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Today's News

  • A resort, a military institute and a hotel?

    Staff writer/photographer

    You might not know it from passing through, but once upon a time, Drennon was a busy place.

    In 1952, former Courier-Journal editor/publisher Barry Bingham Jr., wrote an article about the ill-fated enterprises in Drennon called  “The Town With Three Lives - All Spent.”

  • Three sides to ATV story

    You can say there is two sides to every stories but in this case you can say three. No, the ATVs are not everyday after school or during the week. But yes we do let our kids and family ride the ATVs in our yard and the families yard behind us. We also ride them too.

    I, September Tingle, took a petition around our neighborhood with the help of Donna Samples to ask our neighbors if they had problems with us riding our ATVs in our yards. If they did not have a problem with it, could they sign the paper. Out of 30 houses only seven did not sign. So what does that tell you?

  • Fair starts Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s that time of year. Time for hot dogs and corndogs, hamburgers and cotton candy. Draft horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls and mud runs.

    Yes, it’s time for the 60th annual Henry County Fair, which opens Saturday and runs through July 4.

    There will be something for everyone, from pageants to a demolition derby and everything in between.

  • Yankees champs, again

    The Henry County Yankees came through in the clutch against the Eminence Rockies in the championship game of the Henry County Youth Baseball League Major League Division, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a tie and holding on for a slim 8-7 win.

  • Aldridge resigns

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Don Aldridge has resigned after being at the helm of the Eminence Independent School District for three years.

    Aldridge leaves Eminence to take up the superintendent’s position in Garrett County.

  • Best kept secret in Henry Co.

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club has been the best kept secret in Henry County for years, club president Ken Case said, but now he wants to get the secret out.

    For just $50 annually, a family can enjoy the luxury of a fish-stocked lake, hunting and camping seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Since Case became president in 2007, the membership has soared to its current 160 members. The club is looking to increase that number by 2010.

  • Springate named new coach

    Inside the high school’s cafeteria Monday night, Athletics Director Todd Gilley announced Derek Springate as the new boys’ basketball coach at Henry County High School.

    Springate, who was an assistant coach at West Jessamine last season, replaces Jason Holland, who left for Oldham County last month following five seasons at HCHS. After combing through all the applicants — including some impressive resumes — Gilley said Springate stood out the most.

  • SPD arrests burglary suspect

    Landmark News Service

     

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for recent break-ins at businesses in Henry and surrounding counties.

     

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested June 17 and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

     

  • Sports Briefs

    Baughman wins in West Virginia

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the singles title in the Olebay Clay Category 2 National Tennis Championships in Wheeling, West Virginia, last weekend.

    In his first match, Baughman defeated Jim Wingate from D.C., 6-1 and 6-1, then teamed with Wingate to defeat Don Mercer from West Virginia and Oz Winters from New York in doubles, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1.

  • Fire claims the life of Pendleton man

    A Pendleton resident died Sunday morning in a trailer fire.

     

    Lake Jericho firefighters were first on the scene of a trailer fire at 190 Hickory Hill Road in Pendleton early Sunday morning. Michael R. Davidson, 35, died in the blaze. He was home alone at the time of the fire.

     

    The call, placed by a neighbor, came into Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch at 2:10 a.m. Campbellsburg and Pleasureville fire departments also responded.