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Today's News

  • 'THAT GRIEF IS NEVER GOING TO LEAVE’

    Dr. Karen Shay knows, all too well, the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
    Her daughter Sarah died after overdosing on methadone. She was 19.
    Shay, who lives in Morehead, shared her story, and her daughter’s story, in an appearance with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at Henry County High School last week. The two were on hand, specifically, to talk to the school’s freshmen.

  • Johnny Lee Gibson trial under way

    Even nearly four years later, reliving the morning of May 2, 2008, elicits intense physical reaction from Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    On the witness stand Monday, Bibelhauser recalled the day when two armed men wearing ski-type masks broke into her Ballardsville home and terrorized her family, stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuables, confining her and her son in a bathroom and forcing her husband to drive to a nearby bank to cash checks totaling more than $3,000.

  • Coupon basics from the Goddess

    I digressed a bit last week with a lesson about online shopping. Hope you didn’t mind too much. Today, we’re back to coupons and I’m going to give you the basics.

    There is a difference between a purchase and a transaction. Each individual item is one purchase. All of your items together make up a transaction. Seems rudimentary, I know, but some cashiers need to be educated on this point.

  • Warriors fall to Panthers; miss 19 free-throw attempts

    In close games, fundamentals can make the difference between a win or a loss.

    The Eminence Warriors learned that Saturday night in a 47-43 loss to the Carroll County Panthers. Even a slightly better performance from the free-throw line would have changed the tide of the game.

    “We missed 19 free throws,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “It was a bad free-throw shooting night all together.”

    Brandon Mitchell hit just 12 of his 23 attempts, Brandon Lane was 4-for-8, Justin Mitchell was 0-2, and Jalen Dixie was 3-for-5.

  • Lady Cats trounce panthers for 5th straight win

    On Jan. 14, the Henry County Lady Cats snapped a five-game losing streak, and started what has turned into a five-game winning streak.

    On Jan. 28, a night they honored their two seniors, the Lady Cats pummled the Ludlow Panthers 52-16.

    The Lady Cats won easily, despite the absence of starting point guard Aly Stanley — sidelined with an ankle sprain, and with limited first-half playing time from senior Katie Setters, who was in foul trouble early. It was a win that saw contributions from each player, and the defense and offense were firing on all cylinders.

  • Cats snap 5-game losing streak

    For a few minutes during their Friday night game against North Oldham, it seemed as though the Henry County Wildcats were set to end a losing streak.

    But the Mustangs weren’t ready to give up, and came back to defeat the Cats 51-45.

    Henry County was frustrated and disappointed, despite playing a strong game.

    The next night, against Williamstown, they would release their frustration, garnering a 19-point win, which was not as close as the score might indicate.

  • Short-handed Warriors take two lumps

    In the course of rebuilding a basketball program, some nights are going to be rough.

    Generally, coaches know ahead of time which games are going to hurt.

    Friday afternoon, Bill Covington knew the game against Carroll County the next day was going to be painful. And painful it was, as the Warriors took a 64-10 loss square on the chin.

    Covington already knew starting senior guard Rhea Brees was going to be out with a knee injury.

  • 1862: James Cureton buys 65 acres on Drennon Creek for $1,007.50

    200 Years Ago

    Hugh Baker, constable of Henry County, presented a bill to the February 1812 term of County Court for $10.75.  The bill was for arresting Lawson Moore, Margaret Hammon, and Ann, James and Amos Kelly on charges of committing a felony (unspecified) in March and April of 1811.  Part of the bill was for summoning witnesses at the rate of 12.5-cents each.

  • February 1952: Halcyon Hotel Owner found dead

    Hotel Owner found dead

    Charles W. Bauer, 76, owner and operator of the Halcycon Hotel, farmer, and extensive property owner at Eminence, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. He had been to the Henry County Clinic in the morning and returned to the hotel.

    He went to the furnace room and while upstairs evidently suffered a heart attack and fell. He was dead on the stairway when found by Mayor A.N. Miles.

  • Renovating pastures is easy in February

    One of the cheapest ways to improve pastures and hay fields is also one of the easiest.  The process we know as pasture renovation is simply adding legumes to existing cool-season grass pastures and hay fields.  

    It’s inexpensive because with the addition of nitrogen fixing legumes into the field, we can save on expensive nitrogen fertilizers, and at the same time, we get a boost in both yield and quality of the forage from the field.