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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 14, 2009

    Wednesday, October 14

    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.

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

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

  • Frankfort Panthers over Warriors, 14-0

    Sports editor

    The Eminence Warriors did not play like 40-point underdogs Friday night.

  • Census data collection to start in March

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2010 United States Census officially begins next March, but the agency wants to dispel myths now regarding how and why it goes about its business.

    Partnership Specialist Gayle Brown said residents can be confident they will not be asked for sensitive information. In fact, the law prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing questionnaire responses with other agencies as well as law enforcement.

  • Season finale a thriller for Cats vs. Anderson

    Sports editor

    In a see-saw three games that had long volleys, intense moments and an emotional finish, the Henry County volleyball team ended its season Monday night against Anderson County in the opening round of the 28th District tournament.

    Playing inside Eminence’s gym, both teams were on fire for much of the match. In the end, though, Anderson moved on to the district finals Tuesday night and the 8th Region tournament next week while Henry ended its season with an 18-6 overall record.

  • EMS ends football season tied for first in conference

    The Eminence Middle School Braves finished their 2009 football season at 6-1 with big highlights of tying for first place in District Four and beating a tough Frankfort team mid-season. Larry Montgomery, who has been the head coach for EMS the previous seven years, says this team is possibly the best one he has ever coached at the middle school level.

  • Sports Briefs

    HCHS Football

    The Henry County football team kicks off a three-week district stretch this Friday night when the Wildcats travel to North Oldham for a 7:30 kickoff game.

    District Four is one of the tighter districts in the state this season with the four teams ranked 10-13 in the latest Class 3-A rankings released by the Courier-Journal early Tuesday. Western Hills is No. 10 with a 76.8 ranking, Henry is No. 11 at 73.8, Spencer County is No. 12 at 72.2 and North Oldham is No. 13 at 72.0.

  • 1972 was pivotal year for Ky. environment

    In many ways, the modern era of environmental awareness began in the early 1970s, with the start of Earth Day and the congressional passage of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

    For Kentucky, 1972 was a pivotal year because that was when the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet was created.  Another milestone came four years later, when the first Governor’s Conference on the Environment was held.

  • Duncan’s word is good

    I am writing this letter in reference to the uproar over EPD Chief Carey Duncan shooting a dog.

    It has always been my belief that actions speak louder than words. I have known Carey Duncan for about 30 years, and his actions have always been that of a professional and courteous officer of the law.

  • JROTC meets medal donation goal

    Readers will remember that we sent in a letter about three weeks ago, asking for help in purchasing medals to present to our veterans at this year’s Veterans Day assembly.  This is to update everyone that we no longer are asking for donations — we met (and exceeded) our goal, a week ahead of schedule!

  • Role model for teens

    While scrolling down my Facebook page last Saturday night, I came across a post from one of my friends inviting everyone to come out to Franklinton Baptist Church the following morning to hear a guest speaker talk about teen culture. Thanks to my new addiction (Facebook) and Melissa Blankenship’s post, that’s exactly where I was 12 hours later.