Today's News


    Before the global economic crisis, most will remember that we experienced an energy crisis in the summer of 2008.  A gallon of gas cost more than four dollars and the price of oil reached nearly $150 a barrel.  During those months, families, seniors, businesses and schools experienced substantial hardship as a result.

  • Prayers are with families who lost homes

    When I got the news that a house in Eminence had been flattened, possibly by a tornado, Monday morning, my heart leapt into my throat.
    There’s never a good time to have a tornado, but 5 a.m., when most folks are still asleep, certainly is among the worst times it could happen.

    And when I arrived on the scene and saw the devastation for myself, I was stunned that there were as few injuries as there were. That Gregg Williams and his family escaped their home mostly unscathed is simply incredible.

    Likewise for Janet Spies and her family.

  • Ladycats end season against Owen

    It wasn’t the ending coach Todd Gilley was looking for, but he said his Henry County girls’ basketball team played well for 28 out of 32 minutes against Owen County in the first round of the 31st District tournament last Tuesday night.
    Those four minutes were just too costly.

  • Henry advances to district finals with 71-50 win

    With so much riding on the line last Wednesday night — the opportunity to guarantee a spot in the 8th region tournament and to advance to the district finals — it took the Henry County Wildcats a little longer to get rolling. But once they did, it was over quickly.
    Playing in the first round of the 31st District tournament, at Henry County, the host Wildcats only trailed a short time but it took them a while to put away Carroll for good.

  • Henry opens 8th Region against Collins

    In what will be the first-ever meeting between Henry County and newly-formed Martha Layne Collins, the two schools will open the 8th Region tournament at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday.
    Henry won the 31st District and enters the regional tournament with a 16-14 overall record, while Collins was runners-up in the 30th District and enters at 18-11. With Shelby County splitting into two high schools this year, keeping Shelby and forming Collins, this will be Henry’s first action against the Titans.

  • It’s been 40 years for Cats

    When the final horn sounded late Saturday night, signaling the end of a thrilling 67-61 win for Henry County, the Wildcats rushed to center court, screamed out, gave high fives, jumped in the air and cheered after what was one of the more memorable wins in a long time. The Cats couldn’t keep it in, not after being silenced for 40 years.

  • WILDCATS ARE DISTRICT CHAMPS! Basketball team wins program’s first district championship since 1971

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team erased a 40-year drought in a memorable game on Saturday night, but it took an overtime to do it.
    For the first time since 1971, the Wildcats can call themselves district champs, after beating Gallatin County in the finals, 67-61. The two teams were tied at 50 at the end of regulation, and Henry outscored visiting Gallatin 17-11 in the overtime to claim the title — the program’s first in exactly 40 years.

  • Tornado levels two homes in Springhill Estates

    The National Weather Service has verified that an F2/F3 tornado touched down in Eminence's Springhill Estates early Monday morning.

    Part of a line of severe storms that roared through the region, the tornado destroyed two homes and one detached garage, but left nearby homes completely untouched.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb, the National Weather Service confirmed the the tornado this morning.

  • 2010 Tax Relief Act creates a write off for heavy SUV’s used entirely for business

    Submitted by Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC

  • Forum will focus on economic development

    As candidates for local office approached the November 2010 general election, one thing was clear: economic development was a hot topic.
    And at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, an Economic Development forum at the Henry County Tri-County Community Action Agency facility will attempt to bring clarity to what is already in place and present new options.