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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    7U Travel Baseball Ball Tryouts for the 2013 Season
    There will be open baseball tryouts for the 2013 7-year-old travel team.  Tryouts will be from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Shelbyville’s Settles Gym. Birthdates for participants must be after April 2005. Please call or text (502) 220-2558 or email kybombsquad@gmail.com for more information.

    Kurtz competes in cross country nationals

  • A past due Thanksgiving notice

    My parents and grandparents ingrained a sense of thankfulness in all of us in my family.

     I am past due, since the holidays approach more rapidly every year, on giving my thanks in the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    First and foremost, I must thank local historian Hammer Smith for allowing me to divert his attention every few weeks from important research.

  • Growing up in Eminence during WWII

    Editor’s note: The following was written by the author in response to a question from his grandson, Colby

     

    By Anthony T. Ellis

    Colby, to answer your question, how did I join the Navy? I received a NROTC scholarship from high school. There were 2,500 of us selected nationwide from 35,000 applicants. The idea was to supplement the officer graduates from the Naval Academy since the academy wasn’t producing enough officers to man the fleet.

    We were given regular commissions vs. reserve commissions.

  • 1837: Ellis, Drane to build new jail

    200 Years Ago

    On a motion by Hezekiah Fore, at the December term of County Court, it was ordered that Gavin Adams, Rhody Hendricks, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder, or any three of them, being first duly sworn to view and mark a road to run from Fore’s (Foree’s) Ferry on the Ohio River to the town of New Castle. After examining the way chosen fairly and impartially they were to report their findings to the court.

  • Student of the Week: Eminence Middle School Josephine Scott

    Josephine Scott is a 6th grader at

    Eminence Middle School.

     

    What is your favorite subject?

    Social studies. I like learning about the Civil War and slavery and how people were treated long ago.

     

    Do you have any pets?

    We have a guinea pig named Bugsy, three dogs named Lady, Bear and Polly.

     

    What do you like to do for fun?

    I hang out with my friends and listen to music. We like to play soccer too.

     

    Where do you want to travel?

  • Student of the Week: Henry County Middle School Chris Mertz

    Chris is a 6th grader at HCMS.

    What is your favorite subject?
    I like math because it is easy. I like to do hard problems when it gets into the thousands.
    Do you have any pets?
    We have rabbits, ducks, turkeys and dogs. My dogs are Lily, Half Pint, Charlie and Roo.
    What do you like to do for fun?
    I like to go into the woods. I like looking for squirrels. We play kick ball and basketball and we hunt deer and squirrels.
    Where do you want to travel?

  • Khloe Brown gets 10-point buck

    Khloe Brown, age 9, of New Castle shot this 10-point buck on a farm in Port Royal. She is the daughter of Stephanie Decker and Adam Brown.

  • Public Record for the week of Dec. 5

    Marriages

    Lori Raisor, Sulphur, to Gary Ervin, Sulphur.

    Divorces

    Michael Mathis, Smithfield, and Helen Mathis, Smithfield.

    Earl Murray, Crestwood, and Belinda Martin, Eminence.

    Gregory Bryner, Smithfield, and Wanda Morris, Smithfield

    Property Transfers

  • KY 146 realignment route chosen

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has chosen the realignment route for KY 146 with the least amount of invasive construction, and work is slated to begin in 2016.

    At the end of April, the KYTC held a public meeting at New Castle Elementary School with project managers and engineering firm GRW Inc. Engineers and transportation cabinet officials presented three routes on aerial and survey maps for the public. The cabinet has chosen alternate 3 with finalized design plans projected by early 2013.

  • Taking LEGOs to the Xtreme

    Eminence Middle and High School Robo Challenge Xtreme teams learn collaboration, teamwork and problem solving while building and programming LEGO robots in Steve Metcalfe’s LEGO Robotics Club.

    Students design and program their own LEGO robots to achieve 14 different missions for themed competitions at the regional and state levels. Students can’t rely on remote control, but embrace the disciplines of math, science, technology and engineering for programming turns and tasks requiring sensor recognition of colored pieces.