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Today's News

  • Pool appeals to all ages

    "The worst things in history have happened when people stop thinking for themselves, especially when they allow themselves to be influenced by negative people. That's what gives rise to dictators. Avoid that at all costs. Stop it first on a personal level, and you will have contributed to world sanity as well as your own."

    We believe Donald Trump said it best.

  • Eminence's first win a big one

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After opening the season with three losses, the Eminence softball team got on the winning side of things in a big way Saturday afternoon, easily rolling past Caverna High School, 19-0.

  • Wildcats riding a four-game streak

    Sports editor

    In their first full week of baseball games due to the inconsistent and unpredictable weather, the Henry County Wildcats are riding a four-game winning streak.

    During the Male Spring Break Tournament, the Cats lost to Male (5-1) last Monday, rolled past Muhlenberg South (9-1) Tuesday and defeated Seneca (5-1) Wednesday. They followed that with two wins in a double-header with Villa Madonna Saturday (5-2 and 16-0), which left them at 6-2 overall and on an upswing heading into this week.

  • Body of 1998 murder victim identified

    Landmark News Service

    Investigators believe they have identified a murder victim, found by hunters in a Henry County ditch more than nine years ago.

    The man, Miguel Angel Garcia, was reportedly killed on an eastern Jefferson County farm in a 1998 cocaine-deal gone wrong, investigators believe.

    Garcia's skeletal remains were linked to DNA samples from the FBI's missing-persons database.

    Hunters found those remains in February 1999 and forensic specialists determined the man had been beaten and shot.

  • Got 'cache?

    Landmark News Service

    Visitors to the Henry County Local won't likely notice, but velcroed somewhere around the office grounds is a small weatherproof container that holds a logbook and a special message. It's exact location is concealed from "mugglers" who might attempt to vandalize or steal the device.

    It's part of a worldwide treasure-hunting game, where participants use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to hide-and-seek what's known as 'geocache.'

  • Kentucky's agricultural district program

    Land is a valuable resource and an asset required for any kind of development, whether it is urban or rural. Yet a careful balance must be encouraged whereby our most productive lands are available for agricultural use.

    Kentucky's General Assembly, in 1928 passed the Agricultural District Law (Statute 262.850) which permits a landowner or group of landowners with 250 acres or more to petition the local conservation district to include their land in an agricultural district. The petition is then forwarded to the Kentucky Soil and Water Commission for approval or denial.

  • News briefs for April 9, 2008

    Eminence Elementary STLP holding car wash

    The Eminence Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program team will hold a car wash and bake sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Browning's Service Department in Eminence. Proceeds will help the team travel to its first state competition in May.

    Clements Bottom Homecoming

    The renovation of the old Clements Bottom School House has been completed and a homecoming is planned for May 10. This will be an old fashioned soup and pie supper which will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Pool committee may be dissolved

    Landmark News Service

    Craig Meadows remembers when his T-ball team celebrated its season-end with a splash at the public pool. It used to be a place where kids from the city could mingle with those from the county, and childhood laughter was the by-product of a back-buster or belly-flop.

    Now the Eminence senior hopes a weekend concert can lull a community divided over a contentious plan to re-open the city pool, closed by officials a few years ago because of sagging attendance.

  • 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.