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Today's News

  • Treasurer candidates promise more with less

    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Defoe voters to vote in P’ville Nov. 8

    Henry County voters in the Defoe precinct will be going to the Pleasureville United Methodist Church to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 General Election.

    The former polling site, which was the private garage of resident Coleman Colston, was no longer available, County Clerk Juanita Lashley explained Monday.

    About three miles east of Pleasureville, Defoe has 263 registered voters, Lashley said, adding that all voters there should be receiving a card in the mail informing them of the new poll location.

  • County option vote to be held Dec. 13

    On Dec. 13, Henry County voters will decide whether or not alcohol by the drink will be sold in the county.

    A petition calling for such a vote in New Castle, however, will not proceed, and the executive order calling for a special election has been withdrawn.

    Though the Henry County Fiscal Court has no say in whether or not the special election takes place, the issue was discussed in the Oct. 18 fiscal court meeting.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Oct. 19

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    Pleasureville United Methodist Church Fall Craft Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the church. Chili lunch begins at 11 a.m. Bake sale begins at 9 a.m. There will also be a yard sale during the bazaar.

  • 4-H Issues Conference coming up in November

    The annual 4-H Issues Conference is a four-day gathering of top student leaders from across the Commonwealth. The conference is held annually during the fall. It is open to high school sophomores and juniors who display leadership potential and who will make a commitment to implement what they learn back home.

  • See 'The Last Shaker' Oct. 25

    The Chautauqua performance of “The Last Shaker” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, at Twin Oaks.

    Frank and Mary Settles were planning to move from Louisville to Missouri, where they would purchase a farm and raise a family. But when Frank left Mary and the children at Pleasant hill to get the farm, he never returned.  She taught at Pleasant Hill for 27 years and was the last member to live there.  Janet Scott will portray Mary Settles.  Scott is the co-founder of Lexington’s highly-acclaimed theatre group On the Verge. 

  • Make money by growing food

    The Louisville Farm to Table effort will present a full day of exploration into  the world beyond farmers’ markets, Making Money Growing Food, this Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Catharine Mother House near Springfield.

    The program begins at 8:30 a.m., and will include many discussions of opportunities to ramp up your food growing farming operation.  Topics will include:  large volume buyers, beef and beyond, specialty products, public school food service, the wine market, MarketReady, “They Want What?” and others.  

  • After tough end to volleyball season, coach Ruff looks forward to 2012

    Heading into the 2011 season, Katie Ruff was worried.

    She was taking over a Henry County High School volleyball team that had three seniors, one of which had no previous volleyball experience, a junior, a sophomore and a whole bunch of freshmen.

    “I knew what I had to work with, I was a little worried when the season started out,” Ruff said. But, as the season played out, “as a whole, they really exceeded my expectations.”

  • Wildcats stung by Central

    For a few minutes against Central High School, it looked like Henry County had the right formula.

    The Wildcats put up a defensive stand that would lead to their first touchdown of the night. Later, they did something few other football teams in the state have managed to do — force Anthony “Ace” Wales to fumble the ball.

    But in the end, it would not be enough, as the Wildcats fell to Central, 15-54.

    “They have tremendous talent, as far as speed on the field,” Henry coach Jason Spencer said of the Yellowjackets.

  • Eminence 
to play for 1st place

    Getting off to a slow start has become a pattern for the Eminence Warriors football team.

    So far, it’s worked for them, and despite the slow start, Eminence ran away with a win against Paris High School on Oct. 14.

    The win assures Eminence of a first- or second- place finish, depending only upon how their Friday night game against Frankfort goes. The win also assures Eminence of a homefield advantage in the first round of the playoffs.