Today's News

  • C&J Auto now offers U-Haul rentals in NC

    U-Haul Company of Kentucky recently announced that C&J Auto will serve as a U-Haul neighborhood in New Castle, according to a news release.
    C&J Auto at 668 Eminence Road will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes.
    “C&J Auto owner Joyce Smith is proud to team with the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage to better meet the demands of Henry County,” the news release said.

  • Giving thanks for freedom

    By Paul Cole

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Gubernatorial transition mired in tradition and law

    While last week’s gubernatorial election marked the end of this year’s campaign season, it also kicked off the beginning of a transition period that has been guided by tradition and the state constitution for much of our history.

    Not quite 60 people have served as governor since Kentucky joined the United States in 1792.  In the beginning, voters did not have a direct say; instead, the decision was made by a group of electors, similar to our presidential elections today.

  • Letting leaves lie where they may leads to lush lawns

    Here’s a riddle: What kind of culture throws yard waste in the trash while at the same time scattering many roadside spaces with so much garbage?

    Answer: One that doesn’t have many of its priorities straight.

  • Local Buzz, Nov. 11, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, will be holding Revival Services, Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Brother Jerry Cottrell from Palestine, W.Va.

  • Public Records, Nov. 11, 2015

    EPD arrests

    Eric Straughan, DOB 8/6/1979, Eminence — arrested Nov. 2 at South Main Street by Officer Wells for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense

    Angus Walker, DOB 6/12/1984, Shelbyville — arrested Nov. 7 at Mulberry Pike by Officer Bailey for a bench warrant for court

  • Golden Lions edge Wildcats, 12-6


    The Henry County Wildcats’ first round playoff game with Garrard County looked like a tough, even matchup on paper and it turned out to be just that Friday night as the host Wildcats lost a heartbreaker to the Golden Lions.

    Henry County was unable to take advantage of good field position early in the contest.

  • Thompson runs at state CC meet


    Henry County High School’s Janey Thompson competed in her second consecutive cross country state championship Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Thompson, a ninth-grader, completed the five-kilometer course in 22:08 despite suffering from shin splints and tight hamstrings.

  • Warriors fall to Tigers in playoffs


    The Eminence Warriors had the undesirable task of traveling to Beechwood Friday night to face the Class A powerhouse in the first round of the football playoffs and came out on the short end of a 62-0 score.

    Beechwood scored on their opening drive after just four plays. After a Warrior turnover the Tigers scored again to make it 14-0 just minutes into the game.

    The Warriors then put together a five-minute drive that reached the Beechwood 6-yard line before it stalled out.

  • Finally finding fitness

    I wrote in these pages in June that I was attempting to get back in decent physical condition. Four years ago, when I started my new career as a sports writer, I was able to get into pretty good shape. I started running and riding in February of that year because of the mild winter we had. By October, I was doing long bicycle rides without much problem. I did a 40-miler that capped off the year and was very happy with my state of physical health.