Today's News


    General Manager

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through the Kentuckiana region Sunday afternoon leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake – but Henry County was left relatively unscathed.

    The winds left hundreds of thousands of LG&E and Kentucky Utilities customers without power throughout the region. Monday afternoon, more than 240,000 LG&E and KU customers still were without power. In Louisville, the National Guard was brought in to help patrol in the city and aid with clean-up.

  • Campbellsburg sewer, annexation face new problem

    General Manager

    A Campbellsburg property owner warned the Campbellsburg City Council Monday night that they were “putting the cart before the horse.”

    The cart is a move to annex property north of I-71 into the city limits, and the horse is completion of a utility bore under the interstate that would pave the way for sewer access to businesses that could be annexed.

    Mike Frazier, one of several property owners, indicated that putting the cart before the horse could affect how the owners vote.

  • Drinking age debate ignores the facts

    Submitted by Deanna Felts

    Prevention Specialist, Seven Counties Services, Inc. Regional Prevention Center

  • More than just a farm center

    Staff writer/photographer

    Are free food, prize drawings and fifty percent off special merchandise good reasons to check out Hawkins Farm Center and Restaurant in Port Royal? Owner and manager, Darlene Tipton thinks so.

    Tipton said she looks forward to this year’s Customer Appreciation Day — set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. “We’re trying to get people’s morale back up,” she said.

  • Young Lady Warriors still improving with 1-10 record

    Sports editor

    With their one win this season coming against Evangel Christian a few weeks ago, the Eminence Lady Warriors were hoping to put a second check in the win column when they took on Evangel Tuesday night on the road.

    Counting its four losses last week — Whitefield Academy, Spencer County, Trimble County and Williamstown — Eminence is 1-10 with the volleyball season more than halfway through. But the Lady Warriors are continuing to improve, first-year head coach Kristen Lively said.

  • Ladycats use eight-day stretch to continue their turning point

    Sports editor

    After taking a 2-1 loss to Anderson County two weeks ago, the Henry County Ladycats are at a turning point in their volleyball season, and coach Jon Kasten hopes his team keeps walking away from the disappointing Anderson match instead of backing up.

  • Black becomes first HC golfer to play in boys' All 'A' Classic

    Sports Editor

    Henry County High School freshman Garrett Black became the first golfer in school history to play in the boys’ All “A” Classic State Golf Tournament when he took on some of the best small-school golfers from across the state at the Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond Saturday.

    Black had to deal with a hot and muggy day, along with a very tough course, and finished with a 99 for 18 hilly holes. His goal was to break 100, which he bettered by one stroke during a slow-played tournament.

  • Warriors hold off Trimble in a wild fourth quarter, 26-24

    Sports editor

    In what Steve Frommeyer dubbed a “bizarre and unusual” fourth quarter, Eminence was able to hold off Trimble County down the stretch for a slim 26-24 victory, which gave the Warriors a perfect 3-0 start to the football season.

  • Girls' soccer team cruises for 10-1 win

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats celebrated their biggest soccer win in school history last Thursday against Waggener, scoring their first goal less than a minute into the game and cruising in for a 10-1 unchallenged victory.

    The Ladycats opened their inaugural varsity season with a 2-1 win over Whitefield Academy Aug. 19, then followed with losses to Spencer County (2-1) Aug. 25, Jeffersontown (4-3) Aug. 28 and Kentucky Country Day (3-1) last Tuesday. The Waggener win left them at 2-3 heading into this week.

  • Cats play best half of season but falter, 6-0

    Sports editor

    For the Henry County High School boys’ soccer team, the first 40 minutes against Whitefield Academy last Monday was its best of the season. The host Wildcats played stall-ball to slow down the high-scoring Whitefield squad and conserve energy, while allowing just one goal.