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Today's News

  • Creative Urge

    Kendra Douglas has shaped and molded the grief from the loss of her father into an intense period of artistic creation.
    Her father was Dewayne Douglas, a long-time teacher and coach at Eminence Independent Schools, also known as Coach D. She stood by his casket for seven hours while 2,500 people came to pay their respects and bid him farewell.
    “When my father passed away, it was incredibly moving the way the town responded to his loss,” she said.

  • Schools restart in August

    Students returning to Henry County and Eminence schools this fall will find a few changes happened during their summer vacations.
    Work continues on building a new wing on Eminence Independent Schools, the former KFC got torn down and the district acquired the old DeliPlus strip mall.
    Nine Henry County students will attend the newly opened iLead Academy, the regional school focusing on math and technology skills through project-based learning. The Henry County Board of Education named Randy Hartford as the new school resource officer at the high school.

  • Four for freedom

    Washington, D.C. has the bad news blues.  Whether it’s Congress passing bills that spend billions of dollars we don’t have, rogue Supreme Court justices ignoring the clear text of the Constitution, or yet another unelected executive branch agency bureaucrat issuing a “regulation” that punishes free enterprise, it often seems that victories for freedom and liberty are rare.

  • Confederates' flag may return to the attic

    The decision made by South Carolina to lower the flag from their capitol grounds and display it in a museum instead roiled my former home with a related controversy.

  • Local Buzz, July 22, 2015

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Activities and Services

  • Public Records, July 22, 2015

    KSP Arrests

    Jessica N. Hawkins, 28, Worthville — arrested July 13 at 8823 River Road, Port Royal, by Trooper Stucker for execution of three bench warrants

    Zachery D. Ethington, 23, Smithfield — arrested July 13 at Elm Street, Eminence, by Trooper Ferris for execution of three bench warrants

  • Henry County kids attend 4-H summer camp

    By Cathy Toole

  • Harvest Showcase is coming this Saturday

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Kentucky Fairgrounds.  
    It is a great place to bring the kids and grandkids as there will be a petting barn and livestock exhibit at the ag arena and kids games by our own Henry County FFA and hayrides around the fairgrounds.  
    Be sure to come hungry, because the Henry County Chamber of Commerce breakfast of country ham and fresh farm eggs starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.

  • A science Sleuth

    Gabe Adams, for the third time, attended the “Summer Science Sleuths” program at Duke University in Durham, N.C., from June 13 to 27. Upon completion of the program, he was named a “Hartwell Scholar at Duke” during the graduation ceremony. This year, the students explored and studied the growth characteristics of bacteria, anatomy of the human brain and helped in the rehabilitation of green sea turtles and bottlenosed dophins. Adams is a sophomore at Henry County High School and the son of Jon and Sarah Adams of Bethlehem.

  • HCPS announces back-to-school information

    As school resumes soon, Henry County Public Schools has released a schedule of open houses and student supplies list for the upcoming year.
    Important dates:
    • July 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 10th to 12th grade schedule pick up at Henry County High School
    • July 28 — sixth grade jump start, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Henry County Middle School
    • July 28 — seventh grade orientation, 6 through 7:30 p.m. at Henry County Middle School