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Today's News

  • After the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    H.S. “Doc” Williams and June Shipp were without electricity at their Smithfield home for ten days following January’s ice storm.

    Besides leaving the couple without power, the heavy ice took down limbs from many of the farm’s mature trees.  “It took the tops off maples and walnuts,” Shipp said. “He (Williams) was out checking the damage and decided to make logs.”

  • Warriors XC closes out season at regional

    Because of ill-timed injuries and illnesses, the Eminence cross-country team had just three athletes compete at the Class A, Region Five meet Saturday at Trimble County Park, and none of them qualified for the state meet.

  • Council to consider last call change

    General Manager

    For now, New Year’s revelry in Eminence Bars will end as soon as Time Square’s giant glittering ball touches down.

    Monday night, Debbie Ball, of Rhinestone’s Bar and Grill, asked the Eminence City Council to consider extending the hours alcohol can be served in city limits to 2 a.m. on the New Year holiday only.

  • Phillips and Fischer are headed to state meet

    As expected, the Class 2-A, Region Three cross-country meet Saturday at McNeely Lake Park was the toughest region in Class 2-A, and one of the toughest in the entire state. Henry County’s Cassey Fischer and Eric Phillips escaped out.

  • The joy of giving

    Staff writer/photographer

    Naomi “Lolly” McGrew carefully unwrapped a piece of chocolate candy she retrieved from the multi-colored trick-or-treat bag in her lap. She also received a Halloween necklace and pin. McGrew’s favorite gift by far, though, was a book.

    “We gave her a book about a horse named “Chase,” Sharai Smith and Krystin Moody said.

    This Halloween transaction was, as usual, between a grown-up and children, but not in the traditional sense.

  • Teams play at home

    When teams across Kentucky open the football state playoffs this weekend, both schools in Henry County will be playing at home for the first time. Yes, I will be going back and forth between the two games. And yes, I am definitely excited.

  • Wildcats enter postseason at 8-2

    It wasn’t their prettiest football outing this season, but the Henry County Wildcats were able to pull away from Gallatin County during the second half on Friday night to earn a 39-0 victory and end the regular season with an impressive 8-2 record.

    The Wildcats, who won the District Four title, have the third best record in Class 3-A behind Somerset and Mason County at 10-0 each, and will host Moore in the first round of the state playoffs this Friday night. If the Cats win, they will be at home again the following weekend against either North Oldham or Shawnee.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 4, 2009

    Wednesday, November 4

     

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

     

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

     

    Eastern Elementary’s SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

     

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM meeting will be held in the conference room at 4 p.m.

  • Warriors try for first 11-man playoff victory

    The team Steve Frommeyer calls the most improved squad in his 30-plus years of coaching football will take to the field this Friday night in an attempt to win Eminence High School’s first 11-man playoff game.

  • Local business changes name, pledges the same home town service

    Staff writer/photographer

    ReMax Preferred Realty is no more.

    The New Castle real estate company has changed its name to Ky. Homes and Farms as the owners shed their ReMax franchise.

    With 43 years’ combined experience, realtors Steve Woods, Lyndon Johnson and Billy Bob Coomes say they are confident their shift from ReMax franchise to independent ownership of KY Homes and Farms Real Estate is the right move for them as well as their clients.