Today's News

  • Dam cracks are "surface slide only;" Sulphur residents may return home

    The topsoil shift at Lake Jericho dam is a ‘surface slide only,’ according to a state official.

    The ruling from the Kentucky Division of Water’s Marilyn Thomas meant the evacuation order for Sulphur was lifted, and residents could return to their homes.

    The tiny town of Sulphur has a long history of flooding. And because of that history, and the steadily falling rain for the last week, Henry County Emergency Management Director Bruce Owens has had his eye on Sulphur since Saturday.

  • EMA conducting OneCall test at 7 p.m. Wednesday

    Henry County Emergency Management will be testing the One-Call Alert System at 7 p.m., today (Wednesday, April 20). Monitors are located throughout the county which will be contacted after the test to check how many phones were activated with the alert.


  • Doll makes his decision, headed to Campbellsville

    After debating if he wanted to play football at the next level, Henry County High School senior Dylan Doll decided that the answer was yes.

    Doll said he had always wanted to play football in college, but after his junior season had doubts if he wanted to play a sport or just focus on school. He finally made that decision just a few months ago and it was made official with a signing last Tuesday inside the high school’s Media Room.

    When Doll puts on the pads again for a football game, it will be for Campbellsville University, becoming a Tiger.

  • Ladycats hold off Owen, 5-4, in district win

    The Henry County softball team jumped out to a comfortable 5-0 lead last Thursday night at Owen County, then held off the Rebels in the final inning for the one-run win, 5-4.

  • EHS softball drops first two

    The Eminence softball team opened its season at 4-0 for possibly its best start in program history, but dropped two games last week for a 4-2 record.

    The Warriors jump started the season with wins over Sayre, Kentucky Country Day, Williamstown and Frankfort, then took a 6-1 loss to Shelby County last Wednesday night and a 4-0 loss to Williamstown on Friday. The last loss was part of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament.

  • Eminence athletes have best marks on the track

    The Eminence Warriors had the most athletes they have had at a track meet in a long time and each of them set personal-best marks last Tuesday night at the Carroll County All-Comers.

    Shelby Armstrong was fourth in the long jump and Cody Gilbert was fourth in the shot put to lead Eminence in the seven-team meet. With Eminence getting a late start to the season and Casey Stamenkovic not being named the new head coach until just before the school’s spring break, athletes are still joining the squad.

  • Collins beats Eminence, 23-21, in first meeting

    Playing at Martha Layne Collins in the first meeting between the two schools, newly-formed Collins wasted little time in putting away the visiting Eminence Warriors last Thursday night, easily winning 23-1.

  • Cats beat W-Verona by one run, winning 4-3

    In Henry County’s only baseball game last week, the Wildcats beat Walton-Verona, 4-3, on Thursday night.

    The Wildcats evened up their overall record to 6-6 entering this week and played Owen County on Monday night. Weather permitting, they play at Shelby County this Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and host Christian Academy-Louisville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

    E-mail us about this story at sports@hclocal.com.

  • Eric Phillips breaks school record

    Most of the athletes at the Harry Greschel Invitational were slowed by the windy and cold conditions all day Saturday, but not Eric Phillips.

    The Henry County senior had a career meet with a school record in the 1,600-meter run, followed by an impressive win in the 3,200-run and an anchor on Henry’s seventh-place 1,600-meter relay team at Christian Academy-Louisville. It was his second school record, going along with his 5,000-meter cross-country record he set in the fall, and gave him his first win at an invitational-sized meet.

  • Saying farewell to animal companions

    It’s been two months, but it’s taken me that long to get to a point where I could write about it.

    On Feb. 19, I said goodbye to my faithful feline friend of 13.5 years.
    Mickey had been sick for some time, and seriously so for three weeks.
    On Valentine’s Day, we learned the reason for his off-and-on cough — he had lung cancer, and he had it pretty bad.