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Today's News

  • Thanks for all coming to, and helping with, the New Castle Spring Fling

    I would like to thank everyone for coming to the 26th Annual New Castle Spring Fling on Sat., June 14. The Spring Fling was another success!

  • Eminence to welcome four new elementary school teachers

    Staff writer/Photographer

    When the less than 300 Eminence Elementary School students return to their classrooms later this year, they’ll find several new faces in their halls.

    Of the roughly 13-teacher faculty, there will be four new teachers.

    At the Board of Education meeting last month, Eminence Elementary School Principal Mike Doran reported on the progress of hiring for the four vacant positions, all of which have been filled.

    “We got an early start in order to have a larger pool to draw from,” he said.

  • Rain-shortened Relay to reconvene

    Staff report

    The Henrry County Relay For Life was cut short Friday night, but not before more than $80,000 was raised.

    Diana Berry, Team Recruitment Chair, said the committee would look to reschedule at least portions of the event.

    On Tuesday, Berry said the follow up will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 19. The location has not yet been decided, but will be either at the Henry County Fairgrounds or Harry Hill Park.

  • Henry Countians get a jump start to fastpitch

    The Henry County Purple Thunder, playing in the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Girls 6-8 Fastpitch League, celebrated enough feel-good moments this past season to keep them smiling for days. They were a perfect 13-0, won the regular-season championship, claimed the tournament title, crossed home plate 239 times, held opponents to just 37 runs and, hopefully, jump started a softball career that might one day land them a spot on the high schools roster.

  • Barn quilts finding their way into Henry County

    Staff writer/photographer

    Situated on a bend in the road along Cedarmore Road near Pleasureville, the geometric red, white and blue vanes of a windmill-patterned quilt square dominate Patsy Brewer’s gray barn.

    Brewer, a 50-year Henry County resident, says she first saw pictures of the roadside art form in a country-themed magazine. The photos reminded her of her beloved grandmother, Nora Chisholm, an avid quilter who recently passed away.

  • For the first pick, the Bulls select...

    After I drafted high school football players in Henry County for the 2008 NFL draft and wrote about it, I received lots of comments all positive about the column. Of course, it was just for fun, and Im sure not everyone agreed with my picks.

    Now, thanks to some people in the community that liked the idea and thought I should do it for basketball as well, Im at it again.

  • Bacon and eggs with a side of friendship

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Every morning at 6 a.m., several men migrate to the same table at Chat ‘n’ Nibble restaurant in Eminence to settle all the world’s problems, according to Frank Marlow, a retiree of Ford Motor Company and former owner of Five-Star in Eminence.

    “We’ve got Bush right where we want him,” Jim Bennett, a retiree of Kentucky Utilities, said.

    A mixture of retired, not-so-retired and working men make up the regular morning crowds at the Chat ‘n’ Nibble.

  • Jim McKee umpiring Olympic trials

    While the top athletes in the country are vying for elusive spots on the USA team this week in Eugene, Ore., Jim McKee of Henry County will be alongside the top tier athletes as an umpire. This makes McKees second umpiring stint at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials he also worked at the 2004 trials in Sacramento, Calif.

  • For pageant director, it's about teaching confidence

    News Intern

    Year after year, Brenda McGlothin, Henry County Fair Pageant Director, returns to the Henry County fair pageant circuit for another season of helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow.

    “The biggest thing is just giving the girls confidence in themselves and being able to be in front of people,” McGlothin said. “A lot of children might do a pageant just for the fun of it and it might give them confidence that they didn’t have before.”

    McGlothin has been involved with pageants for about the last 20 years.

  • Henry County Community Calendar for July 2, 2008

    Wednesday, July 2

    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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, July 3

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    Friday, July 4