Today's News

  • EHS softball drops first two

    The Eminence softball team opened its season at 4-0 for possibly its best start in program history, but dropped two games last week for a 4-2 record.

    The Warriors jump started the season with wins over Sayre, Kentucky Country Day, Williamstown and Frankfort, then took a 6-1 loss to Shelby County last Wednesday night and a 4-0 loss to Williamstown on Friday. The last loss was part of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament.

  • Eminence athletes have best marks on the track

    The Eminence Warriors had the most athletes they have had at a track meet in a long time and each of them set personal-best marks last Tuesday night at the Carroll County All-Comers.

    Shelby Armstrong was fourth in the long jump and Cody Gilbert was fourth in the shot put to lead Eminence in the seven-team meet. With Eminence getting a late start to the season and Casey Stamenkovic not being named the new head coach until just before the school’s spring break, athletes are still joining the squad.

  • Collins beats Eminence, 23-21, in first meeting

    Playing at Martha Layne Collins in the first meeting between the two schools, newly-formed Collins wasted little time in putting away the visiting Eminence Warriors last Thursday night, easily winning 23-1.

  • Cats beat W-Verona by one run, winning 4-3

    In Henry County’s only baseball game last week, the Wildcats beat Walton-Verona, 4-3, on Thursday night.

    The Wildcats evened up their overall record to 6-6 entering this week and played Owen County on Monday night. Weather permitting, they play at Shelby County this Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. and host Christian Academy-Louisville on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

    E-mail us about this story at sports@hclocal.com.

  • Eric Phillips breaks school record

    Most of the athletes at the Harry Greschel Invitational were slowed by the windy and cold conditions all day Saturday, but not Eric Phillips.

    The Henry County senior had a career meet with a school record in the 1,600-meter run, followed by an impressive win in the 3,200-run and an anchor on Henry’s seventh-place 1,600-meter relay team at Christian Academy-Louisville. It was his second school record, going along with his 5,000-meter cross-country record he set in the fall, and gave him his first win at an invitational-sized meet.

  • Saying farewell to animal companions

    It’s been two months, but it’s taken me that long to get to a point where I could write about it.

    On Feb. 19, I said goodbye to my faithful feline friend of 13.5 years.
    Mickey had been sick for some time, and seriously so for three weeks.
    On Valentine’s Day, we learned the reason for his off-and-on cough — he had lung cancer, and he had it pretty bad.

  • Spring Break Planting
  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/20/11

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Life’s easy as pie at Pleasure Cafe

    The weather has turned generally more amenable to country drives and leisurely lunches, and at least one local entrepreneur seized the opportunity to launch a new eating establishment.

    Allison Dempsey and her granddaughter, Erin Tatum have reopened the cafe which is located in the lower level of Pleasureville City Hall.

    The Pleasure Cafe Bakery & Deli (878-2146) is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday beginning May 1.

    “Dessert First” could be its rallying cry.

  • Henry’s jobless rate down from Feb. 2010


    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 11.1 for February 2011, was down from 13 percent in February 2010 and from January 2011’s rate of 11.7 percent.