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Today's News

  • Fall challenge will focus on health

    The last year has been anything but easy for Kentucky, with every season leaving a major crisis in its wake.

    First, there were last fall’s high winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.  The winter, of course, will long be remembered for a devastating storm that turned out to be the most expensive in Kentucky’s history.  During the spring and summer, torrential rains led to flash floods, first in Eastern Kentucky and then in Louisville.

    This fall, it appears the major challenge for the state will focus more on health rather than weather.

  • Ladycats hold off Spencer County

    In their only game on the volleyball court last week, the Henry County Ladycats used a couple of surges to hold off Spencer County in the first game then easily won the second to win the best-of-three series, 25-20, 25-13.

    The Ladycats improved to 6-4 overall with two games this week — Tuesday at Gallatin County and Thursday at Walton-Verona — and a home match against cross-county rival Eminence next Monday starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Alcan hits the spot for Eminence archery team

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Oct. 7, the Eminence Independent Schools’ archery team will board a bus to compete in a world tournament at Disney World.

    But participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s first world tournament wasn’t a given a few months ago, when Coach Dwayne Douglas suddenly died.

  • Beautiful day marred by tragedy

    It was a beautiful day to ride.

    Clear blue sky, moderate temperatures, low humidity and a slight hint of fall crisp in the air.

    But Tuesday, Sept. 1, would be the last day Eminence resident Bobby Nolan would throw his leg over the seat of his 1982 Honda motorcycle.

    I didn’t know Bobby, at least not personally. But I knew of the older gentleman who rode an old white Honda motorcycle around. I saw that bike, and its rider, many times at Dairy Queen.

  • Warriors remember Coach D

    Before the Eminence football players loaded the bus to travel to play Kentucky Country Day, they ate a pre-game meal at Hometown Pizza with assistant coach Paul McDowell and made a stop by the Eminence Cemetery to visit the resting place of former assistant coach Dewayne Douglas.

  • Shaolin is giving back

    Staff writer/photographer

    About 20 Henry County Shaolin Do students warmed up at the community center in Eminence.

    The students were practicing to test for blue, green, brown or black belts in martial arts last week, but trainer Chuck Cornett said he feels the community at  large is being tested in a different way.

    Cornett believes the economy has left families struggling to put food on the table. He and fellow instructor Don Rohr want to help.

  • New legislation to help Kentucky’s hungry families

    As the economic recession persists and unemployment rates continue to rise, families in the Commonwealth and across America are facing serious hardships stemming from loss of income, foreclosure and unmanageable debt.  As a result, many have been forced to turn to food banks, pantries, and other charitable organizations for assistance.  

  • Help needed for Veterans Day assembly

    I hate asking anyone for anything — especially donations. But we have an idea for this year’s Veterans Day Assembly at the high school, and Junior ROTC can’t go it alone — we just don’t have the money.  Please read this letter and let us know if you can help make a veteran’s experience even more rewarding this year.

  • Cyclist dies from injuries

    General Manager

    A New Castle man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Robert F. Nolan, 75, was riding north on Kentucky 55 when Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, lost control of his truck at around 3:56 Tuesday afternoon.

  • Tis the season for ... weatherization?

    Staff writer/photographer

    The official start to winter is about 14 weeks away, but one local agency wants residents to think ahead for the frigid temperatures.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency encourages Henry County residents to apply for a federally-funded weatherization program.