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Today's News

  • Schools to prepare for state cuts

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Department of Education has submitted a plan to cut education spending by about $20 million dollars for the rest of this fiscal year.

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams stressed that right now it is still just a plan, but said the move is a cause for concern. “None of those cuts have been implemented at this time,” he said.

    Education department spokesperson Lisa Gross said even if cuts are approved, no timetable for implementation is in place yet.

  • Ultra distance race March 13-14 in Eminence

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

  • EIS to use it or lose it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools has an opportunity to complete some much needed renovations.

    But there’s a catch — the district has to act quickly.

  • Pleasureville pondering perpetual property, police problems

    General Manager

    From property maintenance to police protection, the Pleasureville City Commission is pondering just how to handle its city’s various problems.

    As city attorney Bill Brammell began discussing proposed changes to the city’s property/nuisance ordinance, commissioner Sandra Woods took aim at the concept of making residents pay for things they may not be able to afford, particularly siding.

  • I’m giving candy making another try

    In the spirit of the holiday season, I have decided to give candy-making one more try this year. It just seems like such a festive undertaking, and I have collected some very pretty containers in the past few years that would be perfect to fill with homemade candy and give away to friends as Christmas gifts.

  • Warriors say bye, again

    Less than one year after the sudden death of Dewayne Douglas, another assistant football coach at Eminence High School has passed away. Off the field, it’s been a tough year for these Warriors.

    Don Daniels, a former head coach and high school principal who has been with the EHS football program the previous eight years, died last Thursday. His funeral was Monday in Louisville and, fittingly, he was laid to rest in a cemetery next to Male High School’s practice football field. Coach Daniels was 72.

  • Paducah Tilghman wins 3A

    In a game the Henry County High School football players wanted so badly to play in, Paducah Tilghman defeated Somerset 21-0 on Saturday to win the Class 3-A state football playoffs.

    Henry was 8-2 during the regular season and a perfect 3-0 in District Four play to win the district and earn home field advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

  • All in the family

    General Manager

    Children have long been welcome at Tony and Connie Hernandez’ Eminence home.

    Throughout the years, children who needed a place to stay for a few hours, or in some cases days, found warmth, joy and love in the Hernandez house.

    “We never really were foster parents,” Connie Hernandez said. “God gave us this house ... we didn’t care who came.”

  • From the Sideline

    PLAYERS TO WATCH

    Connor Jeffries: The Henry County High School senior will be the number one option for the Wildcats during the 2009-10 campaign. HCHS coach Derek Springate said Connor Jeffries has great scoring ability and can take over a game at any time. He can pull up at three-point range, drive to the basket or play down low, providing tough matchup problems for opponents. He will spend a majority of his time running the point or on the wing.

  • Thank our troops this holiday season

    As we gather with family and friends to celebrate the season, it is important to take time to remember the brave men and women in uniform who cannot be home with their loved ones during the holidays because they are serving our country abroad.

    This year, about 285,000 American troops will serve overseas during the holidays, including more than 6,400 from Kentucky.  Fortunately, there are many ways we can show our support and share the Christmas spirit with our nation’s service men and women.