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Today's News

  • Warriors fall to Carroll Co.

    The Eminence Warriors baseball team fell to the Carroll County Panthers 29-0 on Thursday night. The Panthers racked up 15 runs in the first inning and went on to score 14 more over the next three innings.

    Coach LeRoy Dunn had no comment on the game.

  • 1st year anniversary celebrated in review

    I just celebrated a year at the Henry County Local last week.

    It’s such a cliché for one to say time has just flown by so I won’t say it. I feel like I have been on a tilt-a-whirl with a rewarding amount of pleasure and occasionally someone has thrown their cotton candy in my face.

    I consider myself equally as fortunate to cover news in a county where I grew up as it is difficult.

  • Curiosity for bugs leads to discovery

    By Candy Clarke

    They’re adorable. We all comment on how pretty they are, but then we promptly forget about them; moving on to life’s next activity. That was me for many years. I never truly stopped to think about the importance of the well-known ladybug. Sure, I knew, like most of us, that the cute little things help protect crops. That was about the extent of it for me. Well, this week, they made their presence known once again. With their sudden appearance, I decided it was time to end my curiosity.

  • America’s pastime in Eminence

    Appropriately in the wake of opening day at professional baseball clubs across the nation, Howard Byers may be among the last generation to remember the Bluegrass League baseball games at the Oddfellows Park in Eminence.

    Byers fondly remembered Sunday afternoons and the ‘Fourth of July’ as child relishing America’s greatest pastime, baseball.

  • Remembering the 1974 tornadoes and their destruction

    Thirty nine years ago today, April 3, 1974, many lives and landscapes in Kentucky changed forever, and as I write this on Monday, April 1, I remember that so much changed in Campbellsburg exactly 39 years ago, too.

    It was irony and coincidence that placed me in touch with both days of disastrous tornadoes. 

  • Extension office offers home energy management program

    We have all heard about home energy efficiency. Turn off the lights. Install a programmable thermostat. Turn down the thermostat in winter. Turn up the thermostat in summer. Do this. Don’t do that. It is very easy to feel like you are going in circles.

  • Public Record for the week of April 3

    Property Transfers

    Linda Custer, formerly Linda Marsh, La Grange, to Nathan Marsh and Jennifer Marsh, Pendleton. Property in Henry County; Love and affection property, assessed value is $159,600.

    Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville Inc., D/B/A Citizens Union Bank, a Kentucky Banking Corporation to MIR Capital LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, Simpsonville. Lots platted as Arbor View Subdivision in Eminence; $145,000.

  • Cook’s to close by end of year

    Cook’s, a Henry County institution since 1964, will close its three pharmacies when CVS Pharmacy opens later this year in Eminence.

    Roger Cook opened the pharmacy, which would celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, first in Eminence and also had a toy store on the corner across from city hall in the 1970s. By the 1980s, Cook had built the present Eminence store site and combined the pharmacy with a retail store that offered hardware supplies.

    Current co-owner George McDannold said the decision to sell to CVS is bittersweet.

  • Putting education in the students’ hands

    Campbellsburg Elementary has put the education of its fourth grade class into its students’ hands.

    Mark Johnson, Campbellsburg Elementary principal, called the fourth grade classes into the cafeteria on Wednesday and told them they had not performed well as a grade on certain areas of a test. Johnson kept a stern face, wheeled a cart in front of the students and revealed that it was stocked with Google’s Chromebooks.

  • Democrats eye the future

    The Henry County Democrats were boisterous Monday night during their Jefferson-Jackson dinner, celebrating in part a new leadership team.

    During the dinner, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes did little to dismiss speculation that she may seek a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, but she did trumpet what she believed were successes at the state level in the 2013 General Assembly session.