Today's News

  • Local buzz for the week of May 18, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

  • Business presses on at Eminence Cleaners

    “It pleases us to please you” was Floyd Creek’s credo, and the new owner of Eminence Dry Cleaners said he will honor that tradition.

    Robert Eades has used Eminence Dry Cleaners to care for his Sunday best since becoming pastor of the Eminence Pentecostal Church nine years ago. He enjoyed Creek’s company and respected his business ethic.
    “He was kind to me,” Eades said. “He sponsored our Easter drama and we were good business acquaintances.”

  • Signs for the times

    Clark and Melinda Sampson, along with son Jimmy are kept hopping at their burgeoning business in Eminence.

    Affordable Signs & Apparel opened at the corner of Main Street and Eminence Road  in April. Sampson said there is a huge advantage to having a brick and mortar storefront in town.

    For instance, a motorcycle club representative came in at the spur of the moment to purchase t-shirts for a fun-run event. And, when the City of Eminence needed a new Music on Main banner, Sampson could deliver within one business day.

  • Jobless rates down in 108 Ky. counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 108 Kentucky counties, including Henry, between March 2010 and March 2011, while 12 county rates increased, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. 

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 10.1 for February 2011, was close to the statewide rate, down from 11.1 percent in February 2011 and down from March 2010’s 10.9 percent.

  • Keepers mission: great seafood close to home

    To paraphrase the old adage, give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, give a man a take-out’s phone number and he’ll pick up tasty fish for the whole family on his way home from work.

    Keeper’s Restaurant in the old bank building in Jericho (3350 Lake Jericho Road) opened March 9 with one simple mission in mind. “We’d thought about it for a long time,” said owner Pam Foree, “how great it would be to not have to drive 30-40 miles for good seafood.”

  • Eastern Elementary School students of the month

    Pictured are the Eastern Elementary Students of the Month for April: Collin King, Branson Stone, Cody Franklin, Shelby Gordon, Cory Doss, Seth O’Nan, Aleigha Hancock, David Floyd, Jaden Stamper, Trey Thomas, Devin Shaw and Rosa Smither.

  • Districts to start

    They have arrived.

    The high school district tournaments for both baseball and softball start Monday night with games all across Kentucky. Here is a breakdown of all four county teams:

    The Henry baseball team plays Owen County (at Carroll County) on Monday at 8 p.m. in the opening round of the 31st District tournament. Owen beat Henry, 9-8, in a nine-inning thriller on April 18. Henry is 8-16 overall, while Owen is 8-16.

  • It’s eight straight wins for Wildcats

    Continuing what appears to be a perfect peak, the Henry County baseball team has extended its winning streak to eight games entering the final week of the regular season.

    In order of wins, the Wildcats beat Carroll County, North Oldham, Carroll and Gallatin County last week and are now 14-8 overall with the 31st District tournament starting on Monday night. The last loss for the Cats was against Christian Academy-Louisville on April 21, and they have now rolled off eight consecutive wins.

  • HCHS student of the week: Jessie Carothers

    Jessie Carothers is 16 years old and a sophomore.

    Your principal says you’re career and college-ready, where do you want to attend college?
    Northern Kentucky University is a good option or U of L. I will major in orthodontics and minor in agriculture business. “Mrs. Davie (ag teacher) is so passionate, she made me like it,” Carothers said.

    What’s your career choice?
    I want to be an orthodontist. I’ve had braces twice and my orthodontist always keeps it upbeat.


    In what might be the most wins the Eminence softball team has ever had in a single season, the Warriors won three more games last week to surpass the 10-win mark and are now 11-7 overall.

    Since records were first kept by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in 1998, no Eminence softball team has won as many games as this year’s squad. In 2010 Eminence won seven games — its most since 2004 — and this year the Warriors have already done four better entering the final week of the regular season.