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Today's News

  • More snow + more wind = big drifts

    Call it the winter that just won’t go away.

    What began as a manageable few inches last week causing a few minor problems turned into a pavement eating monster Monday and Tuesday.

    Glen Baxter, Henry County Road Department Supervisor, said Tuesday afternoon that crews saw snow drifts as high as seven feet in some places.

    Monday’s storm dropped six inches of snow on the ground, and constant winds whipped the powder into a frenzy all day, and night, long.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

    Due to Daylight Saving’s Time, which falls during the event, the finishing time has been pushed back one hour to get in the total 24 hours.

  • HCHS girls like where they’re at, coach says

    After beating Grant County 55-42 last Friday night for their fifth consecutive win, Todd Gilley said his Ladycats are right where they need to be with the postseason just days away.

    The Henry County High School girls’ basketball team entered this week with a 13-9 overall record, is scheduled to play at Waggener this Wednesday and at Eminence on Friday, and opens the 31st District tournament against Owen County on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The five-game win streak, capped off by the Gallatin victory, shows that the Ladycats are playing their best ball when it counts the most.

  • EHS girls pick up win No. 2

    Celebrating their second win this basketball season, the Eminence Lady Warriors defeated Covington Latin 46-38 last Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors beat St. Francis on Jan. 28. They were ahead of Evangel Christian two weeks ago but were given a 2-0 forfeit loss when the referees ruled the game was out of control with Eminence leading 50-47 and just 2:12 left in regulation.

    Against Latin in Eminence’s Homecoming on Friday, the Warriors led most of the way and came away with win number two. They are now 2-23 on the season.

  • Snow, go away!!!

    I feel like I’m stuck smack-dab in the middle of the Winter Olympics, and I’m not liking it too much. I swear I went downhill skiing while trying to walk off my front porch; I felt like I was on the bobsled team trying to navigate out of my driveway in my car; and I was on a cross-country ski course while trying to run outside – yes, that was me running through Pleasureville during the storm on Monday and thank you to all those drivers who felt it necessary to honk at me.

  • SB105 affects livestock producers

    Livestock producers, listen up! There is currently a bill being considered by our legislators that would seriously and negatively affect our ability to farm.

  • He could fix Anything

    Staff writer/photographer

    George Armstrong Sr., was known in Henry County as the man who could fix anything.

    Born March 9, 1907, the mechanically inclined Armstrong attended the King Street School in Eminence. The all black school housed elementary school through tenth-grade students.

    As a young man he apprenticed under Paul Land at an Eminence repair shop and worked with Land several years.

    By 1939, though, he was determined to go out on his own and opened Armstrong’s Garage and Repair on King Street.

  • Wild game ends with Eminence forfeit

    The Eminence Lady Warriors were on the verge of winning their second basketball game of the season, but instead were given a forfeit loss when the referees ruled the game was out of control with Eminence leading 50-47 and 2:12 left in regulation.

    Playing at Evangel Christian last Tuesday, Eminence coach Carter Martin was called for two technical fouls and eventually ejected from the game with 5:40 left in the final quarter and his team ahead by 18 points.

  • The candidate we want you to know about

    I was enjoying a nice ho-hum drive to work Feb. 3,when the rear end of an SUV caught my eye, and I had to turn around to get another look.

    Parked at the intersection of  Main and Cross Main in New Castle, the SUV had a campaign sticker for Bob Cook for Judge-Executive on the back window.

    The top of the sticker, of which I caught just a couple of words at first, was the part that made me turn my car around to take a second look.

    “The candidate the newspaper doesn’t want you to know about. Shhh!”

  • Warriors trying to put it together

    Trailing by just three points after the first quarter, the Eminence boys’ basketball team was playing near-perfect against the Shelby County Rockets last Tuesday night — the Warriors held an early lead, were tied 10-10 five minutes into the contest and had few mistakes against a squad that was supposed to run away with an unchallenged victory from tip-off.