Today's News

  • Timing is everything for EHS senior

    They say timing is everything, and so it was for Eminence High School senior Alyssa Jones.

    Jones, who has been involved in her church choir since she was very young and began taking voice lessons from Ruth Ann Mills-Moore in New Castle as a fourth-grader, participated in the music program during her three years at Henry County High School.

    Last summer, she and her family moved to the house in Eminence where her late grandmother lived. That meant transferring from HCHS to EHS for her senior year.

  • Jury finds Gibson not guilty

    After more than nine hours of deliberation, a jury found Johnny Lee Gibson not guilty of five felony charges related to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield.

    Rob Riley, who defended Gibson, said his client was “ecstatic that he finally had his day in court,” and that Gibson was “happy as a clam” with the verdict.

  • Public record for the week of Feb. 15


    Ashley Nicole Jude, 23, Pendleton, to Andrew Paul Perdue, 27, Pendleton.

    Zoning permits

  • Warriors holding together with ‘tape & bandages’

    Before the week really got started, the coaching staff for the Eminence girls basketball team knew it was going to be rough.

    With little change in players’ status from the week before, the Warriors found themselves with barely enough bodies to put on their bench.

    “It was a rough week,” co-head coach Bill Covington said. “We’re just so short-handed with injuries and illnesses. We’re just trying to keep our heads above water.”

  • Lady Cats fall to Walton-Verona, Owen County

    Heading into hostile territory is never easy. Even worse is heading into territory patrolled by one of the top-ranked teams in the state; a team, not to mention one that clobbered the sixth-ranked team in the state by 23 points.

    The Henry County Lady Cats knew they had their hands full as they headed to Bearcat territory at Walton-Verona.

  • Cats git ‘r Dunn

    Friday night at Spencer County High School, the Austin Dunn Show was on display.

    The senior had 24 points en route to a thriller 46-44 win for the Wildcats over the Spencer County Bears.

    Henry County jumped out to an 8-0 lead thanks to two 3-pointers and another bucket by Dunn.

    But the Bears stormed back to score 10 points in a row and took a 10-8 lead at the end of the quarter. Dunn was the only scorer for the Cats in the quarter, as both teams struggled offensively.

  • Warriors pummel Knights, 83-57

    Everybody plays, everybody scores. Everybody plays, everybody rebounds, too.

    But then, that can happen when a team ends up not quite being what you expected.

    The Eminence Warriors expected a hard-fought game against the visiting Piarist Knights. But thanks in part to a first-quarter scoring fest, Eminence easily won the contest 83-57

  • Confessions of a rebate addict

    Oh, how I love to get paid to shop! I adore getting checks in the mail for things I normally buy. There’s just something about it that makes me smile. I’ve gotten hundreds of dollars back from rebating in the form of checks and gift cards. Want examples? Here are a few:

  • Deadline to sign up for shooting sports camp is Feb. 24

    The 2012 4-H State Shooting Sports Camp will be held at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from April 4-7.

    This is a statewide camp open to all youth in fourth through eighth grades.  

    Certified instructors have been recruited to present classes and range work.

    Each camper will learn responsible, safe use of firearms and how to shoot in the six disciplines of the program:  rifle, trap, archery, black powder, hunter challenge and pistol.

  • ‘Pesticide Card’ needed for certain chemicals

    If you need to purchase and use restricted use pesticides in the upcoming growing season, you may need to renew (or get for the first time) your Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. 

    The ‘Pesticide Card’ is good for three years.  The Henry County Extension Office is offering a certification class from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 16. There is no fee for the program.  As always, it helps us in our meeting planning if you contact us at 845-2811 to let us know your intentions to attend.