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Today's News

  • Portrait artist to do Coach D mural

    Clint Hedges loves doing portrait art.

    Unlike a landscape piece where a tree can be a few inches off from its original spot, a portrait of a grandmother’s face must be exact or Hedges feels like he hasn’t given his client their money’s worth.

    The eyes and nose must be spaced exactly to her true features or the whole picture is off. Hedges loves that kind of challenge.

  • ‘Small Voices’

     

     

    Sexual abuse cases make up 70 percent of Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives’ caseload. Most of those may never be prosecuted.

    KSP Sergeant Todd Harwood almost guarantees that a new case lands on a detectives’ desks at least once a week.

    On the detectives’ assignment board there are more cases of sexual abuse, rape and sodomy than any other investigation.

  • With closure, city will lose historic buildings

    Three more buildings along East Broadway may soon join the demolished history of Eminence’s past.

    Eminence City Council read the final ordinance last week to close the Browning’s Lane alley. Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens said all the property owners with butting access and easements along Browning Lane had to verbally agree to a consent to sell to CVS. According to Stephens, the remaining buildings would be cleared for construction.

  • The Silver Run fun sans grizzly bears

    By Candy Clarke

     

  • Ensure safety when handling melons

    The recent salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown in Indiana has many Kentuckians concerned about consuming melons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to abstain from eating this fresh summer delicacy.  When properly handled, melons can be a safe, satisfying treat.

    Here are some tips on how to safely handle melons:

    • Buy melons from a local, reputable source. The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table, the less of a chance that microorganisms have grown on the produce. Microorganisms need time to multiply.

  • Forage field day Thursday

  • Resident rewarded for helping mother
  • 19th century lynch mob justice

    The Henry and Owen County and Kentucky River Marauders terrorized residents in Owen and Henry County for a reported 16 years before a lynch mob took justice into their own hands and four suspects from New Castle Jail.

  • 1837: 100 acres purchased for 6¢/acre

    200 Years Ago

    On Sept. 10, Jacob Admire posted a bond to secure a license to marry Sara Heaton, daughter of William Heaton.  The marriage ceremony, officiated by William Dawkins, was held on the same day.

    After posting a bond for a marriage license on Aug. 31,  Taliaferro Duncan wed Polly Smith on Sept. 3.  Isaac Malin, a Baptist Minister, performed the ceremony. 

    175 Years Ago

  • Public Record for the week of Sept. 5

    Marriages

    Mary Ellen Graves, 41, Shelbyville, to Joseph Lee Moore, 48, Shelbyville.

    Nella Mae Rice, 50, Pleasureville, to Ray Dewayne Palmer, 39, Pleasureville.

    Kimberly Jean Downey, 46, Crestwood, to David Alan Grubbs, 56, Crestwood.

    Divorces

    Franklin B. Palmer, 52, Pendleton, and Sandra A. Palmer, 48, La Grange.