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Today's News

  • Health Dept. gives out 600 flu shots

    Staff writer/photographer

    Even though the North Central Health Department and Henry County Emergency Management blanketed local media with the announcement of 1,000 free seasonal flu shots to be given away at Henry County High School, only 607 people took the agency up on its offer on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

    Prior to the event announcements ran on all Louisville television network newscasts and were published in local print media.

    NCHD District Director Renee Blair said she thought this year all would be distributed.

  • Lady Rockets blast away from EHS in 2-0 win

    Sports editor

    Even as the Eminence Lady Warriors season was coming to an end in the 28th District volleyball tournament Monday night, the host Warriors were continuing to get better. That’s all first-year head coach Stephanie Meadows asked for in a year marked by dramatic improvements en route to a three-win season.

    The Lady Warriors played even with Shelby County for a while in both games before the Lady Rockets blasted away for two wins to end the best-of-three series, 25-10 and 25-16, and Eminence’s season.

  • Jeans for Teens

    Staff writer/photographer

    When it came time to decide on an eighth grade service project, Eminence middle school student Hayden Hoofman chose one he felt would benefit his peers.

    “I was looking on the internet and found the Teens for Jeans project,” he said, “and kind of turned it around into Jeans for Teens.”

    Hoofman has since collected 121 pairs of jeans to be distributed by his project mentor, Debbie Hartford, through Eminence’s Family Resource Center.

  • Passing along mom’s folksy wisdom

    Nearly everybody seems to have some set of personal values they follow to guide their actions, whether consciously or unconsciously. Those values surely vary some from individual to individual, but I am pretty sure that almost all of us value such traits as honesty, faithfulness and fairness in our dealings with others. Maybe there are sociopaths that don’t have much of a conscience, but I wouldn’t know about that. 

  • HC wins district opener

    Sports editor

    In what Chris Engstrand calls a huge, huge win for his squad, the Henry County Wildcats played possibly their best football this season.

  • Oldham ends HC girls’ season

    Sports editor

    Oldham County scored its 10th goal during the second half Monday night and the Henry County Ladycats ended their second soccer season at the varsity level getting blanked and with an 0-12-2 record.

    Playing at North Oldham High School in the first game of the 16th District tournament, the Ladycats could not find the back of the net. Oldham was ahead 7-0 at the half and added three more goals after the break to end the game with the mercy-run rule.

  • “Read the Bill” legislation is common sense government reform

    Americans are counting on Congress to craft legislation that will effectively and responsibly address critical issues.  Unfortunately, on the most important matters of the day, like the economy, energy and health care, Democrat majority leaders have been consistently unwilling to allow an open process that results in the practical and effective solutions that the people want from their representatives.

  • Parrish, Wright indicted

    General Manager

    An Eminence man charged with rape, a Smithfield man charged with murder, a Frankfort woman charged with bigamy and three Henry County residents charged in connection to a working meth lab all were indicted last week by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, was indicted for murder, a class A felony, and driving while intoxicated with aggravating circumstances, second offense, a class B misdemeanor.

  • Register now for the Teddy Bear Tree

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency will accept applications through Oct. 30 from families who need help providing a Merry Christmas through the Teddy Bear Tree.

    Tri-County’s Margaret Mullins said adults who qualify under federal guidelines may register their children at the agency’s office located in the Senior Citizens Activity Center at 125 Park Road in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park north of New Castle.

  • Trying to recover

    If you see me limping around town or my eyes barely open, don’t worry — I’m just trying to recover from this past weekend. My legs are shaky, my eyes are heavy and my tank is running close to empty. I’m in desperate need of an oil change.