Today's News

  • Agreeing to disagree is possible in politics

    Jon Park

    GOP Chairman

    Last week was the 2014 Days of Remembrance, a week set aside to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

    Last year, while on a trip to Washington D.C., my wife and I toured the United States Holocaust Museum. The United States Holocaust Museum was created to be a “resonator of memory.”

  • Memoir: Our family and 4-H

    The Skidmore family was involved in the first 4-H Club in Henry County. Our father, L. C. Skidmore, Jr., was a member of the first club, started by C. C. Malone, the first County Agent of Henry County, in the mid-1920’s.

    I (Mary Lynn) spent many Sunday mornings with my dad in his latter years and he shared a lot of his memories with me. Many of those fond memories were of his experiences in 4-H and his love of the cattle business.

  • Take measures to ensure hay quality going forward

    This past winter was a tough one. We went into the winter thinking we had plenty of hay, but before it was over several producers ran out or were running close.

    In addition, the long cold periods told us through our poor cattle performance that our hay quality was not as good as we wanted or needed. True, we seem to get by pretty well with one of our mild winters, but how are we going to stay on top of things if we continue to have rough winters.

    Looking forward, what factors can we control in making higher quality hay?

  • Celebrating 100 years of volunteers, May 8

    For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been successful in recruiting, developing and retaining high quality volunteers of all ages.

  • Public record for the week of May 7

    Grand Jury Indictments


    Scott Johnson, Pleasureville. Johnson admitted trafficking heroin when police executed a search warrant for the home of Don Watterfield, Shelbyville. Johnson told police that his, “stash was at his grandfather’s home.” Johnson’s grandfather is Don Watterfield of Shelbyville. Johnson said that his stash was money and that he sells $30,000 per month of heroin.

  • Fiscal passes frugal budget

    By Melissa Blankenship


    The difference between last year’s Fiscal Court budget and this year’s is a little over $311,000, but most line items are similar if not exactly the same as last year’s.

  • Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    By Melissa Blankenship


    Since it began, the Post Office’s national Stamp Out Hunger campaign has collected over one billion pounds of food, amassing 74 million pounds last year alone. But locally, only about 10 pounds was collected last year and Eminence Postmaster John Donnelly wants to change that – in a big way.

    “We’re hoping to get 1,000 pounds of food this year,” Donnelly said. “And I really think we can do it.”

  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips


    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”

  • Eminence Art Club paints in broad strokes

    By Will Phillips


    The art club at Eminence Independent School is learning what it takes to raise money. The club, directed by art teacher Robin McHone, is creating pieces of art to auction off on Thursday, May 8. The auction’s proceeds will help fund a field trip for the group.

  • Juniors selected for college program

    Several local high school juniors have been chosen to participate in this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).