Today's News

  • Kentucky tweaks education

    Education has come a long way in Kentucky over the past 30 years. Much of our progress began with the 1990 passage of KERA or the Kentucky Education Reform Act, which improved funding for K-12 education statewide from the mountains to the Mississippi. Today, that progress is seen in school facility improvements, better test scores, and a better educated Kentucky.

  • What happens in the interim

    Over a month has passed since the conclusion of the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly but my work as your senator has not slowed. Between answering your well thought-out letters and phone calls, I have been visiting with constituents in our district and listening to your concerns and preparing to discuss many of those topics during the interim.

  • App eliminates distractions while driving

    Distracted driving killed about 3,330 people in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each day in the United States alone, eight people die and 1,161 sustain injuries due to a wreck involving a distracted driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

    But Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard hopes that while technology has contributed to the distractions, an app can also make the roads safer. Especially if it can be loaded onto the phones of young people who have less experience behind the wheel.

  • EHS softball wins three in a row


    The Eminence Warriors hosted Waggener May 8 on senior day and gave their only senior, Feven Kruer, a 19-4 going away gift.

    Emilie Ethington and Audrey Wilkerson led the hitting attack with two hits each. Kruer scored three runs while Ethington had four RBIs.

    Camille Scott pitched two innings and gave up three unearned runs while Alexis Shields pitched one inning and gave up one earned run. They both struck out three batters.

  • Lady Cats win four of five


    The Henry County Lady Cats improved their record to 20-6 last week while winning four of five games despite falling behind early in each game.

    The week started with a home game against Lloyd Memorial. The Lady Cats gave up three to the Lady Juggernauts in the top of the first and were held scoreless in their half of the inning.

    But the Lady Cats got the offense going in the second when they scored eight runs. They added five more in the third inning to lead 13-3.

  • Wildcats fall to Collins


    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Collins May 8 and had their six-game winning streak halted by the Titans.

    Henry County had the bases loaded in the first but failed to push a run across.

    After a scoreless first inning, the Titans got on the scoreboard in the top of the second with two runs.

  • Track Cats compete in Region

    The Henry County Wildcats competed in the Class AA, region three track meet at North Oldham High School May 10. None of the HCHS athletes qualified for the state meet.
    Trevyn Spencer had the Wildcats’ highest finish of the day with a seventh place in the triple jump. McCoy Walker finished eighth in the shot put and Alex Hutton finished eighth in the 300-meter hurdles.
     On the girls’ side, Janey Thompson was the Lady cats’ top finisher with an 11th place in the 400-meter dash.

  • Warriors drop three games


    The Eminence Warriors hosted Grant County May 8 on senior day and fell to the Braves 11-0.

    Grant County scored four runs in the top of the first before the Warriors came to bat and had their best chance to score of the night. Jared Golden led off with a single to center field before Cameron Mathis doubled to left field to put runners on second and third with no outs.

  • School briefs: Berry inducted into honor society

    Berry inducted into honor society
    Phi Sigma Theta announced that Kelley Rose Berry, the daughter of Edward and Tish Berry of Eminence, recently became a member of the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Kentucky. Phi Sigma Theta is dedicated to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement in undergraduates at institutions of higher learning.

  • Coomes named DAR good citizen