Today's News

  • Tobacco contracts reduced

    On a day when you would normally find Clint Woods cutting or housing tobacco, he was in the barn fixing a tire on one of his tractors.
    Woods, like many Henry County farmers, is not growing tobacco this year because his annual contract wasn’t renewed by Philip Morris International, a primary tobacco buyer in this region. It wasn’t his choice, but he’s okay with it.

  • Warriors fall to Nicholas


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Nicholas County Friday night and ran into a tough Nicholas County High School team that scored early and often on the way to a 60-20 win.

    The Bluejackets scored their first two touchdowns as a result of Warrior turnovers. The first touchdown came with 9:33 after the Warriors lost the ball on a bad snap.

    On the Warriors’ ensuing drive, Nicholas County picked off a pass and returned it all the way to the end zone to lead 12-0 with 9:22 left in the opening period.

  • Recognizing history-making women in Kentucky

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in Aug. 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.

  • Smoothing over the rough patches

    Unusual as it might be, I believe one item from a honey-do list may have cemented itself as my new favorite hobby. It can cover up many of the pockmarks and blemishes in life.

    My wife Beth pushed the agenda, setting in proverbial stone what she wanted me to tackle next, by bringing home a bucket of cement patching compound and a trowel.  

  • Local Buzz, September 2, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    The church sanctuary at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S. Main Street in Eminence is open each Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are welcome to come and go as time allows.

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room. 

  • Public Records, September 2, 2015

    Grand Jury Indictments, August 2015

    Brian K. Lindsey, DOB 11/29/1979, New Castle – possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (heroin); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (fentanyl); and possession of drug paraphernalia

    Mark J. Koenig, DOB 01/18/1976, Sulphur – theft by unlawful taking or disposition over $500; and persistent felony offender, first degree

  • Wildcats defeat Carroll


    The Henry County Wildcats came into Friday nights contest with local rival Carroll County as a big favorite to take the win.

    But Carroll County stepped up their game a week after being hammered by Grant County and put up a strong fight against the bigger, more athletic Wildcats.

    When the halftime buzzer sounded, Henry County found themselves in a 7-7 dogfight with the Panthers.

  • Lady Cats come back


    The Henry County Lady Cats soccer team got their third win of the season Thursday night but it wasn’t easy. After going on top 2-1 at halftime the Lady Cats had to make a frenzied comeback late in the game after conceding two goals in the first four minutes of the second half.

    With four minutes to go in the game Henry County needed one goal to salvage a tie. They ended up getting three in the last 3:43 to win 5-3.

  • Warriors run away from Berea, 60-33


    The Eminence Warriors lit up the scoreboard again this week after hanging 52 points on Trimble County last week.

    Friday night the Berea Pirates were the victim in a 60-33 game that was closer than the score indicated.

    Berea led in the early going by a score of 20-6.

    “We came out flat,” Coach Brian Dorshefski said. “We dug ourselves a hole.”

  • HCHS volleyball improving


    The Henry County Lady Cats dropped three matches last week. They traveled to Walton Aug. 24 where they fell in two games, 12-25, 7-25. The next night they hosted Shelby County and again fell in two games, 17-25, 21-25.

    However, Coach Kara Capps saw a huge difference from one night to the next.

    “I feel like the Walton game should have been totally different,” Capps said. “Actually, I know that the girls could have competed and made it an exciting game. I guess we didn’t come ready to play as a team that night.