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Today's News

  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was hot and muggy, but that didn’t dampen the spirits at Henry County’s Relay For Life event Friday night.

    Despite a down economy, Henry County Relay for Life is close to hitting its $95,000 fundraising goal.

    For one Henry County resident, the event was an opportunity to make Relay’s 25th anniversary a special one.

  • EIS picks Orton to be interim superintendent

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools board president Brenda Chism said Director of Pupils and Personnel William Orton will act as interim superintendent for the district as of today, Wednesday, July 1.

    “Darlene (Bates) recommended him,” she said, “and he has offered to step in until we hire a long-term superintendent.”

    As DPP, Orton oversees truancy issues.

    Orton has superintendent certification and retired from the Jefferson County school system before coming to EIS.

  • Historical society hosts quarterly meeting

    The Henry County Historical Society hosted their quarterly membership meeting the evening of June 15 at the Cooperative Extension office. President Jim Kleinert gave a summary of the June 8 board meeting and reviewed the renovation work being done at the History Center. Linda Roberts gave a presentation on the historical significance of the Drennon Springs area, and everyone was treated to ice cream sundaes.

  • No adults allowed, sort of; arcade offers youth a safe place to hang out

    Staff writer/photographer

    No adults allowed unless accompanied by children 18 years old or younger. That’s the rule at Bobby Sue’s Arcade.

    The game room for the 18 and younger crowd opens its doors today from noon until 9 p.m. at 5242 Main Street in Eminence. There will be a grand opening event Saturday, July 4.

    The decor conjures a 1950’s vibe with a jukebox and classic arcade games, but proprietor Kathy Braden said the idea has universal appeal.

  • Rucker resigns city post

    General Manager

    For the second time in his political career, Campbellsburg Mayor Carl Rucker has resigned his post.

    And, for the second time, that resignation comes because of concerns about his health. Rucker, 73, is battling blood clots — for which he was recently hospitalized — and shoulder pain.

    “I thought that, for my health reasons and age reasons ... that I’d let myself off the hook of some of the stress that is related to being mayor of a town,” he said Monday.

  • HC EMS " A Model Service

    This spring I received calls from the Pendleton County and Owen County Judges saying they had been told we were the county to call with questions about running an efficient EMS service.  On June 18, I polled the surrounding counties about where their services stood financially.  As you read these numbers, I think you will see why our EMS service is the envy of the other counties.  Here are the findings of revenues versus expenses:  Carroll - $176,256 shortfall, Owen - $72,000 shortfall, Franklin -$355,000 shortfall, Shelby - $479,800 shortfall, Oldham - $2,838,292 subsid

  • Thank you to the Relay For Life teams

    Creative, relentless, awe-inspiring are some of the adjectives describing these 2009 Team Captains whose diligent efforts made the 2009 Henry County Relay for Life a success.  Thank you, Team Captains, for your hard work.  Together we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

  • Sports Briefs

    New Castle Chiefs of HCYFL Signups

    The New Castle Chiefs of the Henry County Youth Football League are having signups at the Henry County Board of Education on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (502)706-0600.

    Henry County Girls’ Soccer Tryouts

  • This is only a test; KSP holds training exercise in Pleasureville

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was a scene that had Pleasureville residents buzzing.

    Several marked and unmarked Kentucky State Police cruisers surrounded a house in Pleasureville two days in a row last week.

    The silhouette of an armed officer, gun drawn, shaded the siding next to the back door. He entered the darkened kitchen cautiously, warily. A man lay motionless on the tiles. A  pistol lay next to the prone figure, and an empty 40 ounce beer bottle stood on the floor.

  • Wait a minute, what did he just say?

    General Manager

    One of the things I consider to be interesting about what I do for a living is covering meetings.

    Oh, they’re not necessarily fun, but they are very important. And I learned a long time ago that sometimes people will say the darndest things in public meetings. Usually it results in spectators saying, “Wait a minute, what did he just say?”