Today's News

  • Henry jobless rate drops below 9%

    Henry County was one of 99 counties in the state to experience a drop in unemployment rates from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Henry’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point, from 9.5 in May 2010 to 8.6 in May 2011.

    Regionally, Trimble County experienced the most improvment, going from 13.3 percent in May 2010 to an even 10 percent this year. Conversely, Spencer County recorded the lowest decline — changing 0.1 points.

  • Businesses hit and miss during race week

    By Jeff McKinney
    Kentucky News Content Service

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.

  • LHC group is bringing disc golf to Henry County

    In just a few months, a new sport will begin at Harry Hill Park.

    The 2011 Leadership Henry County class revealed its unique project at the June 28 Henry County Chamber of Commerce meeting — they want to bring disc golf to Henry County.

    Two members of the class, including New Castle Christian Church Pastor Tommy Lanham, are disc golf enthusiasts, and introduced their classmates to the idea. When it came time for the group to decide on a project, someone suggested the group look at creating a disc golf course in Henry County.

  • Peyton repeats as HCCC women’s champ

    In a near repeat from 2010, MacKenzie Peyton won the Henry County Country Club’s Women’s Championship for the second straight year.

    Peyton, who will be a freshman at Henry County High School this year, shot a two-day total of 155, improving on her score from 2010 by one stroke.

    And Brad Goss extended his championship record with his 15th straight title. Goss shot a two-day total of 141, also one stroke better than 2010.

  • MARCH 10, 1993: Lady Warriors win District Championship

    By Tom W. Smith

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky — The bigger they are the harder they fall. That old phrase was given some meaning Friday evening when the “nobody” Eminence Lady Warriors beat the “somebody” Shelby County Lady Rockets 57-46 to earn their first ever District Championship.

    Going into the contest against the Litrating’s number 11 team, the Lady Warriors were 15 point underdogs to the Lady Rockets. But a tough defense became too much for the hosting Shelby County girls to handle.

  • Local Buzz for the week of July 20, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Events

  • Cattle and hot weather

    As I write this article on Monday, the heat and humidity are both high, making things uncomfortable.  Remember it makes things uncomfortable for all our livestock, also.  A couple of the  most important considerations are certainly water and shade.  Be sure that clean water is always available, especially in hot weather.  Make routine checks of the water supply.  Cattle need 13 to 20 gallons of clean water in hot weather.

  • Come on out and have breakfast with us!

    Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great ribeyes, or a plate of brisket, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or award winning barbecue? Looking for that perfect wedding gift; one that is unique? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel music? Well, have we got the event for you!

  • Engagement - Dunaway-Wolf

    Alan and Rosie Dunaway of Port Royal announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Rosalee Dunaway to Scott Daniel Wolf, son of Robert and Sherry Wolf of Crestwood.

    The wedding will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at New Castle Christian Church. A reception will immediately follow in the gym of the church. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    The couple asks everyone to donate a can of lemonade or canned food to be donated to Central Café, a place that feeds approximately 350 to 400 people weekly.

  • Parrish-Rankin

    Virgil and Mary Ann Parrish announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Parrish to Adam Franklin, son of Mark and Carren Franklin.

    The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Whitehall Historic Home and Gardens in Louisville. A reception will immediately follow.  All friends and family are invited to attend.