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Today's News

  • Sports Brief-Hensley, Peyton make all 5th Region Team

    Seventh grader Maddie Hensley and junior Mackenzie Peyton were named to the 2013 All-5th Region team as voted on by coaches from the region.

    This is Peyton’s third all-region honor and Hensley’s first.

    Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart was named the player of the year and Leslie Bender of Sacred Heart was named coach of the year.

    Others on the team include Sarah Son of Christian Academy of Louisville, Meredith Moir of Sacred Heart, and Jordan Webb and Madison Thomas, both of Shelby County.

  • Cburg Council looks at fairness

    One week after another Henry County city declined to consider a fairness ordinance, the Campbellsburg City Council asked their city attorney to draft a similar ordinance.

    Campbellsburg resident Punkin Burk approached the council about the ordinance, pointing to Pleasureville, where a similar ordinance died for lack of a second on a motion to adopt.

  • Opera:The soundtrack of a life

    Troy Cook didn’t let his small town upbringing stop him from a life on the big stage.

    From Eminence High School chorus and church youth choir to the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the love of music has given Cook the soundtrack of his life.

    Cook started humming and singing as a child. He would carry home a  tune taught in nursery school in his head where he would play it out by ear on the piano. He would perform the songs from Little Orphan Annie in front of his family’s fireplace.

  • Woman reports drunk, gets 10 years

    Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad ordered a woman to serve 10 years after the woman reported  intoxicated at Oldham County Jail.

    Melinda Bayorek previously requested Judge Conrad to allow her to serve 30 days, due to a violation, in Oldham County instead of Carroll County jail. Conrad consented to her request, but Bayorek tested upon arrival with a blood alcohol level of .206.

  • UCB to open new location in Eminence

    United Citizens Bank will add an Eminence branch by 2014 in the building formerly occupied by Five Star gas station, and projects additional expansions.

    Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of United Citizens Bank and Trust, said the bank’s board will accept bids for the additional construction needed at the location, but at this time, doesn’t have an exact opening date.

  • Eminence Middle School students get writing lesson from Ky author

    Jennifer Montgomery wanted her eighth grade students to learn about writing.

    The Eminence language arts teacher invited Contemporary Young Adult Kentucky author Katie McGarry to help.

    On Friday, Nov. 15, McGarry shared her experiences with Montgomery’s Eminence Middle School students.

  • Canadian archeological dig doesn’t produce Henry Countian’s remains

    Canadian archeologists discovered two anomalies thought to be shallow grave shafts after analyzing preliminary ground penetrating radar results. Foster Bartlett, a Henry Countian who enlisted in the War of 1812, remains weren’t found.

    One of those graves was believed to contain to the remains of Henry Countian Foster Bartlett, who enlisted in the Kentucky Mounted Infantry during the War of 1812. The archeologists finished the dig last week.

  • Schlosnagle receives prestigious FFA American Star Award

    By Todd Martin

    Landmark News Service

    As a young girl, Chelsey Schlosnagle started selling eggs to friends, neighbors and church members as a fun way to be involved with the poultry on her parents’ farm.

    Maybe thirty dozen or so,” she said.

  • Film features actors from Shelby and Henry Counties

    By Beth Herrinton-Hodge

    Landmark News Service

    Two award-winning Shelby County filmmakers have completed their second feature film, The Hepburn Girls, shot in and around Shelby County and using several familiar faces.

    Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager donate a labor-of-love to their film production projects, from developing scripts, selecting the actors and filming locations, shooting and editing the film, and raising funds for production. Many of the expenses have been borne out of their pockets.

  • Trouble in Zen: Retreat residents file lawsuit in Carroll County

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    Landmark News Service

    Seven residents of a Zen retreat off of Gilgal Road in Carroll County have filed a civil suit against three other members, including the Bodhidharma Monastery’s spiritual leader.

    The suit, filed Oct. 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, alleges breach of contract against the defendants – Buddhist monk Ha Hong Luu, board president; Huang Tran of Crestwood, board vice president; and Catherine Pham of Germantown, Md., board secretary.