Today's News

  • Lady Warriors drop four at KCD Holiday Classic

    After losing all four games in the KCD Holiday Classic last week, the Eminence girls’ basketball team has now dropped nine straight and is 1-10 this season.

    The Lady Warriors lost to Sayre (47-13) on Monday, host Kentucky Country Day (48-28) on Tuesday, Shawnee (48-31) on Wednesday and Brown (36-27) on Thursday in four consecutive days to close out 2010. Their one win this year was against Evangel Christian on Dec. 7, and since that time have dropped nine straight.

  • Agriculture remains a bright spot

    Although the economy has weathered some of its toughest years since the Great Depression, there has been one bright spot for Kentucky: Agriculture.  The new year, in fact, may just bring a new record with it.

    If all goes well, farm receipts could top $5 billion in 2011, or $1 billion more than just several years ago.

  • Thank you for help with Eagle Scout Project

    This year marked the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts in the United States as well as the year that I completed the requirements necessary to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. I belong to BSA troop 109 which is sponsored by St. Francis in the Field Church in Prospect, but I live in Smithfield and wanted to thank all of my friends in Henry County who really helped make it possible for me to become an Eagle.

  • Library News

    We hope you had a wonderful holiday!  2011 is off to a great start here at the library.

    January is National Blood Donation Month. The need is great, so stop by the library to donate from 2-6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 6.
    Story time is back on Mondays at 10 a.m., featuring books, songs and crafts! 

    Lego Club will meet from 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8.
    If you’re 13-18 years old, you won’t want to miss Teen Open Gaming from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 13

  • Master Cattleman class starts soon

    All folks interested in enrolling in the 2011 Master Cattleman Class are encouraged to call the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811.  This is for virtually everyone in the cattle industry, primarily beef cattle, regardless of experience.  We are putting the class together in the next couple of weeks, and the first session of the year will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Sewing club is ready to get started

    If you have an interest in learning about fabrics, patterns, and sewing machines then the 4-H Sewing Club is for you.  The advanced club will be meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service.  The advanced club is for members who have sewn with the group last year.  The beginning group will start on the following Monday, Jan. 31, at the same time and place.

  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth starts Jan. 16

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Cooperative Extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ Challenge called “Winter 2011 SSHW Challenge.”  This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, runs from Sunday, Jan. 16, through Saturday, Feb. 26.  Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals. 

  • BIRTH: Ella Kyon Russell

    Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Russell of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Kyon Russell, born Nov. 15, 2010, at Central Baptist in Lexington. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burchett, Paintsville and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Russell, Smithfield.

  • Public records for the week of January 5, 2011

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    John Redman, theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal trespass, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/29.
    Shelly R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/29.
    Melissa Carraco, nonsupport, arrested by Keith Perry on 12/31.

    District Court
    Monday, Dec. 27
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

  • Bipolar disorder is common, impacts family & friends

    By Gregory Stewart