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Today's News

  • For Berry, ‘It All Turns on Affection’

    Since the 1960s, he has been a voice for rural America, and in 2011, President Barack Obama dubbed him “a voice for the land,” when presenting Wendell Berry with the National Humanities Medal.

    Berry, of Port Royal, has been honored again for his works, his advocacy and defense of the rural lifestyle and his commitment to the land, when, in February, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him to give the 41st Jefferson Lecture in Humanities.

  • Public record for the week of March 7

    Marriages

    • Cherry Lee Reynolds, 62, Worthville, to Rudolph Reynolds, 62, Worthville.
    • Whitney Lynn Setters, 22, Eminence, to Travis Blake Jackson, 26, Eminence.
    • Amanda Leeann Powell, 29, Smithfield, to Kyle William Ricketts, 28, Pleasureville.
    • Regina R. Estes, 67, Eminence, to Lillard Adams, 73, Pleasureville.

    Zoning permits

  • A lifelong love

    Since graduating from Eminence High School in 1979, Robert Pettit has spent his entire career in law enforcement.

    In a telephone interview Monday, Pettit, who now lives in North Carolina, said he recalls writing an essay in sixth grade, in which he told about wanting to be a Kentucky State Police trooper when he grew up. “I knew at a very young age that’s what I wanted to do.”

  • Mayor drops PVFD funding request

    What seemed like an ordinary request to the Pleasureville City Commission for additional fire department funding left Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young visibly frustrated.

    Young had presented a request from the fire department to help pay for a fire truck repair bill of $17,000. “I wondered if the city could do any help,” he said. “All the city has paid on (the truck) is some of the insurance and utilities. That’s all the city’s been out on the fire department for 20 years.”

  • Storms sidestep Henry; tornadoes confirmed in Trimble

    A series of deadly storms swept through the Kentuckiana region Friday afternoon.

    Between Southern Indiana and parts of Kentucky, 40 people lost their lives, and thousands more lost their homes to the storms that destroyed Henryville, Marysville and New Pekin, Ind., as well as West Liberty in Kentucky. Dozens more communities were touched, in some way, by the storms.

    But Henry County was relatively unscathed in the storms.

  • Schools in Henry County will not release early

    Neither Eminence Independent nor Henry County Public Schools will release early today because of the pending severe weather threat.

    HCPS Superintendent said the district issued a OneCall Now statement alerting parents to the district's decision, but said that parents could pick their students up early.

  • Public Record for week of Feb. 29

    Marriages

    • Carolyn Marie Long, 63, Smithfield to Thomas Allen Breeden, 68, Smithfield.
    • Susan Russell Diaz, 54, Campbellsburg, to Neal Allen Wright, 5, Mishawaka, Ind.

    Divorces

  • Local Buzz for the week of Feb. 29

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    New Castle United Methodist Church is sponsoring  a chili cook off /chili dinner and gospel sing from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, March 3. Chili, sandwiches, hotdogs, dessert and drinks. Presale tickets are $8 and $4. The gospel sing will be from 4 to 9 p.m. If you need more information please call (502) 845-4181.

  • Cats' hoops season comes to an end

    There is an old adage in basketball that says it is hard to beat a team three times in one season when they are evenly matched.

    The Gallatin County Wildcats learned that lesson last week, facing the Henry County Wildcats for the third time, ending Henry County’s season in a nail-biter 60-58 win in the 31st District tournament.

    It was a tough loss for Henry’s four seniors: Austin Dunn, Jake Hartlage, Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings. The pain of the loss was written on their faces as they left the floor with their teammates.

  • Lady Cats’ season comes to an end

    On paper, it wasn’t really going to be a contest.

    Coming into the second round of the 31st District tournament, the Henry County Lady Cats couldn’t have been faulted for thinking they had a huge mountain to climb.

    Many saw the game as a formality for the highly ranked Owen County Lady Rebels.

    Based on records, rankings and previous matchups between the two teams, it seemed likely that a Lady Rebels rout was in the making.