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Today's News

  • Henry opens 8th Region against Collins

    In what will be the first-ever meeting between Henry County and newly-formed Martha Layne Collins, the two schools will open the 8th Region tournament at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday.
    Henry won the 31st District and enters the regional tournament with a 16-14 overall record, while Collins was runners-up in the 30th District and enters at 18-11. With Shelby County splitting into two high schools this year, keeping Shelby and forming Collins, this will be Henry’s first action against the Titans.

  • It’s been 40 years for Cats

    When the final horn sounded late Saturday night, signaling the end of a thrilling 67-61 win for Henry County, the Wildcats rushed to center court, screamed out, gave high fives, jumped in the air and cheered after what was one of the more memorable wins in a long time. The Cats couldn’t keep it in, not after being silenced for 40 years.

  • WILDCATS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPS! Basketball team wins program’s first district championship since 1971

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team erased a 40-year drought in a memorable game on Saturday night, but it took an overtime to do it.
    For the first time since 1971, the Wildcats can call themselves district champs, after beating Gallatin County in the finals, 67-61. The two teams were tied at 50 at the end of regulation, and Henry outscored visiting Gallatin 17-11 in the overtime to claim the title — the program’s first in exactly 40 years.

  • Tornado levels two homes in Springhill Estates

    The National Weather Service has verified that an F2/F3 tornado touched down in Eminence's Springhill Estates early Monday morning.

    Part of a line of severe storms that roared through the region, the tornado destroyed two homes and one detached garage, but left nearby homes completely untouched.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb, the National Weather Service confirmed the the tornado this morning.

  • 2010 Tax Relief Act creates a write off for heavy SUV’s used entirely for business

    Submitted by Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC

  • Forum will focus on economic development

    As candidates for local office approached the November 2010 general election, one thing was clear: economic development was a hot topic.
    And at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, an Economic Development forum at the Henry County Tri-County Community Action Agency facility will attempt to bring clarity to what is already in place and present new options.

  • Born to be wild pigs

    At first, nobody believed Frank Corolla.

    “I saw one (while) bow hunting a few years ago, and everyone said ‘yeah, right.’ I thought it was just somebody’s pig that got loose,” he said. “I went over a hill, and never saw it again.”

    What Frank Corolla saw once four years ago, and what trail cameras confirmed last summer, was a wild pig in the woods of eastern Henry County. The pig likely was part of a wild or feral pig colony, the existence of which has been rumored for years.

  • Sparring with ‘The Greatest’

    In the 1950s, Donald Hill of Eminence had two options when he needed to get to the Columbia Boxing Gym in Louisville for training: either use his older brother’s 1950 Chevy to make the round trip to the legendary boxing gym, or hitchhike to Louisville and ride a Greyhound bus back to Lincoln Institute, where he went to high school.

    Either way, he was getting to that gym.

  • His work is a dream

    DJ Downey did not rush starry-eyed from Bethlehem to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star.  Still he has wound up with his name on the credits of ten big studio movies since 2009.

    Downey is an Operations Systems Administrator for Dreamworks Animation SKG. When asked to describe that designation in “dummy” terms, he said it’s a lot of engineering.

    Downey is a 1995 graduate of Henry County High School who, admittedly, drifted a bit before finding his niche.

  • Stephens resigns jailer job

    Ronnie Stephens, who in November won a very hotly contested race for Henry County Jailer, has resigned his position just two months into his term.

    Stephens submitted his resignation to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent last week, and it is effective Friday, Feb. 25. Brent notified members of the Fiscal Court in advance of last week’s regular meeting, and on Monday said that Deputy Jailer Billy Sanders would take over as Jailer upon Stephens’ departure.