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Today's News

  • New business focuses on recycling, going green

    Two big goals for the owner of Driveway Dumpsters involves taking less waste to the landfill and boosting recycling.

    After opening last August, the new business really caught on with construction firms in the region and had to expand significantly to meet demand, said owner Jody Jones, who lives in Pendleton.

  • Auto auction hosts grand opening sale

    After hosting a soft opening of the business in the fall, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA) in Eminence conducted its grand opening sale day on Monday.

    About 167 vehicles, some driveable and some not, were up for auction through the company that provides a venue for insurance companies to sell vehicles that have been totaled, usually in a collision. The proceeds from the sales go back to the insurance companies to offset their losses.

  • Alcohol ordinance passes, no Sunday retail sales

    Despite another plea from business interests, a divided Henry Counåty Fiscal Court refused to expand Sunday sales at the second reading of an alcohol sales ordinance Feb. 16.

    Judge-Executive John Logan Brent broke the tie on a proposed amendment offered by Magistrate Jason Stanley to allow stores to sell beer on Sundays. 

  • Warriors win 3 of 4 to finish season

    sports@hclocal.com

    To say the Eminence Warriors basketball team is hot would be an understatement. The Warriors are averaging 88.1 points per game over the last six games and 97.3 points per game over the last three games.

    They peaked in their home game with Evangel on Feb. 15 when they defeated the Eagles 103-63.

    The Warriors scored 42 points in the first quarter and 30 in the second to lead 72-33 at halftime.

    Jake McKinley was on fire to start the game according to EHS Coach Chris Nethery.

  • Wildcats wallop Raiders, 62-37

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Wildcats hosted the North Oldham Mustangs in their final regular season game Thursday night and fell victim to a torrid shooting display by the visitors in a 66-54 loss.

    North Oldham hit 14 of 22 3-point attempts on their way to the 12-point victory. Two of the misses came during mop up time with the substitutes for both teams playing the final two minutes.

    The game started slowly with both teams having long possessions that ended up netting just one point for North Oldham.

  • EHS girls win two to end season

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team finished the regular season with two wins last week. They traveled to Danville Feb. 16 where they knocked the Kentucky School for the Deaf 55-26.

    On Saturday night they celebrated senior night with a 54-43 win over Burgin.

    EHS 55 KSD 26

    The Warriors got off to a slow start after the long trip to play the Colonels.

    They managed just three free throws and a basket by Madison Dockter in the first period as they fell behind 9-5.

  • Lady Cats rip Redhawks

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Seneca Redhawks Friday night in the final regular season game of long-time HCHS Coach Todd Gilley’s career.

    Many of Gilley’s former players and their families were in attendance as he was honored before the start of the game.

    His present team wasted no time in building a big lead once the game began.

    Maddie Hensley hit a layup with 6:22 left in the first period to start a 10-2 run to open the game.

  • Ethan Tuggle signs with Union College

    sports@hclocal.com

    Ethan Tuggle has overcome some serious physical obstacles and now intends to play football at Union College next season.

    The Henry County High School three-sport athlete signed his letter of intent Friday in the HCHS library in front of his family and teammates.

    Tuggle plays football, basketball and baseball for the Wildcats, but all that got put on hold last year when he was diagnosed with two bulging discs that required surgery and kept him from playing any sports during his junior season.

  • Jameson named to All-Region team

    sports@hclocal.com

    HCHS senior center Gavin Jameson was named to the 8th Region Coaches’ Association All-Region team as voted on by the 8th Region coaches. Jameson was the fourth highest vote-getter on the 15-man team.

    Carson Williams was the top vote-getter and was neamed the region’s player of the year.

    South Oldham’s Steve Simpson and Owen County’s Devin Duvall were named co-coaches of the year.

    HCHS Coach Enoch Welch was pleased that his player was recognized for his outstanding play this year.

  • House focuses on infrastructure, economic development

    The General Assembly debates dozens of bills each legislative session, but most fall under several broad categories: education, health and public safety, infrastructure and economic development.

    Those last two were the chief focus of the Kentucky House’s work last week, as my colleagues and I approved legislation that would make it easier for government and the private sector to work together and that would take an in-depth look at the state’s workforce development programs.