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Today's News

  • General Assembly has a lot to consider

    Early this week, the General Assembly returned to the Capitol to begin another legislative session, which in even-numbered years lasts for 60 days and runs through mid-April.  

    Gov. Beshear will help set the stage when he gives his State of the Commonwealth address this week and, later this month, presents his two-year budget proposal. Redistricting, something done each decade to align the state’s legislative and Kentucky Supreme Court boundaries to changes in population, will also be a major issue in the session’s opening days.

  • Seniors lead Ladycats to 60-43 win against Iroquois

    In the First Citizens Bank Classic at North Bullitt High School, the Ladycats found their legs again.
    Henry County put up a 60-43 win over Iroquois High School in the first round.

    “Our offense was showing signs of doing better,” head coach Todd Gilley said. “We had a little more experience, and we were able to use that to score.”

    Ten players scored against Iroquois, with seniors Katie Setters and MacKenzie Clifford leading the way with 22 and 11 points, respectively.

  • Warriors’ Brees gets triple-double against Evangel

    30 points. 24 rebounds. 12 steals. One player.

    Triple doubles are more common at the professional basketball level, and every so often a college player will pick one up. But at the high school level, triple doubles are a rarity.

    But on Dec. 30, against Evangel Christian, Eminence’s Sherry Brees got one.

    She’s a player who, until this year, hadn’t spent much time on the hardwood.

  • Henry takes 2nd place in HCIT

    Coming out of the Henry County Invitational Tournament, the Wildcats are a better team.

    They might regret the first game — a 71-70 overtime loss to Mercer County — but they solidified in the next three games, and took second place in the tournament, in a 54-47 loss to Southern High School.

    “We are going to be regretting (the Mercer County) game for awhile,” head coach Enoch Welch said. “We let them off the hook. But I think we’re a better team going out of the tournament than we were going in.”

  • Public record for the week of Jan. 4

    Marriages

    • Laronda Louise Banta, 34, Eminence, to Martin Manuel Lara, 31, Eminence.

    Divorces

  • Local Buzz for the week of Jan. 4

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday at 4 p.m., at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Despite dry summer, county saw 61 inches of rain in 2011

    During the 2011 growing season, several of my columns mentioned the fairly severe drought in Henry County which occurred in July and August. These months are prime growing season days, with several critical processes taking place in our crops and vegetables.  We suffered diminished yields in virtually all crops, including corn, soybeans, tobacco, vegetables, fruits, hay and pasture.  

  • Henry County 
resident sues health dept.

    A former employee of the North Central District Health Department has filed a lawsuit against the department, claiming she was fired unjustly.

    Angela Roberts of Henry County, a nurse with the health department, claims in her lawsuit, filed Dec. 21 in Shelby Circuit Court, that she was fired because health department officials found out she had notified the Labor Cabinet when the health department refused to pay her for overtime hours she had worked.

  • Court to set rules for liquor sales

    With the vote now in the past, Henry County and New Castle city officials now have the task of compiling ordinances to regulate the sale of by-the-drink liquor sales.

    Voters supported the “moist” issue by a 2-1 margin in both a countywide referendum and a New Castle referendum held Dec. 13. By-the-drink liquor sales will only be available when served with a meal in restaurants with seating for 50 or more customers.

  • Attorney suggests new policies for P’Ville clerk

    One month after a city commissioner said she would call for an audit of the city, Pleasureville has received a letter from the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

    Pleasureville City Attorney Bill Brammell said the city received a letter expressing concerns about the very issues that Commissioner Pam Bramblett raised during the commission’s December meeting.