Today's News

  • Ky. Colonels give for Tri-County vehicle


  • Food distribution system’s goal remains the same under new management

    The people who come to the Henry County Help Center need “that little bit of extra help” to make food last the entire month, said James Dills, the director. He and wife Olivia direct volunteers, sign up new families and coordinate with Dare to Care with the goal of filling enough boxes with food.
    But the help center couldn’t exist without the volunteers.
    “They’re family,” James said. “You can’t really say one person is in charge – it’s a team.”
    For example, Eagle Scouts tackle community projects at the help center, such as building the shelves for box prep and storage.

  • Long’s jury trial set for June in Hall murder case

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.
    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Silence doesn’t stop Stomper

    A deaf boxer puppy inspired Craig Hedges, 41, to tell about the funny, bittersweet and poignant challenges his family faced while teaching the dog sign language.
    Craig turned these experiences into a 26,000-word book for all ages after friends and family encouraged him to transform Stomper’s Facebook posts into the book: “Stomper: Listening in the Silence.” The theme is “how family can get through challenges by working together.”
    The Hedges family took in the dog as they moved from Maine to Evansville, Ind. Stomper has become an integral part of the Hedges clan.

  • Chat ‘n’ Nibble closes after losing lease

    Chat ‘n’ Nibble will no longer offer a place for food and fellowship after Dec. 31.
    After a total of 85 years in business in Eminence with 28 of that in the hands of the Ferguson family, the restaurant will close down before the landlords sell the building.
    As the founders of Ferguson’s Athletics sporting goods store in 1985, Alice and Tom Ferguson already had a history of entrepreneurialism in Eminence.
    After Tom along with Alice’s sister cooperated to buy the Chat ‘n’ Nibble in 1989, Alice’s sister operated the restaurant, leaving the Fergusons to pursue other work.

  • Warriors win Beth Haven tournament


    The Eminence Warriors opened play in the Beth Haven Holiday Classic Dec. 19 against the Model Patriots and came away with a hard-fought 95-92 triple overtime win.

    The Warriors started hot and jumped out to a 24-10 lead after Josh Dotson hit a 16-foot jumper with 1:07 to play in the first period.

    Model was able to cut the lead to 12 at 26-14 by the end of the opening period.

  • Wildcats clip Commanders in overtime


    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Springfield Dec. 18 to take on Washington County and came away with an 87-86 overtime win over the Commanders. 

    Henry County got a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer from Zack Foree to send the game into overtime.

    The Wildcats were up by three points late in the fourth period but Washington County scored to cut it to one and then fouled to stop the clock. Henry County missed the free throw and Washington County grabbed the rebound and raced down court to score and go up by one.

  • EHS routs Lady Aces, 70-49


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Cloverport Dec. 19 to take on the Frederick Fraize Lady Aces and came away with a 21-point victory.

    The Warriors led 18 to 14 after the first period of play. Aaliyah Bailey had eight points and Tavi West had seven points during the opening frame to lead the Warriors.

    The Warriors broke the game open in the second period by outscoring the Lady Aces 26-7 to lead 44-21 at halftime.

  • Lady Cats drop three in tourney


    The Henry County Lady Cats played the host Campbellsville Lady Eagles in the opening round of the Food Pantry Classic Dec. 20 and fell 51-29.

    Both teams got off to a slow start with neither scoring in the first four minutes of the game.

    “We had seven defensive stops in a row but turned it over six times,” HCHS coach Jim Hook said. “We had one shot to show for those seven possessions.”

  • Courthouse expansion and renovation plans take shape

    The upcoming $10 million renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse will provide a holistic approach to improving the facility for the public while preserving many of the historic features, according to the project manager with JRA Architects.