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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Biggest Loser - Stretching, strengthening and hydrating your muscles

    Congratulations to those of you who are participants in the Henry County Biggest Loser Contest! Taking steps to improve your health and maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle is one of the best and most rewarding things you can do. You may have already found that there are a great number of programs, exercises and diets that claim to do just that. But you have to find the work-out regimen that is right for you as an individual. Keeping off excess weight is very important in developing a healthy lifestyle, but there are many aspects to achieving that goal.

  • Suicide prevention week

    September 7 through September 13 is Suicide Prevention Week. This is the one topic that many would love not to talk about. It’s one of the elephants in the living room. Why is it that we can talk about alcohol/drugs, breast cancer, heart, diabetes or any other medical problem, yet suicide is one that we can’t or won’t talk about?

    Every 16 minutes someone completes suicide, every 17 minutes someone is left behind to ask, “Why?”

    In Kentucky here are some of the facts about suicide:

  • Asthma affects ten percent of Kentucky children

    Staff writer/photographer

    One-in-ten children in Kentucky suffers from asthma, and U.S. students miss nearly 15,000,000 total school days per year according to the Kentucky.gov website.

    Belinda Stivers, Eminence Independent Schools’ nurse for more than a decade said she has seen the numbers rise dramatically in her tenure. “Every year it increases,” she said.

  • September at the Public Library

    Today, parents make sure their kids have the supplies they need to be successful in school as well as extracurricular activities. Kids have uniforms for soccer, helmets for bike riding and new backpacks and binders for school. However, they might have overlooked the most important supply of all, a library card.

  • Local ACT scores below state average

    General Manager

    In the first round of mandatory ACT testing of all high school juniors, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools fell below the average state composite score.

    Eminence juniors had a composite score of 18.2 and Henry County juniors a composite score of 17.4, compared to the state composite of 18.3.

  • A brief history of fashion

    Staff writer/photographer

    Floyd Creek’s impeccable WWII uniform hangs smartly from a mannequin’s shoulders in the Military Room at what is hoped to be a new museum in New Castle.

    The 87-year-old Eminence resident was proud to contribute to Barbara Ann Callahan’s new enterprise — in New Castle’s historic Heritage House — that displays historic clothes and memorabilia. “It was the first thing he did when he found out I was opening the museum,” she said.

  • State push to prevent, protect underage drinkers

    Over the years, as the number of counties offering alcohol has increased, there has been a greater push by the state to ensure that underage drinkers are being protected.

    It’s been a largely successful effort so far, according to information from the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), which has two main programs that ensure those serving alcohol know the law, and know that they are being watched.

  • Warriors put four quarters together in 34-13 KCD win

    Sports editor

    For TJ Cooper, Friday was a career night as the Eminence Warriors came away with a 34-13 win over the visiting Kentucky Country Day Bearcats to start the season at an unscratched 2-0. And for head coach Steve Frommeyer, it was a game to remember.