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Today's News

  • Lady Cats rely on youngsters, beat Oldham

    An already young Lady Cats golf team was even younger last week as its oldest player sat out a home match against Oldham County.

    Coach Willie Peyton decided to have MacKenzie Peyton, his best and oldest player, sit out the home match against Oldham County in order to allow her to focus on a big tournament coming up this weekend. He also wanted to be able to give another of his young players the opportunity to score in a varsity match.

    The move paid off as the Lady Cats pulled out a 219-222 victory over Oldham County at the Henry County Country Club.

  • Smithfield man charged w/ murder

    A Smithfield man has been charged with murdering his brother-in-law over a property dispute Saturday afternoon.

    Kentucky State Police arrested James Fowler, 57, of Smithfield, after determining that a dispute over a property line allegedly led Fowler to shoot Nick Biblehauser in the head with a handgun.

    Biblehauser, the brother of Fowler’s wife, was declared dead at the scene by assistant Henry County Coroner Mike Paris.

    Troopers found  Bibelhauser, 61, of Smithfield dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

  • 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.