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Today's News

  • I’m not the pioneer I thought I was

    The recent power outage made me realize that perhaps my self-image has always been slightly askew. All my life, I have fancied myself the “pioneer” type; delighting in the sight of my baby’s freshly washed diapers flapping in the Kansas breeze, making jam out of the wild blackberries I picked myself on our farm, knitting cotton dishrags for the kitchen, and helping haul water when we still depended on a cistern.  I have always felt the simple life was for me, as if I could step into the pages of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and feel completely at home.

  • Mayor appreciates local support

    On behalf of the City of Eminence, I would like to thank the many, many volunteers who gave of their time to assist the citizens of Eminence and Henry County during the recent snow and ice storm emergencies.   The list is so long that I cannot mention everyone by name, but you know who you are.  I am so proud to live in a community where people care so much for one another.

  • Curves is welcoming SilverSneakers members free

    Curves of Shelbyville is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, SilverSneakers members were eligible to join Curves of Shelbyville at no cost.

  • New business to help rebuild lives

    Today’s world is one of a multitude of problems, and many of those problems are hard to face.

    But Across Kentucky Life Skills Center aims to help residents face their problems, learn to forgive and learn to live.

    Life Skills International has opened in Eminence, and soon will offer its first class.

    Mona Huff is one of four trained facilitators who will work with clients.

    Huff said clients will attend classes to help work through their anger and frustration issues, some of which may stem back to childhood.

  • Chamber announces Patrick Henry Award winner

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    “I don’t think I have ever been more surprised,” Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. said after being told he was the fifth recipient of the Patrick Henry Award.  “I never considered that someone would think I have the proper qualifications.  I am deeply honored.”

  • Snow, ice and more SNOW

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Henry County began to thaw from last week’s winter storm, more snow fell Tuesday adding to a mix of snow and ice that most residents would be happy to never see again.

    Last Wednesday’s ice storm left more than 607,000 Kentuckians in the freezing cold and darkness, thousands of those in Henry County. That number surpassed the nearly 600,0000 Kentucky residents who lost power in September.

  • 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.