Today's News

  • My least favorite sign of spring? Mowing

    Oh, how I hate mowing the lawn!

    One morning this past week as I was driving down to Shelbyville to run some errands I was totally caught off guard by not one but two eager-beaver homeowners mowing their lawns.  I wanted to shout, “Relax, it’s only March, folks!”

  • 17 apply for EIS superintendent

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    Eminence Independent Schools could soon hire a permanent superintendent.

    The screening committee held their first meeting on Monday, March 30.

    Kentucky School Board Association Superintendent Search Consultant Mike Oder said 17 educators applied for the position, including 14 Kentuckians and candidates from Indiana, Ohio and Arizona.

    “That is a very good number,” he said.

    Oder said the committee is set up to represent the community’s interests in the search.

  • Gratz bank robbed at gunpoint

    An investigation is underway, led by the Kentucky State Police, after two men robbed the First Farmer’s Bank in Gratz.

    According to a press release, the Kentucky State Police received a call at 11:46 a.m. Saturday reporting  two male subjects with hand guns had entered the bank demanding cash.

    The two left with an undisclosed amount of money.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Webb, one of the men wore a ski mask and hoodie, the other a blond wig with a bandanna tied around it.

  • Pendleton woman killed in Oldham wreck

    Police are investigating the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday evening in Westport.

    The driver, Edward Scott Weeks, 46, and passenger, Jeanette Weeks, 43, both of Pendleton, crashed about 7 p.m. while traveling eastbound on Ky. 524.

    Jeanette Weeks died at the scene. Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood is handling arrangements, and services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 1, at La Grange Assembly of God.

    Edward Weeks suffered minor injuries.

    Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Oldham County Police at 222-1300.

  • Shaky start for young Wildcats

    After finishing the first week with a 1-2 record, Henry County baseball coach Austin Hunsaker said his Wildcats need to play less tight and minimize mistakes in what he describes as a shaky start to a long season.

  • Former Henry players, teams recognized with banners

    To help remember former players and motivate future ones, Henry County High School revealed several softball banners on Saturday before the Ladycats beat Harrison County 8-7.

    The new banners, which recognize past players and teams, will be placed around the softball field with the possibility of more banners being added as the program continues its quest to be a regional power.

  • Tracksters get needed experience

    Some of the top Kentucky track teams converged in Louisville for the Lenny Lyles Classic all day Saturday, and Henry County was right in the mix.

    It was an eye opener for the Cats, who officially started the 2010 season at the Carroll County All-Comers the week before but for many it was the first time going against so many top athletes in such an intense environment. Sedrick Wiliams, the team’s new head coach, hopes to use the meet, hosted by Central High School, as motivation.

  • Manslaughter charge in I-71 fatality

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    A Carrollton man has been charged with second degree manslaughter after leaving the scene of an accident late Sunday night.

    Esteban Valasquez, 25, allegedly was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer south on I-71 when he lost control and hit a pillar supporting an overpass at mile-marker 34.

    Kentucky State Police believe that alcohol was a contributing factor, and Valasquez was charged with driving under the influence. Results of a blood alcohol test were not available at press time.

  • Holy week events keep the bunny hopping

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Besides the plastic eggs dangling from barely budding tree limbs and a population of inflatable rabbits, egg hunts and Easter services abound in Henry County this week.

    Here are a few of the special things planned by local churches.

    Some communities’ churches are working jointly to offer a wide range of Easter events.

    Pleasureville’s community of churches will host a joint annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the Pleasureville City Park.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 31, 2010

    Wednesday, March 31

    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.

    Thursday, April 1

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

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will hold services at 7 p.m.