Today's News

  • Board says farewell to Winchester

    Roy Winchester is a tough, pragmatic educator who, by his own account, has given 50 years to Henry County Public Schools.

    He is well-known for going through monthly statements, meticulously scrutinizing and questioning district expenditures. So, it was a surprise when the 27-year school board veteran sat quietly while board president Donnie Tipton asked if there were any questions on November spending.

    “Mr. Winchester,” queried Tipton?

    “I make a motion to pay the bills,” Winchester said.

  • Mayoral candidate spent $12.45 per vote

    One candidate for Eminence mayor spent more per vote than any other race on the Nov. 2 ballot in Henry County, according to data from state and federal campaign finance reports.

  • Local family caught in a Christmas Catch-22

    Editor’s note: Amanda Smith is an alias we have assigned to a source in this story to protect the privacy of her children.

    When she called in November looking for help with Christmas, it already was too late to apply for inclusion in most local charitable programs. Amanda Smith, who asked that her name be witheld, said she had never requested assistance for her children before and seemed distraught that she had found more red tape than red ribbon.

  • Waddy mourning the loss of 6-year-old girl

    Sadness has blanketed the Shelby County community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.

    Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.

    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Public records for the week of December 22, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Harold R. Cox Sr., Contempt of Court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    Eric Klink, theft by unlawful taking over $500; 2nd degree criminal trespass; arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/13.

    Johnny Williams, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/14.

    Adam N. Sachleben, theft by unlawful taking under $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

    Keegan Berry, 2 counts of 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

  • The lost Campbellsburg Santa letters

    To Mrs. Berry's Kindergarten class at Campbellsburg Elementary,

    Santa Claus called us this morning to say he didn't see your letters in our paper yesterday. Never fear, we found them! Santa will be reading your letters right here!

    Merry Christmas!

    Dear Santa Claus,

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 22, 2010

    Thursday, December 23
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Wells wanting school spirit

    This is a short story about how one student at Eminence is trying to make a resurgence in school spirit, like the days when finding a good seat at Warrior Gymnasium was not so easy and when opponents did not like playing in the rowdy gym. Can she?

    When Candace Wells was in the eighth grade, the gym was packed for home games and school spirit for the Warriors was evident by the support of their athletic teams. How can you forget the “Fox Zone” that once dominated games?

  • First win over Shelby County since 1998

    In their first basketball game against Shelby County High School since Shelby split into two schools, the Henry County Ladycats easily won, 58-27, last Tuesday night.

    It was Henry’s first win over Shelby in 13 years, dating back to the 1997-98 season, and gave the Ladycats a 2-0 start to the season. So far this year, the Cats have also beaten Eminence (52-27 on Dec. 3), and games against Ludlow and Gallatin County were canceled.

  • Warriors drop two ‘winnable’ outings

    After opening with just one win through the first eight days of the high school basketball season, coach Chris Nethery said his Eminence squad should have its 1-3 record flip-flopped.

    The Warriors first lost to Montecillo (52-43) on Saturday, Dec. 4, then lost to Evangel Christian (51-49) the following Tuesday. Those two, Nethery said afterward, were very winnable games. Eminence struggled at the free-throw line and around the basket in both outings.