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Today's News

  • Obama’s jobs plan: More of the same

    While traveling the Fourth Congressional District during August, it was clear to me that the top priorities of Kentuckians are jobs and economic growth.  The need for these issues to be our top priority is reinforced by the latest jobs report that zero net jobs were created in America last month, and the unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at more than 9 percent.

    As lawmakers returned to Washington last week, President Obama addressed a special joint session of Congress to outline his plan to get the economy moving again and create jobs.

  • State investment in land has been worth it

    “Buy land,” Mark Twain once said.  “They’re not making any more of it.”

    That investment advice has been taken to heart by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, which formally celebrated 35 years of service last week.

    Since it began, the commission has permanently set aside more than 25,000 irreplaceable acres for future generations.  Their 60 nature preserves range from the Blanton Forest near Virginia to Three Ponds along the Mississippi River.

  • Shaw places at state fair

    Devin Shaw, 11, of Plesureville showed a purebred Berkshire gilt in the Kentucky State Fair and won third place in the 4-H Berkshire breeding gilt category, as well as 5th place in the open breeding gilt category. Shaw takes part in 4-H in Shelby County.

  • Combination of low numbers and injuries are problems for boys soccer

    To say the 2011 season has been difficult for the Henry County boy’s soccer team would be an understatement.

    “This has been, by far, the worst year for the program,” coach Rob Powars said last week. The team, until a tournament at Carroll County this weekend, was winless. And unlike last year, where the losses were most often by one point or so, this year the gaps have been larger, by margins of five points or more, with the except of a 0-1 loss Saturday to Holmes High School in the Two River Invitational Tournament.

  • EHS, HCHS Rumble in the Jungle

    The cross country season is open, and both Eminence and Henry County High School have participated in area meets.
    Most recently, the Wildcats took part in the Rumble in the Jungle, hosted by North Oldham High School.

  • Ladycats beat Carroll, fall to W-V

    It was the best of games, and it was the worst of games, last week for the Ladycats volleyball team.

    Henry County opened the week with a 2-1 win over Carroll County that showcased the team’s ability to come back from a deficit.

    After falling 16-25 in the first game of the match, Henry County bounced back in a big way, storming past Carroll County 25-17 and 25-13 in the second and third games.

  • Air traffic control not a problem

    Two games into the season, Eminence High School has developed a reputation for passing.

    So it was only natural that the Trimble County High School Raiders would focus on Brandon and Justin Mitchell. Justin Mitchell, after all, set more than a couple records for receiving the last time the Warriors took the field.

    Much to the Raiders’ chagrin, however, the Warriors can run the ball just about as well as they can pass it.

  • Wildcats go claw-to-claw with Bellevue

    All it took was one play. Just one.

    And it was a play that some coaches in the same position might not make. Go for the safe choice, and a point-after-touchdown, or go for the win on a two-point conversion?

    With the Henry County Wildcats up by one perilous point against Bellevue after a Tigers’ touchdown, Bellevue went all or nothing.

    They went for two — and got it.

    “They made one more play than we did,” Henry County Head Coach Jason Spencer said. “They went for two and converted.”

  • For small churches, upkeep is costly

    When times are tight economically, most families will do what they can to cut spending so they can afford the necessities.

    Jeff Bramel, pastor of Pleasureville United Methodist Church, said sometimes hard times will force families to stop tithing, making a bad economy even worse for smaller churches like his.

  • Bank warns residents of phone scam

    A new phone scam has worked its way into Henry County, and its after your debit card number.

    Carroll Yates, President of Farmer’s Deposit Bank in Eminence, said his bank received one call Monday during business hours, and then several more after business hours about an automated call some customers — and non-customers — received.

    The source number for the automated call has varied, with one customer reporting that the caller ID showed their own phone number calling. Another reported a phone number out of Bedford, Texas.