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Today's News

  • Local students of the week - EHS

    Teacher Stephanie Meadows nominated Foree for student of the week.

    She said he has raised his ACT score by five points and is looking at a football scholarship to Thomas Moore College. “He has put in unbelievable hard work,” she said.

    Principal Steve Frommeyer refers to him as the “most improved of the most improved.”

    Favorite subject?
    He said he’s average in academics, but if he had to choose one it’s English class.

  • Program to help bone density

    Bone density improved in women within a few months of doing Bones for Life® lessons, the program’s originator Ruthy Alon reported at the Aerospace Medical Association’s annual meeting. The women learned to do weight-bearing movements with an efficiently aligned spine.  “Bones for Life® improves posture, restores equilibrium, and enhances the pleasure of moving,” said Alon. “Your bones reliably sustain your weight, and movement becomes pleasurable, inspiring self confidence and biological optimism.”

  • Small steps to better health

    It may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s worth the drive to find someplace to walk in Henry County.

    Town and village dwellers have ready access to downtowns and/or neighborhoods with sidewalks, but if what you crave is countryside, you’ll have to get in the car.

    Both New Castle’s courthouse square and the downtown Eminence shopping are walker friendly, and the county’s two official trails are nearby.

  • Maybe Life’s too Easy

    by Peggy Tschauner Fit for Life

    Many people feel that life these days is pretty tough, but research and our health are proving that life is too easy. How can life be easy with the economy declining, scarcity of jobs, and overscheduled lives? The facts prove that Grandpa was right when he said, “you kids have it so easy.”

  • Local switching to paid website

    In recent weeks, we’ve instituted a few relatively small changes to our content that we hope you have enjoyed.

    But another change, that might not be as welcome, is coming.
    On March 23, the Local’s website, www.hclocal.com will become a subscription-based news and information source.

    We will still print our weekly edition, which you still can subscribe to and pick up at multiple locations in the county.

  • Localbuzz

    Arts and Crafts

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

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Wildcats trying for first district title since 1971

    Trying for their first district championship in exactly 40 years, the Henry County Wildcats will get the chance to claim that title this week at home.
    The Wildcats, who finished the regular season at 14-14, play Carroll County on Wednesday at 6 p.m., and a win would advance them to the final game against either Owen County or Gallatin County on Saturday at 7 p.m. The last time Henry won district was in 1971.

  • Ladycats over Warriors in regular season finale

    The Henry County Ladycats started the regular season with a win over their cross-county rivals, and ended it just the same.
    The Ladycats beat Eminence on Dec. 3 in what was both team’s opener, and beat the Warriors again on Friday night, 68-19. Opening and closing the regular season with dominating wins, the Cats extended their winning streak over Eminence to 13 games, dating back to 2005.
    With the win, Henry improved to 13-12 overall, while Eminence dropped to 2-22. Both teams play in their district tournaments this week.

  • EHS ends seasons

    Ending their seasons within a two-hour span on Monday night, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams at Eminence High School wrapped up their 2010-2011 campaigns with losses in the first round of the 30th District tournament.
    What’s next for the two squads? Their coaches think positive things. And it’s hard to argue with what all is coming back.

  • Rockets blast away to win over EHS girls

    In a highly-anticipated opening-round game between two teams who had just two wins apiece during the regular season and were separated by just one point in their only meeting, Shelby County turned a close game into a 46-30 win over Eminence in the closing two quarters.