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Today's News

  • Cats showing improvements on cross country courses

    Sports editor

    Twice the Henry County cross country team took the course for races last week, and both times the Cats, who have an unpredictable road ahead with a roster full of new runners, improved as the season continues to progress. Henry hosted a meet at Harry Hill Park last Tuesday, then competed in the Rumble in the Jungle Saturday, hosted by North Oldham High School.

  • Friends For Michael Golf Scramble

    Sports editor

    Under near-perfect weather at the Henry County Country Club last Wednesday, the locally-based Friends For Michael organization hosted its annual FFM Golf Scramble & Celebrity Auction.

    The event attracted 36 four-person teams, including the winning foursome from Toyota of Georgetown, and numerous celebrities. Not counting money raised from sponsors, FFM was able to make around $12,000, president and founder Cindy Norton said afterwards.

  • Where were you during 9/11 attacks

    Has it really been seven years already?

    Physically, I did not feel the attacks of 9/11. My eyes didn’t see the planes crash. My legs didn’t tremble along with the shake of the ground. My heart didn’t almost thump out of my chest as I sprinted for cover. I didn’t hear the buildings fall to the ground. And I never had to make any life-saving choices that day.

  • Blackhawks down at Hillz-N-Hollarz

    Staff writer/photographer

    There’s a different kind of hawk swooping down upon Hillz-N-Hollarz off-road vehicle park in Lockport these days.

    Noted as a place to take an off-road vehicle for a day of fun and mud, Hillz-N-Hollarz now also serves a patriotic purpose. The Kentucky Army National Guard uses the remote, rugged terrain to conduct helicopter combat training operations.

  • From China, with love

    Staff writer/photographer

    Lola Lyle said the people in China greeted her with “Lucky baby” when they saw little Ginny cradled in her arms more than four years ago. She and husband, Ben had just adopted the 11-month old girl from Nanning, China. “We knew the truth,” she said. “We were the lucky ones.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 10, 2008

    Wednesday, September 10

    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, September 11

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

  • New logos, new services, sheriff's department has some new features

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens is proud of the redesigned emblem emblazoned on the department’s fleet of vehicles. He said they have received a lot of positive feedback from the public.

    “People are saying they (the vehicles) look more professional,” Cravens said. “Some even think that the department has bought new cars.”

    Actually, there is only one new 2008 Crown Victoria in the inventory, the remaining vehicles are 2000-2007 models.

  • Visiting my old Kentucky Barn

    When my husband and I first moved to Henry County about ten years ago, we agreed that our little century-old farmhouse, while badly in need of serious upgrading, was nonetheless charming and felt immediately like home. We both loved our mix of woods and pastures, our long winding driveway, and the ponds scattered here and there. What we did not share feelings about was an old barn that stood just sixty yards from a shiny new metal one and directly in view from the house.

  • Businesses close to home - Pleasureville store is a one woman show

    Staff writer/photographer

    Seven years ago Oldham County restaurant manager, Rhonda Martin bought the Pleasureville Hardware Store lock, stock and hardware and moved her family to Pleasureville.

    Martin heard of the store’s impending auction from Pleasureville’s Elmer McAlister. Martin had no experience in the business, but a bad case of food service burn-out left her primed for a change.

    “Before I bought the store, I’d never even worked in retail,” Martin said. She has been its owner and sole employee ever since.

  • It's 200 for 'Fro'

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    With his players gathered around after a thorough 34-13 drumming of Kentucky Country Day, Eminence Head Coach Steve Frommeyer shared some of the secrets to getting his 200th win in 25 years as coach.

    You need good players, he told them. You need good parents. You need good assistants. You need good support from higher up. And it helps, he joked, to be old.