Today's News

  • McDonald’s building delayed

Eminence residents will have to wait for the arrival of McDonald’s until next year.

    Mayor Drane Stephens gave a progress report on numerous properties at the Eminence City Council meeting Monday, including CVS, the anticipated McDonald’s and the vacant KFC/Taco Bell property.

  • Take 5 with Ralph Fergueson

    Basic Bio

    From the four corners known as Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah.

    Moved to Shelby County at 2 years old. Been in Kentucky for about 58 years.

    Graduated from SCHS in 1969. Former FFA and Odd Fellows member.

    Father bought land in Eminence in the early 1960s; lived in Shelby County 35-40 years near Simpsonville.

    What got you interested in farming?

  • My country doesn’t sound like pop music

     I latched onto music at the same time my interest in literature exploded.

    Everyone has their own taste in music and literature, and each genre serves an individual purpose. I relax listening to Chopin or Nick Drake and rock out to the Rolling Stones or the Black Keys. When it comes to country though, I don’t put on this terrible pop fluff that everyone calls new country. My attendance at the Froggy Field Party 5 confirmed that. 

  • Bardstown — More than just My Old Kentucky Home

    In this week’s one tank trip, I wanted show off some of the lesser known jewels of Bardstown and Nelson County.

    Bardstown’s usual suspects — My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Federal Hill, Heaven Hill Distillery and the Stephen Foster Story all merit a trip — but there are other attractions you don’t want to miss.

  • Another Doping Scandal?



    It seems that Major League Baseball is taking another image hit this summer. Alex Rodridguez and several high-profile players have received lengthy suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs; and in Rodriguez’s case trying to cover it up. But maybe it is not MLB that is taking the hit to their image this time. Maybe the individual players will take the hit.

  • HCCC hosts Champions tourney

    Henry County Country Club hosted the KPGA Junior Tournament of Champions on July 31 and Aug. 1. The tournament consisted of several age divisions for boys and girls.

    Two local players, Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner, competed in the 11-12 age division and acquitted themselves well.

    Klempner shot 43 on the first day and 40 on the second to finish the 18-hole tournament with an 83, good for sixth place.

  • Lady Cats host invitational

    The Henry County girls’ golf team got their season under way with two tournaments this week.

    Saturday, the Lady Cats played in the Shelby County Invitational and on Monday they hosted their own tournament.

    The young team shot 398 Monday with MacKenzie Peyton leading the way shooting a 2-under-par 69, which was good for second place.

    Only Maddie Hamilton, one of the top-ranked players in the state from last year’s state champion team Sacred Heart could better Peyton, and shot a 68.

  • Galyon announced as boys' golf coach

    Steve Galyon, media teacher at Henry County High School, has been named the boys golf coach for the 2013 season.

    Now in his 23rd year with HCHS, Galyon graduated from Carson-Newman University in Tennessee and did his graduate work at the University of Louisville.

    Galyon, who lives in Shelbyville with his wife Charlene, has previous experience in athletics at the school — he coached baseball and cross country in the early 1990s and was athletic director for six years starting in the late 90s.

  • Ky Storm drop two in a row

    The Kentucky Storm football team has struggled the last two weeks as work schedules and other commitments have kept the team at less than full strength.

    On July 27 the Storm traveled to Radcliffe to take on the Kentucky Wolverines and fell 34-12.

    “We had no depth. We had several players missing and a lot of smaller players had to fill in on the line,” coach Richard Smith said.

  • Sharpshooters travel to Adair County

    Submitted by Jeannie Campbell

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 15 team members to Columbia, KY on August 2 to compete in shotgun, archery, muzzleloader, 22 rifle, air pistol, and 22 pistol at the Adair County Invitational.  The competition drew 150 participants from surrounding counties and will be the last competition before the State Competition on September 14 and 15.