Today's News

  • Cats split district games

    The Henry County Wildcats have played in Carroll County’s gym almost as much as they have played in their own gym after playing three games in the North American Stainless tournament and then returning to take on Carroll County for the third time in less than a month and second time in less than a week on Jan. 8.

    The Wildcats won the third matchup by its narrowest margin over the Panthers this year by a score of 55-47.

    The Cats had to put on a furious rally to pull out their third victory over the Panthers.

  • Warriors fall to Gallatin, North Oldham

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Warsaw on Jan. 8 to take on district rival Gallatin County in their first game in ten days and fell to the Wildcats by nine points.

    The Warriors trailed throughout the game but it was close all the way with the greatest margin coming at the end of the third period when Gallatin County hit a three to take a 12-point lead.

  • Warriors lose to Fraize, Newport

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Frederick Fraize High School in Cloverport on Friday night to take on the Lady aces and fell 36-13.

    The Warriors were playing with a depleted lineup that took time to adjust to new roles.

    Emily Bryant is out for the season with a knee injury and Shelby Claxton has yet to be cleared to return from an illness. Another player left the team for personal reasons leaving Coach Zach Adair trying to plug holes in his starting lineup.

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Month-Sara Link

    Sara is a senior on the Warriors’ girls’ basketball team.

    Host Parents-Jo Lynn and Willis McKee

    Parents-Torsten and Brigitta Link


    What do you do for fun?

    I like to meet with friends and go to the mall and hang out with them.


    How about school clubs?

    No I am to busy with basketball and cheerleading.


    Favorite school subject and why:

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Month-Nacona Jeffries

    Nacona is a senior on the Wildcats’ basketball team.

    Parents-Steve and Renee Jeffries


    What do you do for fun?

    Hunt and fish.


    How about school clubs?



    Favorite school subject and why:

    P.E., because I like the stuff we do in there.


    Favorite TV shows:

    Duck Dynasty, SportsCenter and Fast n’ Loud.


    Favorite Movie:

    Coach Carter.


  • Wildcat JV Update


    On Dec. 21 the Henry County Wildcats’ JV defeated Walton-Verona 46-34. Ethan Tuggle led the team in scoring with 15 points. Jackson Jeffries added 12 points.


    On Jan. 8 the JV Cats defeated Carroll County 47-35. Jeffries led the way with 14 points and Gavin Jameson contributed 10 points to the cause.


    On Jan. 10 the JV Cats fell to Owen County 43-38. Coleton Aneszko led the team with 11 points and Jeffries and Jacob Buckley added eight points each.

  • Based on principles not politics

    By Nick Hawkins

    Next to being a husband and a father, serving our county as a Magistrate has been one of the great honors of my life. I have strived to make decisions based upon my faith, solid principles and the belief that an elected official should always vote for what they feel in their heart is right; even in the face of strong opposition.

  • Grandchildren say the funniest things

    By Joe Yates

    Those of us that have grandchildren are lucky. Those of us that have grandchildren and write a column for our local newspaper are doubly lucky. Why? Because we not only get to bore our friends, and sometimes complete strangers in person with stories of how smart and funny our grandchildren are, I get to tell you about mine in the newspaper. Ha!

  • Take 5 with Kevin Whitt

    Basic bio

    Native of Waterford, Michigan

    Graduated from Waterford Kettering High School 1988

    BA liberal arts degree from Southwestern Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo.

    Attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville.

    Associate Pastor at Pleasureville Baptist Church 1996 -2000.

    Founding pastor of Harvest Community Church 2000.

    Henry County Public Schools Director of Transportation

    Why do you have interest in theology and ministry?

  • Drennon hosted academy

    By Brad Bowman


    The hills of Drennon Springs once echoed with the drills of young cadets at the Western Military Institute.

    Between Drennon Creek, Indian Hill and an area known as Texas, the Western Military Institute commanded a slope looking toward the Blue Sulphur Spring and surrounding hollow. A college mostly for boys from aristocratic families, the Western Military Institute served as a recruitment resource for both the Union and Confederate armies. The Civil War would, as it did many things, help bring about its demise.