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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 30, 2009

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Story Time at the Henry County Library at 10 a.m. for ages 2 to 5. For more information call (502) 845-5682.

    Thursday, October 1

  • KHS, HCSO remove horses

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six neglected horses were removed Monday, Sept. 21, from a property at 6129 Bethlehem Road.

    The property is owned by Joan Poole, reportedly of Louisville.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reported the case to the Henry County Sheriff’s office and the Humane Society after receiving an anonymous tip.

    A source familiar with the situation contacted the Local, and said they contacted PETA and other agencies, as well as the Local, but wanted to remain anonymous.

  • County runners compete at NCKC Owen County meet

    Sports editor

    Both high schools in Henry County competed on a tough Owen County course at a North Central Kentucky Conference meet last Tuesday.

    Cassey Fischer and Eric Phillips led Henry County High School with third-place finishes in the varsity races, while Trey Hernandez placed 18th in the boys’ race and Shelby Potter placed 21st in the girls’ race to lead Eminence High School.

  • Ladycats progressing, still looking for their first win

    Sports editor

    Katie Setters scored one goal to even out the scoreboard during the first half last Monday night, but the visiting Spencer County players combined for two more goals during the second half to hand Henry County its seventh soccer loss of the season and leave the squad still searching for its first win.

  • The Nitty Gritty of dog obedience

    Staff writer/photographer

    An open mind is a key item on Debbie Gish’s checklist for her four-week basic Nitty Gritty Dog Obedience course.

    Gish, who said her methodology differs from what some dog owners have come to expect, has worked professionally with dogs since 1972.

    “If you train a dog to shake hands,” Gish said, “then you’re going to have the dog’s paw in your lap all the time.”

  • Eminence to induct six in Hall of Fame this weekend

    Sports editor

    The fifth class of the Eminence High School Hall of Fame will be honored when the high school’s football team takes on Gallatin County this Friday and officially inducted the following night inside the EHS cafeteria at 6 p.m.

  • Adopted by Class of ‘99

    The paper work has yet to start, but I’ve decided to make myself eligible to be adopted by the Henry County High School Class of 1999. I’m crossing my fingers hoping they accept this invitation.

  • Telling Kentucky's Story

    Staff writer/photographer

    They sat quietly while an 18th century Cherokee chief told them his story.

    Eastern Elementary students sat “Indian style” on the auditorium floor last Thursday to learn the story of Atta kul kulla, the peace chief of the Cherokee nation in the 18th century United States.

    The assembly was sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council’s program, Telling Kentucky’s Story, and presented as a Chautaqua, a historical recreation.

  • Henry Co. boys’ golf finish regular season with win

    Sports editor

    The Henry County boys’ golf team capped off their regular season with a Walton-Verona victory last Wednesday and was given a forfeit win over Seneca on Thursday before turning its attention to the Sixth Region Tournament.

    It was the end to what coach Steve Dent said was an impressive regular season. Heading into the regional tourney, he said the Wildcats were on pace to have one of their best outings ever. Region was held at Seneca Golf Course in Louisville all day Tuesday.

  • Agritourism has become big business for Kentucky

    One of the most positive gains farming has made over the last decade has been its partnership with another of our signature industries: tourism.

    To get a better understanding of just how much agritourism has grown during that time, consider that it accounted for about $1 million in income in 2001, but $3.2 million by 2007.

    September in Kentucky is Agritourism Month, which is appropriate since the fall festival season is the most popular time of year for farms that open their doors to the public.