Today's News

  • Ensure safety when handling melons

    The recent salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown in Indiana has many Kentuckians concerned about consuming melons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to abstain from eating this fresh summer delicacy.  When properly handled, melons can be a safe, satisfying treat.

    Here are some tips on how to safely handle melons:

    • Buy melons from a local, reputable source. The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table, the less of a chance that microorganisms have grown on the produce. Microorganisms need time to multiply.

  • Forage field day Thursday

  • Resident rewarded for helping mother
  • 19th century lynch mob justice

    The Henry and Owen County and Kentucky River Marauders terrorized residents in Owen and Henry County for a reported 16 years before a lynch mob took justice into their own hands and four suspects from New Castle Jail.

  • 1837: 100 acres purchased for 6¢/acre

    200 Years Ago

    On Sept. 10, Jacob Admire posted a bond to secure a license to marry Sara Heaton, daughter of William Heaton.  The marriage ceremony, officiated by William Dawkins, was held on the same day.

    After posting a bond for a marriage license on Aug. 31,  Taliaferro Duncan wed Polly Smith on Sept. 3.  Isaac Malin, a Baptist Minister, performed the ceremony. 

    175 Years Ago

  • Public Record for the week of Sept. 5


    Mary Ellen Graves, 41, Shelbyville, to Joseph Lee Moore, 48, Shelbyville.

    Nella Mae Rice, 50, Pleasureville, to Ray Dewayne Palmer, 39, Pleasureville.

    Kimberly Jean Downey, 46, Crestwood, to David Alan Grubbs, 56, Crestwood.


    Franklin B. Palmer, 52, Pendleton, and Sandra A. Palmer, 48, La Grange.

  • Josephine Danielle Wright

    Kristan and Daniel Wright, Eminence would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Josephine Danielle Wright, born August 22, 2012 at Baptist Hospital Northeast.
    She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.
    Grandparents are Judith and Chris Shaw, Pleasureville and Gerald Wright, Pendleton.
    Great-grandparents are Minnie Eddins and the late Roy Eddins; JoAnn Singleton and the late Jullian Shaw; Brandley Wright and the late Geraldine Wright.

  • Lady Cats get key district win

    The Henry County Lady Cats are getting the wins when they matter the most: in district games.

    The team’s second win of the season came in their second district game of the season against Carroll County on Tuesday, Aug. 21.  They then defeated Owen County last Thursday.

    The Lady Cats are 0-4 in non-district play. The 3-0 record in district play helps the Cats toward a better seed when the district tournament rolls around at the end of the season.

  • Warriors Fall in Class A, bounce back

    Like many small teams across the state, the Eminence Warriors volleyball team had dreams of winning the All “A” Classic regional tournament.

    But that dream came to a halt Saturday afternoon when the Warriors ran into the buzz-saw that is Walton-Verona.

    The Warriors faced the Bearcats in the semifinal of their Class A region, but Walton put up a 12-3 run to finish what had been a close game, winning 25-15.

  • A tale of two halves

    Cats win after tightening up kickoff coverage

    By Greg Woods
    Sports editor
    It was the best of halves, it was the worst of halves.
    All 51 points in the Cats 27-24 win over Walton Verona came in the first half; and most of those came in the first quarter.
    It was a game in which the Wildcats found themselves playing catch up in the first half against Walton-Verona and kickoff coverage was a glaring weakness.