Today's News

  • Henry Hoopla coming soon

     It is almost time for the Henry Hoopla bracket contest. Selection Sunday is March 11. After the tournament has been set, make your picks and join our contest.

    We will be using the cbssports.com March Madness bracket games to enter contestants.

    However, if you do not feel comfortable entering online, send your brackets to us at the “Henry County Local” and we will enter them for you.

    Only one bracket per player may be entered.

  • It’s too quiet now as the downtown continues to change

    Ever since Chat ’N’ Nibble closed, it’s been way too quiet here on South Penn Avenue.
    Unfortunately, the Henry County Local remains the last business standing where folks come to work every day on our block.
    After I came to Eminence in 2014, having enough space to park out front was still enough of an issue where people would remark on it regularly — that there were too many customers and workers vying for the same limited amount of parking.

  • Parliamentary team receives donation

    On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Henry County High School parliamentary procedures team traveled to Big Springs Country Club to conduct a meeting before the Kentucky Association of Parliamentarians (KAP). At the conclusion of the meeting, the team received a $100 donation from the organization. Pictured from left to right are Abby Tuggle, Claire Young, KAP President Mary Alice Oldfield, Nikki Perkinson, Chaney New, Jada Medina and Jagger Rice.

  • School briefs: Locals earn honors at EKU

    Local students receive honors at EKU
    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 3,661 students earned dean’s and president’s list honors for the fall 2017 semester.

  • Future farmers of america visit with legislators in frankfort

    The Henry County High School’s FFA chapter officers went to Frankfort Feb. 13 to talk to local legislators, Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, according to information from Krystin Moody, FFA reporter. With both legislators, the FFA members talked about the chapter and different things that affect the agricultural community, like water conservation efforts and road improvements. While there, the students took a tour of the state Capitol and sat in on the Ag Senate Committee meeting.

  • Sunflowers in the style of Van Gogh fill Eastern Elementary after art project

    In the art world, sunflowers are eternally linked with one painter — Vincent Van Gogh. Sharon Silvers, artist-in-residence for Henry County Public Schools, teaches elementary students to appreciate the artist’s technique by taking them step-by-step through each aspect of one of Van Gogh’s sunflower masterpieces.
    On Thursday, Silvers captured the imagination of Robin Tillman’s fifth-grade art class at Eastern Elementary. The budding artists sketched each detail in pencil then painted in petals, stems and a vase.

  • Dog walk/run to benefit Henry County’s animal shelter

    Dozens of dogs and their people ran or walked a one-mile trek through Henry County Recreational Park in New Castle Saturday in an event hosted by Eminence Elementary students with the goal of benefiting the county’s animal shelter.
    Participants paid $5 to register and brought needed shelter items such as bedding, treats and cleaning supplies.
    Some came to vie for the first-place medal, others enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the park on a bright cloudless day while some brought their kids to watch the event. Smiles, barks and excitement filled the park.

  • Harrod helps kickoff Henry County Relay for Life

    Volunteers gathered Saturday at the Relay For Life kick-off benefiting cancer research held at the Henry County Fairground’s 4-H building.
    Relay chair Chesi Woods, flanked by her mother, Kim Jewell, husband Vincent and their kids, explained why research counts then introduced speaker, attorney and cancer survivor Virginia Lee “Jenny” Harrod.

  • Outreach effort for elderly receives funding

    Older adults are often burdened with a variety of health conditions, sometimes coupled with loneliness, anxiety and depression, according to a news release. A strategy to engage primary care practitioners in meeting behavioral health needs of older adults is at the heart of a new federal grant awarded to the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging (ISHOA).

  • Eminence students join girls’ club to forge friendships

    Middle school is challenging enough without feeling alone, according to Eminence educators involved with the girls’ club. Teenagers tend to flock to like-minded people, which can make others feel isolated.
    Eminence Independent Schools recently revived its middle school girls’ club under sponsor Molly Dentinger, the homeless liaison, to reach disaffected girls. The group is inclusive, welcoming, safe and ready to help, she said.
    Although the club focuses on at-risk behavior, the organization is open to every middle school girl.