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Today's News

  • Take care: Whooping cough has struck in Kentucky

    You may have heard about the cases of whooping cough in Lexington.   
    Although most persons you may meet are vaccinated against the illness, it is important to be aware of whooping cough, its symptoms and treatment.
    Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a respiratory illness.  It is very contagious.

  • Outbreak of dangerous avian flu found in Tenn.

    These are the types of articles I hate writing because the end point is never pleasant.
    The H7 strain of high pathogenic avian influenza was found in a flock of 73,500 chickens in Tennessee along the Alabama border.
    Many might think, “Well, that is pretty far from Kentucky, so why should I worry?”
    You should worry because this is a similar strain that killed around 50 million chickens and turkeys two years ago. This strain is easily transmitted, and wild migrating waterfowl can carry this disease.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary Students become orators
  • Smither earns degree from WGU

    Stephanie Smither of Pleasureville has received her bachelor of science in nursing from Western Governors University (WGU), according to a news release. The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on Feb. 11 and celebrated the graduation of more than 11,000 graduates.

  • Local Buzz, March 1, 2017

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by Pleasant View Baptist Church, 498 Wise Landing Road in Bedford, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

    The First Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God at 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will host the ALJC monthly fellowship meeting at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 4. The Rev. Robert Tilley from Bardstown will be the speaker.  

  • Public Records, March 1, 2017

    Grand Jury Indictments, February 2017

    Justin R. Bowling, DOB 12/10/1981, La Grange – fleeing or evading police, first (motor vehicle); wanton endangerment, first degree, police officer; fleeing or evading police, second (on foot); resisting arrest; criminal mischief, second degree; speeding 26 mph over limit (limited access); reckless driving; improper passing; following another vehicle too closely; and persistent felony offender, first degree

  • Church histories, futures source of inspiration

    Always one to share ideas freely, more than a year ago Ron Wright, Eminence native and Washington Lodge Odd Fellows member, suggested I could always write articles on local churches for Black History Month.

    As a good idea, that one stayed with me all the way through the rest of 2016 and into 2017, and it turned out successfully — in my opinion, anyway — when it comes to telling stories from different perspectives.

  • Warriors defeat Wildcats in district semis

    sports@hclocal.com

    Eminence Warriors fans must have thought they were experiencing déjà vu as they watched their team come back from a large deficit in the fourth period once again. On Dec. 6 the Warriors came from nine down late in the fourth quarter to defeat archrival Henry County 59-56.

    This time the Warriors trailed by 11 points with 4:33 to go in the game before rallying to win at Henry County in the 31st District tournament.

  • EHS girls win over Lady Cats to advance

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors threatened to run away with an easy win in the first half and then had to withstand a furious Henry County rally before pulling out a 52-42 win in the first round of the 31st District tournament.

    The host Lady Cats took a 5-2 lead with 3:25 left in the first quarter on a Katherine Buckler 3-pointer. But the Warriors answered back with 3-pointers from Emilie Ethington and Tavi West to lead 8-5 after a nervous opening period for both teams.

  • Earns Google certification

    Bo McGehee, a junior at Henry County High School, has become the first student to be named a Google Level I Certified Educator. “Typically teachers get to show they know how to use Google apps for instruction in the classroom,” said HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer, but McGehee’s teachers encouraged him to pursue the certification. McGehee hopes to earn additional technology certifications during his senior year, then plans to attend college to pursue a degree in engineering.