Today's News

  • Biggest challenge for school children is health

    For thousands of children attending school, the biggest challenge of the day may not be tied to the classroom, but to their health.

    A little more than 18 months ago, the General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee began taking a closer look at this issue, to see what more the state might do to help those facing a chronic disease or a potentially life-threatening allergy.

  • Owners say All American Sports ‘here for community’

    Next to the New Castle Cafe on Highway 146 sits the only store in Henry County that specializes in providing needed equipment for most sports.

    Shirts are displayed in the windows and a sneak peek inside reveals what the store has to offer. All American Sports officially opened last February and is ready for business with the inside stocked with equipment and printed shirts. 

  • Ironman is finally a go

    Ever since I watched an Ironaman race on TV as a wide-eyed youngster searching for my next big adventure, I have been waiting for the day to attempt the grueling event that combines a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. Now that I’m officially training for the Aug. 29 Ford Ironman Louisville, that day is inching closer.

  • Opening day this Thursday

    Just as a heat wave sweeps across the area, the highly-awaited July 15 date is arriving.

    Teams across Kentucky will be eligible to start practices for fall varsity sports starting this Thursday, including the two high schools in the county. Between Henry County and Eminence, there are 10 separate varsity sports in the fall. Eminence starts school on Aug. 2 and Henry starts on Aug. 11. Uncertain futures loom ahead.

  • Public Records for the week of April 21, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Stuart M. Kaelin, 2 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/12.

    Angelique Matturo, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    Shelley R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    District Court


    Monday, April 12

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

  • Family Physicians Associates joins Jewish Phyisicians Group

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced last week that the Family Physician Associates practice will join the organization’s physician network effective Aug. 1. Partners in the FPA practice - Drs. Jim Smith, David Wallace, Edward Sames, Kenneth Gardner and David Jones – and their office staff will now be a part of the Jewish Physician Group.

  • Nature’s air conditioning at Squire Boone Caverns

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the heat wave moves relentlessly into the foreseeable future, a daycation surrounded by the natural air conditioning in Squire Boone Caverns could be just the thing.

    The caves are reported to “stay a pleasant 54 degrees year round.”


  • Old friends reunite for new beauty shop

    Staff writer/photographer

    Long-time friends and business partners Tracy Foree and Sue Ford recently opened Penn Avenue Salon in Eminence.

    As a grand opening special, they are offering $7 haircuts throughout the month of July.

    Foree said she’s been doing hair for 21 years. Ford has been cutting hair for about 17 years.

    Their specialty is cutting and styling ethnic hair including bi-racial and hispanic hair.


  • Bryant sentenced to 50 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of two men charged in connection to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield has accepted a plea bargain.

    Robert Bryant, of Eminence, and codefendant Johnny Lee Gibson were arrested in May 2008 and charged with breaking into the home of Joe and Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    As part of his plea, Robert Bryant, of Eminence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years.


  • Public Records for the week of April 28, 2010


    Kelly Smith King, 36, Sulphur, to Kenneth Wayne Wathen, 42, Sulphur.

    Heather K. Shelton, 21, Pleasureville, to Brandon D. Shrader, 24, Pleasureville.

    Tammy Louise Murray, 38, Warsaw, to Richard Monroe Smith, 48, Turners Station.

    Violet K. Raisor, 71, Shelbyville, to Robert Coy Logan, 63, Shelbyville.

    Brittny K. P. Hamilton, 18, Turners Station, to Emmanuel T. Maddox, 19, Turners Station.