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Today's News

  • Session legislation went into effect in June

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.

    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect. This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • A week out on the water just for the halibut

    Upon returning to our home in North Pole, Ala., after wintering in Henry County; we were invited to go halibut fishing with our friends, Rusty and Marie, on their boat. A week on the water? We hadn’t even unpacked our clothes! It took only a few seconds for me to say yes to the invitation. Really, now, who would hesitate more than a few seconds on an offer like that? A few quick loads of laundry; a night’s sleep and we were good to go.

  • Identity through remembering

    If you are my age or older, you probably remember as a younger person losing patience with an older person who started to tell you something and then stopped... finally confessing, “Well, I forgot what I was going to tell you.” I now find myself wishing that I had been more patient with such people, as patient as they were in not telling me that the day would come when I would understand. I do.

  • Public Record for the week of July 10

    Marriages

    Jennifer Gregory, 22, Eminence to Matthew Anderson, 23 Eminence.

    Property Transfers

    John and Jill Morgan, Pendleton, Gilkison Construction, Inc. Bedford, total consideration of $12,000 Lot. #12 of Pendleton Heights Subdivision.

    Elkat Development LLC, a Kentucky Limited Liability Company, Buckner, to Ellery and Katherine Esposito, Buckner. Lot No. 5, Jericho Meadows; $15,000.

  • Michael Rylan Baker

    brother, Michael Rylan Baker, born Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

    Parents are Michael Baker and Stephanie Noel.

    Grandparents are Mike and Kem Holthouser, and Eddie and Lynn Baker.

    Great grandparents are Jim and Geri Taylor, Kenny and Faye Holthouser, Wanda Baker and the late Tommy Baker, and the late Carter and Shirley Shuck.

    Great-great grandparents are Lois Wilson and the late Raymond Wilson, and the late Sep and Ollie Taylor.

  • Sophia Brooklyn Rice

    Allison Rice and Ben Risinger of Smithfield announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Brooklyn Rice, born Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Baptist Hosptial East in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Grandparents are Ann Pott, Smithfield, Robert Rice, Eminence, and Evonna and David Risinger, Taylorsville.
    Great-grandparents are Sharon and Larry Potts, Smithfield, Julie Brice, Eminence, and Brenda Risinger, Turners Station.

  • Schroeder starts at shortstop for KSU

    Ben Schroeder, a 2011 graduate of Henry County High School and a former infielder for the Wildcats, recently completed his sophomore year as the starting shortstop for the Kentucky State Thorobreds.

    Schroeder batted leadoff and played in all 43 games for KSU. He batted .250 on the season, stole 25 bases in 30 attempts and scored 31 runs. Schroeder got 32 free passes that helped him to a .390 on base percentage.

    Defensively, Schroeder had 159 chances on the season and made 19 errors for an .881 fielding percentage.

  • The All-American

    Henry Countians have an All-American in their midst and most don’t know it.

    David Drury, who was a Deaf School All-American at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in 1981-82 lives with his wife Betty, also a KSD graduate, in the southeastern corner of the county.

    The couple has lived on Fawn Lane, a small gravel road off U.S. 421 for nearly ten years. They have a dachshund, Penny that responds to some sign language.

  • Kentucky Storm fall to Nightowls on late field goal, 31-28

    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team hosted the Ohio Valley Nightowls on Saturday and fell 31-28 when the Nightowls converted a field goal with 14 seconds left in the game.

    The Storm had one last chance to win after taking a short kick and starting on their own 40-yard line. Timmy Gay scrambled to the 30-yard-line before going out of bounds with seconds remaining. Gay’s last-second desperation heave to the end zone was picked off on a leaping one-handed grab to end the game.

  • Local Youth attend Camp One

    Submitted

    Avery Stivers and Andrew Rodgers, 4th grade students at Eminence Elementary, joined former Kentucky Wildcats greats and current NBA players, Patrick Patterson, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Darius Miller for basketball instruction at the inaugural Camp One in Lexington from June 10-13. Campers learned fundamentals of basketball discipline, teamwork, goal setting, utilization of good habits and good character development. In picture: Stivers and Rodgers with their team and John Wall.