Today's News

  • Long before railroads

    In the farthest eastern point of the county, the quiet town of Gest overlooks the Kentucky River at Lock No. 3.

    Like many towns along the Kentucky River, big plans were made for Gest with a plat layout that included a town park, two school lots, a place for the common market and land plots of more than 50 blocks of real estate.

    In an article by one of the pioneering families of Gest, Cordie Coppersmith wrote that Gest had two saloons, two groceries, a hotel, a barbershop and a ferry that took residents across the river.

  • Never-say-die Cats rally in the sixth, but fall 11-8 to North Oldham

    It was a game that looked to be all but over, just four innings in.

    The “never say die” Henry County Wildcats found themselves down 8-0 after four innings and had yet to shut down the mighty North Oldham hitting machine even for an inning in the second round of the 8th Region baseball tournament.

    But the Cats held the Mustangs scoreless in the fifth and then put their rally caps on and made a game of it in the top of the sixth.

  • The greenhorn comes full circle

    Twenty-eight years ago a brash, slightly cocky and very green young man started his career in coaching and teaching at Eminence High School.

  • Sports brief

    Lady Cats Basketball Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp

    The Henry County Lady Cats basketball team will host their annual basketball camp June 11-14. Doors open at 8 a.m. Grades 2 through 8 are eligible to participate. There is a $40 fee per camper or $30 for sisters of the same family. Campers receive a t-shirt, free snack each day, speakers and instruction in basketball fundamentals.

    Vaughn Named 8th Region Player of the Year

  • Shop local and support your community



    Last week, New Castle attorney, and preservationist, Joe Yates told us “Human beings need community. Small towns and neighborhoods in a big city provide a sense of that community.

  • Eminence Middle School AR contest
  • HCHS: Project Citizen

  • Earl Holmes Attendance Awards

    Henry County Public Schools annually recognizes students who attend school every day for the entire school year.  The award is named in honor of Earl Holmes, retired Director of Pupil Personnel, for HCPS.

  • McFarland indicted for trafficking

    A Pendleton man has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on multiple drug trafficking charges.

    Steve Edward McFarland, 72, of Pendleton allegedly sold methadone, a schedule II narcotic, to a confidential informant three times in March, according to indictment records.

  • CAIP deadline approaching

    Whether you want to start your own agriculture business or remain competitive with your current farm, having the financial resources available for start-ups or improvements can be daunting.

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board and the County Agricultural Investment Program may help ease the burden.

    At the end of May, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board released $311, 894 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for the County Agriculture Investment Program.