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Today's News

  • Head of the Class - 4 HCPS teachers earn certification

    General Manager

    In a never ending quest for professional development, four Henry County Public Schools teachers took their careers to new heights as they earned their National Board Certification.

    The year long, two-part process requires the teachers to think more about how they teach.

  • Showdown in Eminence

    In a battle for county bragging rights, the Henry County Ladycats never trailed against Eminence High School Friday night, pulling away to a lopsided 46-9 road victory in the first showdown between the two schools this season.

    The young squads have just one senior each in Henry's Jean-Anne Moore and Eminence's Kelli Hawkins, no juniors and rosters full of sophomores, freshmen and middle schoolers. So for the players on both sides, it was bragging rights for years to come.

  • Baughman: at 70, a true inspiration

    It's a bit unusual for a farmer to also be a tennis player, especially back in the 1950s. But that's exactly how Henry Baughman, who now lives in Smithfield, started out.

    It was Sunday afternoons when the youngster would watch his dad play a few matches in Danville. Then, the family built an asphalt court right on their own farm - a resemblance to the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.

    The Baughmans played as often as they could, but between milking cows and going to school, it wasnt nearly as much as young Henry would have liked.

  • Community Calendar for January 23, 2008

    Wednesday, January 23

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children's Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, January 24

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Miss Kentucky finalist has Henry County ties

    General Manager

    Though the newly crowned Miss Kentucky 2008, Alysha Harris, has ties to Henry County - Harris spent some of her younger years in the county and has relatives here - another finalist in the pageant calls the county home.

    Chelsey McGlothin, of Sulphur, was the fourth runner-up in the pageant that serves as a qualifier for the Miss USA pageant.

    Unlike the Miss USA pageant, the Miss Kentucky pageant has no qualifying pageant. McGlothin said there is an application process, however.

  • Public Record for January 23, 2008

    Marriages

    Rachel Suzette Cayton, 23, Turners Station, to Brian Keith Mahoney Sr., 33, Turners Station.

    Stephanie Brooke Roberts, 22, Eminence, to James Francis Mahoney, 29, Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Cory Wayne Hall, 20, New Castle, and Harley Denyse Hall, 18, Bedford.

    Michael E. Berry, 50, Campbellsburg, and Annette L. Osborne, 39, Crittenden.

    Michael Ben Doll, 36, Turners Station, and Angela Lynn Doll, 27, Campbellsburg.

    Property transfers

  • I've become addicted to TV junk food

    I have a confession. I'm addicted to crack television. It all started so innocently. Really.

    When I arrived in Henry County last year, I house sat for our proofreader, Marty. The television picked up just two channels very clearly - FOX and CBS.

    It meant, ever so sadly, that I couldn't chill out in an arm chair watching the Discovery Channel or the History Channel. Sure, I had plenty of movies with me, but I needed some television time.

    So, one Tuesday night, I turned on the television and saw the auditions for American Idol.

  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner set for Feb. 9

    General Manager

    In 1992, an organization formed to act as a sort of academic booster club for Eminence Independent schools. In the 16 years since, the group has raised and distributed more than $75,000 for the benefit of the district's students and teachers.

    EIS Superintendent Donald Aldridge said the Eminence Education Foundation has served with the mission to "raise funds for the good and the betterment," of the district's students.

    Kelly Mathis, a foundation board member, said the foundation functions similarly to the school's athletic boosters.

  • County man indicted for eight felonies

    General Manager

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Henry County man on six counts of first degree rape, a class B felony.

    Barry Lee Payton, 35, also was indicted on one count of attempted first degree rape and first degree sodomy.

    According to the case file, the rapes occured from Oct. 6-11, and the attempted rape occured on Oct. 12, 2007.

  • C'Burg Cowboy's robbed at knifepoint

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Two men were apprehended Friday, Jan. 18, by Kentucky State Police after allegedly robbing the Campbellsburg Cowboy's at knifepoint.

    Jesse Brian Waller, 24, of Key Largo, Fla., and Jason Butcher, 34, of Grove City, Ohio, each were charged with first degree robbery.

    According to a press release from KSP, the store's clerk called post-5 to report the robbery just after 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.