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Today's News

  • Local Buzz for the week of Jan. 4

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday at 4 p.m., at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Despite dry summer, county saw 61 inches of rain in 2011

    During the 2011 growing season, several of my columns mentioned the fairly severe drought in Henry County which occurred in July and August. These months are prime growing season days, with several critical processes taking place in our crops and vegetables.  We suffered diminished yields in virtually all crops, including corn, soybeans, tobacco, vegetables, fruits, hay and pasture.  

  • Henry County 
resident sues health dept.

    A former employee of the North Central District Health Department has filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired unjustly.

    Angela Roberts of Henry County, a nurse with the health department, claims in her lawsuit, filed Dec. 21 in Shelby Circuit Court, that she was fired because health department officials found out she had notified the Labor Cabinet when the health department refused to pay her for overtime hours she had worked.

  • Court to set rules for liquor sales

    With the vote now in the past, Henry County and New Castle city officials now have the task of compiling ordinances to regulate the sale of by-the-drink liquor sales.

    Voters supported the “moist” issue by a 2-1 margin in both a countywide referendum and a New Castle referendum held Dec. 13. By-the-drink liquor sales will only be available when served with a meal in restaurants with seating for 50 or more customers.

  • Attorney suggests new policies for P’Ville clerk

    One month after a city commissioner said she would call for an audit of the city, Pleasureville has received a letter from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Pleasureville City Attorney Bill Brammell said the city received a letter expressing concerns about the very issues that Commissioner Pam Bramblett raised during the commission’s December meeting.

  • Coach happy with defensive progress

    When it comes to defense, Eminence co-head coach Bill Covington is fairly happy with his team.
    When it comes to the team’s offense, he’s not as happy.

    The team, he said, played well defensively in its two games last week, but offensively fell flat.

    “Turnovers are really hurting us,” he said.

    The problem, Covington said, includes trying to turn some players into point guards who simply are not point guards and have no experience playing the position.

  • Christmas tournaments bring mixed bag for Warriors

    Santa Claus brought the Eminence Warriors a mixed bag of presents in a pair of Christmas tournaments last week.

    Their first gift was a lump of coal delivered on a last-second put-back by Evangel Christian in the Portland Christian Holiday Classic. Evangel won the game 59-57.

    “We had a 5-point lead with 30 seconds to go,” head coach Chris Nethery said. But three missed free throws in a row, combined with four turnovers in the final minute were a fatal blow, putting a cap on a frustrating three-game skid.

  • Despite losses, Gilley sees improvement in Ladycats

    Four games in three days is enough to make any basketball team a little tired.

    Against Fern Creek on Friday, the Henry County Ladycats ran out of gas, and lost 26-42.

    “There’s no excuse, they played four games too,” head coach Todd Gilley said. “But we looked like we were running in mud. It’s not for a lack of effort, we just looked a step slow in that game.”

    The loss was the last game in the Pinkham Automotive Christmas Classic in Elizabethtown.

  • Cats go 2-1 in Capital City Tourney

    It’s time to shake off the Christmas ham and turkey, and play some basketball.

    Or at least that’s what Henry County basketball coach Enoch Welch wants to see. His Wildcats are coming off of a strong 2-1 performance in the Capital City Invitational last week, and now are hosting the annual Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “There’s a lot of good teams coming in here,” Welch said. “Four games in three days... (we’re) going to be very tired. Our guys are going to have to get their legs ready.”

  • Public record for the week of Dec. 28

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Dec. 19

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II