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Today's News

  • Excercise your right, do your duty

    Alright, Henry County, it’s time. Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., the doors open for you to exercise your right to vote.

    It’s a right we have that many in this world do not. Too few of us exercise it. Residents in some countries risk life and limb to cast their first votes.

    It’s right we are so often told, albeit via political rhetoric, that men and women in uniform died to protect. A right they’ve died to give to others.

  • Fire destroys storage building

    Staff writer/photographer

    The scent of the fire carried all the way to the north side of Eminence, even after the flames had been dampened.

    At 6:41 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 27, Eminence Fire Department responded to a fire at Eminence Tire on South Main Street.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said the first fire truck rolled up to the scene within two or three minutes and the entire back end of the building was engulfed.

  • Let’s talk about child abuse

    At this busy time of year with elections, the holidays, etc. there is something I want to talk about.  Child abuse — harsh words, ugly words.  Words I don’t want to think about.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 10, 2010

    Thursday, November 11

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

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Ladycats fall to Shelby for disappointing end

    It was not a disappointing season for Henry County’s volleyball team, but it was a disappointing end.

    The Ladycats hosted Shelby County on Monday night in the first round of the 30th District tournament, and lost 2-0. Shelby ended the best-of-three series with 25-8 and 25-22 wins to advance to Wednesday night’s finals against either Martha Layne Collins or Anderson County, and secure a spot into the 8th region tournament.

  • Where IS the creative thinking?

    I find it amusing that someone who should promote healthy living, does not see the benefit of the new Henry County Recreational and Service Park to our community!

  • Boy Scouts find mobile meth lab

    General Manager

    A group of Boy Scouts found something quite unexpected while picking up trash this weekend.

    Members of Troop 421 were cleaning up trash along Jackson Road, part of the county-wide roadside garbage pick-up, when they found the remnants of a mobile meth lab.

  • Vote Ronnie Stephens for jailer

    I am requesting your vote for my son-in-law, Ronnie Stephens for jailer. He has given many hours helping with youth sports activities in the county.

  • Forum: Magistrate candidates emphasize infrastructure, jobs

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    During the county-wide election forum on Oct. 12, candidates for magistrate fielded questions in two groups.

    Each group fielded questions about infrastructure, planning and zoning and their top priorities if elected.

    Magistrate, Districts 1 and 2

  • Three steps to being a good neighbor

    Three good steps to make sure that you don’t explode or go off on your neighbor.

    Step one: Make sure that your septic system has been inspected and approved by the health department and was installed by a licensed installer and keep your records.