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Today's News

  • Henry Hoopla

    After the first two rounds of this year's Henry Hoopla contest, five contestants are tied for first place with 48 points each — Roy Coy, Sami Jo Jennings, Sara Justice, Darrell Hayden and Kenny Baker. After the front runners, there are 11 contestants tied with 47 points each, including last year's champion Harold Frazier. Frazier is sitting in a good spot with all four of his Final Four teams remaining in the hunt: North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Texas.

  • Madness in March back once more

    It's that time of the year once more - time to put on your dancing shoes for the Big Dance, ready yourself for some March Madness, and sharpen your pencils for the Henry Hoopla contest.

    March is here, and the madness in the air feels so good. It's time to brace yourself for the unexpected over the next few weeks, which will provide enough entertainment to keep us smiling for the next 11 months.

    As for me - now that Selection Sunday has passed - the excitement will keep me drooling for a while. Can someone get me a napkin, please?

  • Local teen lands job with highschoolplaybook.com

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When Brandon Goodwin clicked the send button to submit his application to WLKY-32 on Oct. 27, he never thought his on-line resume would be chosen among hundreds of Kentucky and Indiana students for the newly established highschoolplaybook.com - a website run by Channel 32 that features high school sports.

    He sure was wrong.

  • FFM added to Kentucky Running 5K Race Series

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When the runners participating in this year's edition of the Friends for Michael 5K Race toe the starting line Sept. 27, there should be lots of new faces taking their marks and much faster runners up front.

  • Rockets escape with another 8th Region title

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    In dramatic fashion, the Shelby County Rockets stormed a comeback against Gallatin County last Wednesday night in the 8th Region tournament finals - erasing a five-point deficit in the closing 30 seconds to come away with a slim 49-48 victory at Henry County High School.

    The Gallatin Wildcats looked destined to earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1959, but instead allowed the Rockets their 16th trip to the Big Dance and second in the previous three seasons.

  • Caught in the eye of a Big Blue storm

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While the University of Kentucky men's basketball team was opening its SEC tournament against the Georgia Bulldogs, Mike and Sandy Appleman were trying to get reception on an old radio sitting beside them in their hotel room. For the Henry County couple, along with family members Jim and Jeanie Appleman of Ohio, it wasn't what they had envisioned just a few days earlier.

  • Pleasureville without police chief again

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    The City of Pleasureville finds itself without a police chief after Patrick Stucker resigned his position March 3.

    The resignation came almost two months after Stucker was placed on paid leave during the Pleasureville City Commission's January meeting. At that time, Commissioner Pam Whitaker made a motion that Stucker be suspended with pay for 60 days, or until a hearing could be held regarding allegations that if true would bring the city into disrepute, she said at the time.

  • News briefs for March 19, 2008

    Henry County Relay For Life

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    • Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced at a later date.

  • 'Combative' man taken to Louisville hospital following Pendleton incident

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police troopers and paramedics wrestled an ailing man believed to be homeless Tuesday morning, after they say he entered a Pendleton gas station and made threats to cashiers, who urged him to seek medical help.

    The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, couldn't be identified by press time. He apparently had been sleeping under the Interstate 71 underpass after being released from a Louisville hospital, according to reports from emergency responders on the scene.

  • Don't let pool issue divide community

    Last week when I read the article entitled "Council Awards Pool Bid," I was shocked! The article mentioned that the meeting was at times contentious. If I read it correctly, it appears that at one or two times during the meeting, people were close to "blows and subject to verbal abuse." This is sad because instead of bringing the community closer together, "the pool" seems to have divided the citizens of Eminence.