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Today's News

  • Doug Chapman

    L.D. "Doug" Chapman, age 83 of Carrollton, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, at his residence in Carrollton. He was the son of the late Wilbert and Lillian Roberts Chapman, graduate of Campbellsburg High School, attended the University of Kentucky, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran serving in both WWII and the Korean War achieving the rank of Master Sergeant.

  • Tractors will "drive" out cancer

    Staff Report

    Think your tractor's sexy?

    Then show it off Saturday at the inaugural 22-mile tractor ride, to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event will start at the county fairgrounds and snake through Franklinton, Bethlehem and Pleasureville, before returning to the starting site.

    "We're trying to stay out of the major traffic," organizer William "Junie" Potts said. "I don't think we're going to stall traffic very much."

    A shiny New International will lead the pack, but anyone with a tractor is welcome to join the informal parade.

  • Someone to inspire us

    We are standing at a crossroad in history. This has been and will be a record-breaking presidential election, in more ways than one. And for the first time in a long time, Kentucky voters will play a crucial role in selecting the presidential nominees. The Republican presidential primary has already been decided and they have quite a formidable candidate in Senator John McCain. But it's the Democratic race that still has many people on the edge.

  • Health Fair is in its third year

    For the third year in a row, Henry County residents will have the opportunity to visit their very own Community Health Fair. On Saturday April 19 from 9 am to 12 pm the Eminence Community Center will host a health fair for the residents of Henry County. Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools including FRYSC, YSC and School Health Services in collaboration with the Henry County Health Department have organized a health event for the entire family.

  • Thanks to all for benefit help

    We would like to thank each and everyone who attended, worked, or contributed in any way to the Marilyn Moore Benefit held on March 21. The benefit was a huge success. Once again, the people of this county opened their arms and hearts and proved why this is the best county in the world to live in.

  • Letter to a litterer

    On a beautiful spring morning as I was traveling down Bullitt Hill Road on my way to work, I was enjoying the bright green of the new landscape. Then, something caught my eye on the side of the road. Not wild flowers nor dogwood blossoms nor redbud sprigs, but a fresh, garish orange and white McDonalds bag! A few rolls of the wheels on the opposite side was a red Miller carton (empty for certain). Bright colors, but ugly trash!

  • 21 years after her death, Judy Lea still helping children in Henry County

    This year will mark the 21st anniversary of the death of a beloved Henry County resident, Judy Wilson Lea. Even though many people did not know her, many still benefit from her. Lea worked for the Henry County Public School system as a cafeteria worker at Campbellsburg Elementary School. While there she became known for her willingness to help children in need. In 1987, the year she died, a fund was set up in her name that helps children every year who cannot afford the basic needs in life, such as shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and medical care.

  • City council should rethink opening pool

    It's time for the Eminence City Council to remove the rose-colored glasses and take a hard look at the feasibility of re-opening the city's pool.

    Officials initially believed the pool repairs could run the city as little as $12,000. That belief was hopelessly naive.

    As the pool committee and council looked a little deeper at cost estimates for the pool's repair, the price tag rose from $15,000-$30,000 to more than $150,000.

  • Making tsunamis

    The citizen's group "Making Waves" has gone beyond "waves" and "frog pond" to tsunami and "the Eminence Money Pit."

  • Ladycats earn first win in dominating fashion

    Henry County's first home game of the season started with question marks and ended with a lopsided finish.

    The Ladycats, coming off a 24-17 record last spring and losing their first two games this season, wasted no time in putting away Carroll County last Monday night, and stretched their advantage to 14-0 by the time the teams shook hands after the game. The win left the Cats at 1-2 overall, 1-0 in district play, and in the driver's seat for their third straight 31st District title.