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Today's News

  • Eminence boys drop first two at Gallatin Invitational

    Playing through some setbacks, the Eminence boys’ basketball team dropped its first two games at the Gallatin Steel Invitational over the weekend, and played two more games Monday and Tuesday to close out the four-day stretch in the annual invitational.

    The Warriors lost to Gallatin (80-32) Saturday and to Meade County (69-43) Sunday. They then played Ludlow on Monday and closed out the invitational with another opponent on Tuesday — which had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

  • Headline, story were insensitive

    It was with dismay that this week’s Local had a front page headline about the death of a Henry County man. Death anytime is so sad, but at this time of year, it is worse. The family will never celebrate another Christmas season without remembering the loss of that loved one, and it will be a bittersweet memory for them.

  • Tillett's 3-pointer lifts Henry County over Owen in thriller

    With just three seconds on the clock in Thursday night’s thriller between the host Henry County Wildcats and Owen County, Steven Tillett took a pass from Brad Taylor and sank a 20-footer to put the Cats ahead for good, 53-51.

    In a district showdown that came down to the final seconds, Henry was able to come away with the slim win to improve to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in district play. Meanwhile, Owen dropped to 2-3, 0-2.

  • Students test quality of Little Kentucky River

    Staff writer/photographer

    For months Eminence High School science students have been testing the quality of Henry County’s portion of the Little Kentucky River. They report that the river is healthy which is good news for this area’s watershed.

    A watershed, also known as a drainage basin, is defined on Wikipedia as “where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean.”

  • Homestead earns 5 star rating

    The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services have just announced that Homestead Nursing Center of New Castle has been rated as a 5 STAR nursing facility, one of only 27 in the State of Kentucky. The Federal Government instituted the star rating to assist consumers in measuring a facility’s quality of care based on state inspections records, staffing and other measurements. The rating system goes from one star (poorest) to five stars (highest). Nationally, only about 12% of this country’s nursing homes achieve an overall 5 STAR rating.

  • Team improves despite six straight losses, coach says

    With three more losses during last week’s basketball action, the Eminence Lady Warriors brought a six-game losing streak into this week, including a 43-13 loss to Kentucky Country Day last Tuesday, a 40-27 loss to Newport Friday and a 60-15 loss to Grant County Saturday.

    Despite what the win-loss column has shown since the Warriors opened the year with a 27-24 win over Louisville Collegiate, they are improving, head coach Carter Martin said.

  • Got snow?

    An early winter storm blanketed the region with as much as four inches of snow and ice Tuesday, cancelling school throughout the area.

    The weather also resulted in a temporary midday closure of Interstate 71 at mile marker 30 when two tractor trailers “got tangled up,” according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Chip Perry.

    Perry said Post 5 worked a couple of other accidents in the same spot, which he said iced up quickly.

  • KSP Post 5 hosts Shop with a Trooper program

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Troopers played Santa to 24 children from Henry and surrounding counties on Saturday, December 13.

    Jerri Lynn Scott of the Campbellsburg Post said Post 5 had sponsored a Christmas basket program for more than two decades, buying gifts for families and taking the presents to their homes.

    “This year we made a change and called it ‘Shop With A Trooper,’” she said.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of December 17, 2008

    Wednesday, December 17

    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.

    Thursday, December 18

  • In search of the perfect Christmas treed

    In December of 1970 when our first child was a baby, my husband and I lived in a tiny house overlooking miles of prairie near Auburn, Kansas. Given my fascination with pioneers, I decided that, like Kansans of long ago, we should use a tumbleweed for a Christmas tree. I was excited to relive this tradition, and so we bundled up our baby and hiked onto a pasture in search of a suitable tumbleweed from among the many that piled up on the barbed wire fences along the north side.