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Today's News

  • Wildcats on a roll, earn 2nd place district seed w/ Owen win

    After a tough start to their season, the Henry County Wildcats have won four in a row, and six of their last nine games to approach a .500 season.

    One indicator of the team’s improvement came last week in a 5-3 win over a hard hitting North Oldham team. This is the same team that defeated the Cats earlier in the year by a score of 17-3.

  • HCHS track competes at NCKTC championships

    The Henry County Track team competed in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Championships Thursday at Owen County High School. The NCKTC is not to be confused with the NCKC which is the conference that all Henry County athletic teams compete in. This conference is exclusively for track and includes more teams from around the area.

  • Warriors drop Western, Lexington Christian

    After a hiccup loss against Carroll County, the Eminence softball team cranked out two wins last week, improving their record to 11-8, matching their 2011 season wins.

    On Wednesday, May 2, the Warriors delivered an 18-0, 3-inning romp over Western High School. In the game, pitcher Brenna Raisor gave up just one hit, while dishing out two doubles and a triple to lead the Warriors.

    Savannah Mertz had a home run; Kelsie Craigmyle had three hits; and Shelby Dees, Kara Capps and Marissa Puckett each had two hits.

  • Baughman wins in Atlanta

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Atlanta Senior Invitational, Category II National doubles title in Georgia. Only the top 20 ranked players in the nation are invited; Baughman was ranked No. 9 in the USTA 70 and over division at the end of 2011.

    He teamed with Jerry Caldwell to defeat the Van Winkle brothers of Georgia 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, and Al Griffin and Willis Anderson (N.C.) 6-3, 6-3 in the finals.

  • Napier named to hall of fame

  • Getting away on what you can afford

    As the end of the school year approaches, many people are looking forward to a family vacation. They offer a time to rest, rejuvenate and spend quality time together. However, increasing prices for gasoline, airfare, lodging and entertainment may make this year’s summer getaway more difficult. Instead of cancelling, there are several ways to trim the travel budget.

  • Drivers: be aware of farm equipment

    With the coming of planting season, we see an increased amount of farm equipment sharing our roads and highways.  The following was written by my counterpart in Gallatin County, David Hull, and appeared in their paper a couple of weeks back.  The message is appropriate for us, too.

  • Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference, June 11-14

    With summer just around the corner, it’s time for Kentucky 4-H teens to register for the 2012 Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference.
    The conference will be June 11-14 at the University of Kentucky, and is open to all 4-H’ers who have completed the ninth grade through the age of 18.
    During the conference, 4-H members have the opportunity to experience dorm life in UK residence halls, attend educational and recreational workshops and meet new friends from across the state. 

  • Conservation district cost share program announced

    The Henry County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program from May 14 to June 15.

    The two programs were created to help agricultural operations protect soil and water, and were established by the Kentucky General Assembly in the 1994 and 2000. Over 17 years, about $120 million has been approved to plan, design and install best management practices on about 14,200 farms to protect soil resources and water quality.

  • Eminence Elementary Students of the month