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Today's News

  • Eminence choir performs for school board
  • Oldham to host ‘Dark Highway’ author

    To this day, no one knows exactly what happened on a lonely, dark road in Henry County on the night of Nov. 6, 1936.
    The result was the untimely death of Verna Garr Taylor, a beautiful widow. The main suspect was her fiancé, Kentucky politician and Brigadier General Henry Denhardt. This tragic story still resonates with audiences today and has been recently written about in a book entitled, “Dark Highway.”

  • Fire departments converge on Batts Lane fire
  • EIS kindergarten bulks up equipment with video contest win

    Jennifer McMillan’s kindergarten class at Eminence Elementary School will have new ways to “get their wiggles out” after winning $1,000 from a fitness-themed contest sponsored by Lexington-based Laura’s Lean Beef.
    Part of the Meyer Natural Foods family of natural and organic brands, company officials launched the “Laura’s in Motion” on National Child Health Day last October, opening the submission of videos to schools across the country.

  • Jumping into the new year with the Chamber

    I sure do love our county!  I am meeting more people and leaning more about our county each day.  We have so much to offer here and I hope to be able to bring more awareness of our businesses, community programs/events and local resources to each of our members and our community.

    Kicking off our 2017 with Henry County community events: The Theatre Downstream will present  “The Miracle Worker,” the inspirational story of Helen Keller learning to speak.   

  • Governor's actions jeopardize educations

    As the husband of a University of Louisville student, I can’t help feeling anxious about the recent threat to the school’s accreditation.

    In fact, I may well feel the most upset out of everyone I know. Any time the subject comes up, those I’ve been speaking to — reasonable people all — completely discount that the issue could get more out of hand than it already has.

  • Local Buzz, January 18, 2017

    Church Activities

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

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations

  • Public Records, January 18, 2017

    Henry County Circuit Court Arraignments, January 2017

    Justin Taggart – pleaded not guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, second degree (hydrocodone); drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; and possession of marijuana

    Casey O. Spurr – pleaded guilty on a Rocket Docket case to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine)

  • Warriors reach semis of All A Classic

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors took on the Owen County Rebels at Walton-Verona in the opening round of the Eighth Region All A Classic Jan. 10 and came away with a 53-43 win over their district rivals.

    The game was not a thing of beauty as both teams played good defense and could not find their shooting eye.

    The Warriors got the scoreboard first with two baskets from Kemryn Jenkins to lead 4-0 with 5:24 left in the opening period.

  • Williams named to Hall of Fame

    sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School teacher and coach Donnie Williams was inducted into the Kentucky Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Saturday in Louisville.

    Williams was the head baseball coach at Henry County for 14 seasons as well as coaching basketball for several seasons. He finished his coaching career with seven seasons as the head baseball coach at Shelby County High School.

    Williams compiled 270 wins in his career and his last team at Shelby County finished as runners-up in the state.