac Klempner, 7, and Will Peyton, 6.

  • Henry tees off golf season at Long Run Park

    It wasn’t the long ball they were looking for, but the Henry County Ladycats teed off their golf season last Monday night with a so-so performance at Long Run Park.

  • Frazier’s Ballpark

    Jadie Frazier was one of the best athletes to ever come through Henry County. He averaged 32 points per game as a senior at Henry Central High School in 1959; he was a starter and double-digit scorer for the University of Louisville; he competed for the U of L track team; he was a star pitcher in fastpitch softball up until the age of 50; and he was inducted into the Louisville ASA Hall of Fame.

  • Jadie Frazier, one of the great athletes from Henry

    He might not be able to move as fast as he once could — when he had the athletic flair to jump up, spin around and put the ball in the rim in one graceful motion — but his eyes still light up when he remembers his playing days. And when speaking about his family or Frazier’s Field located close to Bardstown Road in Louisville, his eyes light up even more.

  • Elston murder trial is underway

    The following facts are not in dispute in the trial of Robert Steven Elston.

    On July 6, 2008 Elston pulled the trigger of a .44-caliber magnum discharging one bullet into the chest of Joseph D. Burch, 31, killing the younger man almost instantaneously.

    Elston, whose defense team will argue he fired in self-defense, was charged with second-degree murder.

    As he sat in court during the trial, he appeared calm and lucid, smiling at family members as he was seated and to whom he clearly wanted to speak.

  • Bravo to Eminence Independent Schools

    Congratulations to the Eminence Independent Schools for hiring Bill Covington and giving him a second chance! We in Eminence are so fortunate to have a fine school and dedicated school board. Our chairman has served many years, surely does not give up easily. I would certainly hope every man should have respect and deserves a second chance in life.

    Now, my question, should this subject be the lead article in the county weekly newspaper?

    Carolyn Giltner,

    Eminence