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Today's News

  • 1972 was pivotal year for Ky. environment

    In many ways, the modern era of environmental awareness began in the early 1970s, with the start of Earth Day and the congressional passage of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts.

    For Kentucky, 1972 was a pivotal year because that was when the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet was created.  Another milestone came four years later, when the first Governor’s Conference on the Environment was held.

  • Duncan’s word is good

    I am writing this letter in reference to the uproar over EPD Chief Carey Duncan shooting a dog.

    It has always been my belief that actions speak louder than words. I have known Carey Duncan for about 30 years, and his actions have always been that of a professional and courteous officer of the law.

  • JROTC meets medal donation goal

    Readers will remember that we sent in a letter about three weeks ago, asking for help in purchasing medals to present to our veterans at this year’s Veterans Day assembly.  This is to update everyone that we no longer are asking for donations — we met (and exceeded) our goal, a week ahead of schedule!

  • Role model for teens

    While scrolling down my Facebook page last Saturday night, I came across a post from one of my friends inviting everyone to come out to Franklinton Baptist Church the following morning to hear a guest speaker talk about teen culture. Thanks to my new addiction (Facebook) and Melissa Blankenship’s post, that’s exactly where I was 12 hours later.

  • Eminence edges Gallatin, 12-6

    Brad Tapia caught a pass from Dre Banta in the back of the end zone, then the Eminence Warriors held Gallatin County from scoring on four tries in a wild finish that gave Eminence a 12-6 overtime victory, a 4-2 overall record and a perfect 2-0 start in district play.

  • Wreck shuts down 71

    The collision of two tractor trailer trucks on I-71 last week closed the interstate for several hours.

    The two trucks collided on I-71 around 4 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, and resulted in long delays throughout the morning rush hour and beyond.

    The driver of a northbound truck, John Hauser of Akron, Ohio, struck a semi that had stopped in the right lane. Hauser’s vehicle rolled over into the median and both vehicles caught fire. Kentucky State Police reported the semi that was stopped had experienced power failure.

  • The fifth class inducted to the Eminence Hall of Fame

    The Eminence High School Hall of Fame got six new members over the weekend when the fifth class was recognized at halftime of Eminence’s football game Friday night and officially inducted Saturday with a ceremony inside the high school’s cafeteria.

    Joining the first four classes were Ed Berry, Sr., Bill Brammell, Dewayne Douglas, Kent Floyd, William Leslie Land and Jim McAlister. The Hall of Fame is not just for athletes, but for those that contributed the most to make EHS what it is today, Eminence principal Steve Frommeyer said.

  • Cassey Fischer, Eric Phillips lead Henry cross country squad at Greater Louisville Classic

    Racing quantity and quality, the Henry County cross country team toed the starting line against the top area runners at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville on Saturday and finished with some impressive results.

    The meet was packed with four college races, four high school races and two middle school races, which made it the largest college cross country meet ever held in the South.

  • Courthouse clock ticks again

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dennis Yeary isn’t quite sure of the day the New Castle courthouse clock stopped ticking, but he is positive of the time and pretty sure why.

    “The clock’s been stuck at 11:55 since it was struck by lightning,” he said. Yeary estimated the strike occurred earlier this summer.

    David Neal, who restored the original clock, was contacted to make the repair. “It’s such a unique profession,” Yeary said.

  • HC girls drop soccer games at Scott, Spencer

    With the 16th District Tournament starting Monday night, the Henry County girls’ soccer team dropped games to Scott County and Spencer County last week, and close out the regular season with games at Owen County and George Rogers Clark. The Ladycats entered this week with a 0-9-2 record.

    Despite the Scott and Spencer losses, head coach Shannon Snider was still impressed with how his team performed. It is just Henry’s second year having a soccer program and the tough schedule is not an easy one.