Today's News

  • Poverty and drop outs are persistent challenges for Kentucky

    As Kentucky looks for ways to truly overcome two of its most persistent challenges – poverty and dropping out of school – last Friday may be judged by history as a true turning point.

    That is because, early in the day, legislative leaders announced the formation of a new Task Force on Poverty, and that evening, First Lady Jane Beshear kicked off a two-day conference that focused on the best ways to help students graduate.

  • Sports Briefs

    EHS Football

    Including their 1-0 forfeit win over Evangel Christian Friday night, the Eminence Warriors are 2-2 overall through four weeks of the 2009 football season.

  • First flu case of school year hits HCPS

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools has its first confirmed case of the flu, but officials do not believe it’s the H1N1 strain.

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said Friday that the district has one confirmed case of flu at Eastern Elementary School.

    Abrams learned that residents with flu symptoms in our region are not being specifically tested for H1N1 because the flu so far has been mild.

    Local health department officials confirmed that assessment.

  • Produce auction coming to Henry County

    General Manager

    David Neville is a farmer. But David Neville also is an auctioneer. And he’d like to combine the two.

    In the near future, Neville will open Capstone Produce at the former Southern States building at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421 east of Campbellsburg.

    For the last five years, Neville said, he’s been looking for a way to do a produce auction. That, he said, would be similar to the livestock auctions he already conducts for places like Tri-County Stock Yards.

  • HCHS boys' soccer getting better even with rocky start

    With a second-year program and a roster full of inexperienced and young players, Jay Dunavan said he is more concerned with how his Henry County boys’ soccer team handles its losses than what the final score reads. And as the season progresses, Dunavan has liked what he’s seen even though his squad is still looking for its first win with an 0-4 start.

  • The pleasures of instinctive cooking

    Have you ever been cooking something, and, as you blithely added a little of this and a little of that, the concoction suddenly got really big?

    My mother has told about the first pie crust she ever tried to make after she was married. She put too much water into the mix of lard and flour so that the dough got too sticky. Naturally, she added a little more flour to help balance out the ratio, but then the dough mixture was much too dry. You can guess what happened. In tearful desperation, she finally gave up and threw out the huge ball of dough.

  • Cats break school mark with 37 points in 2nd quarter

    Scoring 37 points in a scorching second quarter, the Henry County Wildcats broke the program record for points in a quarter en route to a 50-13 win over Owen County and a perfect 4-0 start to the 2009 season.

  • Runners finish busy week at Rumble in the Jungle

    Both Henry County and Eminence cross-country teams competed at the North Oldham Rumble in the Jungle meet all day Saturday, finishing off a busy first week to the 2009 racing schedule.

  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 forgery counts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two people have been indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts of second degree forgery. Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument.

    In July, Armstrong purchased 20 money orders for $2 each at the Eminence Post Office according to post office employee Angie Lantz.

  • Anonymous calls irk me

    Except for some problems I was having with my squinty right eye, I was set to have a good morning last Thursday — I ended up taking out one contact to the urging from my grossed-out coworkers, which left me feeling lopsided for the rest of the day.