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Today's News

  • A question of protection

    General Manager/Editor

    When Pleasureville’s last long-time police officer retired, he left after 18 years of serving the city. Since that time, the small community has wrestled with finding and keeping a police officer. For the last year, the city has gone without a police officer, and some say that the city has had fewer problems now than it did when the city had a police officer on duty.

  • Spay and neuter your pets

    I am a senior at Henry County High School, and I’m writing to bring awareness about the importance of pet owners getting their pets spayed or neutered.  Spaying and neutering a pet can make animals calmer and some animals feel less of an urge to run away from their home.  Pets that have had the procedure done can no longer reproduce, so spaying or neutering your pet can help control the pet population.  Needless to say, there will be no unwanted animals roaming the streets going hungry.

  • Hobby helps resident forge new ties

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Anthony DeCaro moved to this area 20 years ago from Miami, Fla., it was not with the expectation he would become a fixture at the Highland Renaissance Faire as its resident blacksmith running his own successful business, Iron Leaf Forge.

    It’s doubtful he saw himself building the fairground’s 11-foot high entry way with customized Celtic hound hinges or participating in the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. “I have no art background,” he said.

  • Kendall, sports coverage are special to community

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation for Tommie Kendall and his sports coverage in our community.  We will always value the support and encouragement he has provided to our swim team.  Since 2004, he has attended nearly every meet in order to provide accurate and pertinent information to our local community regarding our swim team.  This includes traveling several miles to away meets which take place in the evenings and on weekends.  Our sport is not the exception, he does this for all sports in our county.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of February 11, 2009

    Wednesday, February 11

    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.

    Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Henry County Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    Thursday, February 12

  • Prescription drug abuse is serious problem

    One of the most significant and damaging health care issues facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the abuse of prescription pain medications. Nowhere is this problem more evident than in hospital emergency departments.  As the predominate health care provider for families and employers of Carroll County and surrounding communities, the medical staff and board of directors of Carroll County Memorial Hospital are taking bold steps to address this drug problem in an attempt to protect our communities from this abuse.

  • Owens thanks those who helped others

    On behalf of the citizens of Henry County I would like to express our appreciation to the following businesses and individuals that gave up their time and donated food and supplies for the Community Center and other shelters during the recent ice storm: Dairy Queen, Cook’s Pharmacy, Norm’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chat-N-Nibble, Dollar General Store, Family Dollar Store, Cowboy’s, Five-Star B.P., Scribers Station, Hometown Pizza, New Castle Café, Eminence City Council Members, Eminence Police, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Red Cross, North Central Health

  • La Grange murder victim has Henry County ties

    La Grange Police responded to a 911 call Sunday night where a shooting was reported that left one man dead. Police received the call around 9:24 p.m. and upon arrival at Creekside Apartments in La Grange found a white male, James E. Bailey, 33, dead at the scene.

    LGPD and the Oldham County Police Department are conducting a joint investigation of the homicide. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning and the department could not release further details, as the case is still under investigation.

  • House Speaker argues for VLTs

    When times are tough, the last thing a family would ever do is jeopardize the money it knows it can count on.

    I believe the same should hold true for Kentucky as well.

    That is why I have filed legislation during the current legislative session that would allow video lottery terminals (VLTs) at our horse tracks.  If we don’t protect and promote an industry that has a $4 billion economic impact on our state, we will lose far more in the years ahead than our reputation as the horse capital of the world.

  • EHS student is thinking green

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School freshman Nikki Gamble waited patiently for her turn to speak at the Jan. 20 Eminence Independent Schools board meeting. Dressed in a black pantsuit and heels she looked every bit the professional young woman anxious to make her pitch.

    At last, board president Brenda Chism asked for her proposal.

    Gamble approached the board with poise. She began designing a recycling program for Eminence schools in the summer of 2008. The freshman is very concerned about the environment.