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Today's News

  • The new year is here. Now what?

    By Lance Minnis

    It’s a New Year….what now?
    December has passed, and we are now halfway into January.
    I hope that everyone had a prosperous holiday season for their business, and a personally fulfilling one. For me, the holidays are a time of rejuvenation, to step back and take stock of the past year.

  • We need your help with awards nominations

    The annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner will be April 25. The Chamber invites you to submit your nominations for these awards.

  • Unemployment down in 99 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Scott County, 5.9 percent; Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties, 6 percent each; Daviess, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; and Ohio and Owen counties, 6.3 percent each.

  • Helping Hands

    Joan Lacey once told Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt she wished she could meet one decent person in this world who truly loves animals.

    He handed her a mirror.

    Every other week, the Pleasureville resident loads up animals at the Henry County Animal Shelter and takes them to Bullitt County. There, the crated dogs — an average total of 60 to 80 per week from three counties — are placed on a transport that will take them six hours north to Chicago.

    Every six weeks, Lacey drives that transport to the Windy City.

  • ‘Am I going to die?’

    Alex Mason started losing her appetite not just for food but school and her mother knew something was wrong.

    Shelly Mason said she knew her child’s personality well enough that the change in behavior didn’t make sense. Within a six-week time frame, Alex, then 9, didn’t want to do her homework, had shortness of breath and was really tired. She stopped eating her dinner. Her mother thought maybe it was hormones or that Alex was getting bullied at school. Knowing her child saved her daughter’s life.

  • A farmer’s work is never done

    Work doesn’t stop on the farm.

    Despite the winter conditions and a reprieve from the growing season, planning for production and livestock keep county farmers busy.

    “We are still stripping for about the next 2.5 weeks,” said Mark Roberts, local tobacco, corn and livestock farmer. “We put our cover crop down shortly after cutting tobacco in October. We are getting things ready for the rest of the year.”

  • Patels are living the American Dream one shop at a time

    As a child Mike Patel heard that everyone in America was rich.

    At 19, he would take a chance on the American dream and leave engineering school.

    “My aunt had applied for us to get visas in the 80s,” Patel said. “It took 15 years for us to get an opening to come. My dad came to me while I was in college in Nagpur and asked me if I wanted to go. It was a hard decision.”

  • Clements named Cook’s employee of the year

    Bo Clements can’t stand not working.

    Clements started working at the Eminence Cook’s in 1989. He left working in dairy and tobacco farming for a spot in shipping and receiving. Clements will tell anyone the only thing he cares about is pleasing the customer, his boss and staying busy.
    “I started helping here delivering lawn mowers. I was fresh off the farm and didn’t know much,” Clements said. “I’ve been here over 20 years and I’m just glad to have a job.”

  • Eminence Speaker employee spotlight: Thomas Hill

    Submitted by Josh Martin

    Former Major League Baseball player, Sam Ewing, once said that, “Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” And for those of us who have been in the workforce for most of our lives, we know that his assessment is true.

  • Despite injuries, Rahm is enjoying KWC

    Zach Rahm a former linebacker and running back for the Henry County Wildcats just wrapped up his junior year playing for the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers in Owensboro.

    Rahm started at outside linebacker for the Panthers this year.

    Though his season was cut short by a concussion, through eight games he had 16.5 tackles, one interception, 1.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup.