Today's News

  • Bill seeks to toughen drunk driving penalties

    Senator Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown, is continuing the effort to broaden the window that allows for stronger penalties for habitual drunk drivers, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
    Senate Bill 56, which he pre-filed this summer, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • Playin’ the Odds

    Called “the largest jackpot in world history,” by Kentucky Lottery officials, the potential $1.5 billion payoff attracted a stream of customers into Henry County businesses last week to try their luck. The big winners to split the $1.6 billion pot were from California, Tennessee and Florida. Though there were no reports of winning tickets being sold in Henry County, it wasn’t for lack of interest. Bill Patel at the Cowboys in Eminence reported steady sales of chances.

  • Drawing the line in a feminist art project

    When 37-year-old Bree restarted her life by moving to Pleasureville, she saw the opportunity to deepen her relationship with drawing and painting as a self-taught artist.
    “Once I divorced and came here, I’m surrounded by beauty — for 360 degrees, you can see the horizon,” she said. “It inspired me to see my new life here. I was recalibrated. It was a rebirth, a restart.”

  • Sex abuse charge leads to plea deal

    Citing best interests of the victim, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office accepted a plea deal in a sexual abuse case.
    William Fitzgerald faced a charge of sexual abuse after having inappropriate contact with a four-year-old child. In Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Fitzgerald pleaded guilty to the amended charge of wanton endangerment.

  • Fiscal court drafts alcohol ordinance

    Pro-business attitudes guided the Henry County Fiscal Court members as they held a special meeting Jan. 13 to develop the local alcohol regulations.
    Economic development possibilities appeared to be the reason behind the approval of more package and beverage sales at Henry County businesses when 60 percent of voters cast ballots in favor during the special December election.

  • Wildcats nip Carroll in overtime, 52-49


    For the second game in a row, Gavin Jameson came up with an important blocked shot to help the Henry County Wildcats win in overtime. The first block came in the Wildcats’ third game of the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    This time Jameson’s defensive heroics came in an important district seeding game at Carroll County on Jan. 5.

    The Wildcats had taken a 50-49 lead when Jameson hit one of two free throws with just under one minute to play.

  • Lady Cats fall to Carroll in OT


    The Carroll County Lady Panthers did not want a repeat of what happened to them at Henry County in December. The Lady Panthers allowed the Lady Cats’ pressure defense to rattle them and Henry County used that to go on a big run in the second period to take an eight-point lead into halftime. The Lady Cats then pulled away for a 17-point win.

    This time the Lady Panthers withstood Henry County’s pressure to get a hard-fought 42-39 win in overtime on Jan. 5 at home.

  • Warriors eclipse Eagles, 66-47


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Warsaw Jan. 5 to play the Gallatin County Wildcats in an important district seeding game. When the teams met in December, the Warriors won 78-70.

    The Wildcats turned the tables with a 22-point win that was closer than the final score indicated for most of the game.

  • EHS girls conquer Colonels


    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team hosted the Kentucky School for the Deaf Colonels Thursday night and came away with a 53-29 win.

    The Warriors used a balanced attack and good defense to start the game with an 11-0 run and never looked back as Coach Zach Adair was able get all his players valuable minutes.

  • Things to know about Fed’s diet guidelines

    The 2015-2020 dietary guidelines have just been released.  They are designed to provide a clear path to help Americans eat healthfully.  
    Here is what they say:
    A lifetime of healthy eating helps to prevent chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.
    Healthy eating is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce the onset of disease. The dietary guidelines recommendations can help you make informed choices about eating for you and your family.