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Today's News

  • Eminence man charged with rape

    Staff writer/photographer

    A well-known figure in Eminence plead not guilty to  charge of first degree rape in Henry County District Court.

    James W. “Foxy” Wright, 57, was arrested Aug. 8th and charged with the class B felony.

    The arrest was based on a complaint filed by an adult woman with the Eminence Police Department. The victim’s name has not been released.

  • Volunteers needed

    Wow! What an interesting year this has been so far! We have been lucky enough to have some wonderful volunteers at Tri-County Community Action Agency. The citizens of our community have really been an asset to our seniors; however, we need a few more to assist in the aging services programs. As an incentive, Sage Hospitality is offering a free or discounted hotel stay in any of their 53 hotels in exchange for 8 hours of volunteer service at a 501(c)3 organization (that’s us!). They call it Give a day Get a night and it is in effect until December 20, 2009.

  • Trials and tribulations in the rain

    It was the popular question last week. “Have you floated away yet?”

    No, I told my mother, we hadn’t. We live on a hill. Sort of.

    After two years of scorching summers with not nearly enough rain to suit the tastes of local farmers, this has been one water-logged summer.

    And as much as I know we need rain — but not in 1 inch, 30-minute downpours — sometimes I look at the sky and ask if enough isn’t enough already.

    The wild storms have given me some time to practice lightning photography ... with frustrating results.

  • Sports Briefs

    Henry Baughman

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Category 2 National Public Parks Tennis 70s Doubles Championship in Columbia, SC, on Aug. 2. Baughman partnered with Lester Sack (LA) to defeated Jim Fernstrom and Neil Vogot (SC) 6-1, 6-1 and in the finals defeated Ron Kieger and Dave Sloan (SC) 6-3, 6-1.

    In singles play, Baughman defeated Joe Pundt (Germany) 6-1, 6-1 and No. 1 seeded Bob Mathis (FL) 6-3, 6-0, before losing to Lester Sack 4-6, 2-6.

  • Thanks for making safety a priority

    Last week brought about many very positive changes for students and parents of Henry County High School and Middle School.  One change appreciated by all is the turning lane that was installed in front of the middle school and high school campus.  As anyone who travels that route can tell you, it is a very welcome addition.  Parents, students, staff, bus drivers, community members and others just passing through are experiencing a much safer commute because of the efforts of State Representative Rick Rand, County Judge Executive John Logan Brent, and

  • HCMS student 65th at World Champs

    Playing against the best young golfers from around the world, Henry County Middle School seventh-grader MacKenzie Peyton finished 65th at the US Kids Golf World Championship, improving from her 85th-place outing in the same event last August.

  • HCPS: An ounce of prevention

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s all about prevention.

    HCPS district school nurse Melissa Jeffries said a letter will be sent to the homes of all students this week outlining the district’s commitment to flu prevention.

    Jeffries said HCPS is taking its direction from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 12, 2009

    Wednesday, August 12

    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.

    CARE Team coalition luncheon will be held at the library at noon. Please RSVP for lunch (502) 878-0001.

    Thursday, August 13

  • Despite being landlocked, Kentucky has plenty of shore line

    Kentucky may technically be a land-locked state, but it certainly does not lack in shoreline.  Lake Cumberland alone, for example, has almost as much as our country’s entire Pacific coast, all 1,293 miles of it.

    No state outside of Alaska has more streams and rivers, and our 1,500 miles of navigable waterways are double the length of our interstates.

    In other words, we know water.

    It was with that thought in mind that House and Senate leaders decided earlier this year to create a committee dedicated solely to our streams, rivers and lakes.

  • Heat-related injuries have been a hot topic despite the cool temperatures

    After all the talk from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association about heat-related injuries and prevention, I will say that it’s been a bit of an ironic summer.