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Today's News

  • Local man is Marine sharpshooter

    PFC Laymon C. Durbin, above and at right, of Turners Station, graduated from the United States Marine Corp Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina on Aug. 16. He was meritoriously promoted to PFC during training. PFC Durbin was awarded the High Shooter Award, shooting 345 out of 350. After a 10-day leave and one week performing recruiter assistance, he will report to Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, North Carolina, for nine weeks of advanced infantry training. PFC Durbin is the son of Joseph Durbin and Cristi Smith.

    Photos submitted 

  • Local dreams group reaches 500, gets its ‘Second Wind’

    It has been said if you have a heartbeat, there’s still time for your dreams. One local group that has been making elder dreams come true reached a big milestone last week.

    The Henry County Extension Second Wind Dreams Committee celebrated its 500th dream Wednesday, Aug. 20, with The Balloon Man.

  • Pleasureville author writes about priest

    Immigration is in the news.

    It seems at times as if U.S. immigration policy is changing weekly.

    Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. recently released a biography by Pleasureville author Marian T. Call that highlights Rev. James Flynn, an advocate for immigrants and refugees.

    The paperback, “In Solidarity, Rev. James Flynn,” tells the of a retired Roman Catholic priest.

  • Cancer continues to touch too many lives

    I was 16 years old when I first experienced how cruel cancer can be.

    My Nana was less than five feet tall but she had a big personality. She wore rouge on her cheeks, smelled of Jergens original almond scent lotion and loved to talk. My earliest memory of reading the newspaper was reading the “funnies” with her. She always read the cartoons first in the paper so she could start her day with a laugh.

    She was diagnosed with colon cancer and hospitalized just before my 16th birthday. I spent a lot of hours by her bedside.

  • Public Records: Aug. 28, 2019

    Eminence Arrests

    Tesla Owens, 27, Smithfield, was arrested Aug. 22, on a violation of an EPO/DVO (Emergency Protection Order/Domestic Violence Order).

    Brian Nation, 39, Eminence, was arrested Aug. 22, on a violation of an EPO/DVO.

    KSP Arrests

    Charles Brewer, 49, Eminence, was arrested Aug. 19 on charges of careless driving, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., .08 first offense, and excessive windshield tinting.

  • Local Buzz-Aug. 28

    Church Activities

    Port Royal Methodist Church will hold a Wellness Walk 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the church cemetery. Free pedometers will be given to walkers until supplies run out. The event is free and open to the public.

    Port Royal Methodist Church will hold a fish fry at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church. Donations accepted for Port Royal’s Christmas toy giveaway.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets for Worship and Wellness, a whole wellness program that includes spiritual, physical and emotional wellness, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday.

  • Beware of toxic contaminants in blue-green algae
  • Henry County continues great showing at state fair

    Henry County 4-H’ers have been very busy the past two weeks at the Kentucky State Fair. Hopefully, you and your family had the chance to attend the fair, and if you did you would have seen a lot of familiar faces in Cloverville as well as in the show barns. The Kentucky State Fair serves as the year-end finale for the previous years’ work in 4-H projects.

  • Wildcats win thriller over Generals, 34-28

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats opened their season at home Friday night and came away with a thrilling come-from-behind 34-28 win over the Thomas Nelson Generals.

    Henry County got off to a poor start.

    The Wildcats took the opening kickoff and fumbled the ball away on their own 19-yard line.

    Three plays later the Generals scored on a three-yard run. The extra point kick made it 7-0 with 10:30 left in the opening period.

  • Warriors win on "Coach D" Night, 51-22

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted McLean County Saturday in the season opener and used the occasion to honor the late Dwayne “Coach D” Douglas, a longtime assistant coach who died 10 years ago.

    The Warriors started slow but built momentum before running away with a big win.

    The Warriors went three and out on their opening drive and the Cougars moved quickly down the field after the punt to score on a 34-yard pass. They ran in the extra point to take an 8-0 lead with 8:16 left in the first period.