Today's News

  • Protecting your fields during feeding season

    By Levi Berg, Henry County Extension Service

  • Limestone Land Trust launches conservation efforts in Henry

    Kentucky lost nearly a million acres of farmland between 2007 and 2012, the highest percentage decrease in farmland of any state in the United States, according to the Census of Agriculture.  That’s equivalent to 45 acres of farmland every day, according to the American Farmland Trust.  Every county in our region has streams, rivers or lakes that are too polluted or unsafe for swimming or fishing.  

  • Unemployment rate continues its downward trend

    Unemployment rates fell in 118 Kentucky counties between June 2014 and June 2015, but rose in Hancock and Russell counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.7 percent. It was followed by Fayette, Owen and Shelby counties, 4.1 percent each; Boone, Oldham and Scott counties, 4.2 percent; Spencer County, 4.3 percent; and Anderson, Campbell and Jessamine counties, 4.4 percent each.

  • Area Republicans gather in support of party
  • Always a pleasure to be in Pleasureville


    The town of Pleasureville celebrated its annual Pleasureville Day Saturday, offering city-wide yard sales, booths, food, a parade, live music and a street dance.

  • Gridiron Cats rout Rebels. Bearcats


    In an unusual twist to the football season, the Henry County Wildcats ended up with two victories in one week. They defeated the Owen County Rebels 49-14 on Labor Day and then beat the Walton-Verona Bearcats 28-0 on a rainy Friday night.

    HCHS 49

    Owen Co. 14

    It took two trips to Owenton but the Henry County Wildcats finally got the victory over the Owen County Rebels on Labor Day night.

  • Warriors runner-up in All A volleyball


    After what can only be described as a dismal week of volleyball for the Eminence Warriors, the team traveled to Walton Saturday and made it all better with a run to the finals of the 8th Region All A Classic.

    The Warriors lost in three sets to Gallatin County and two sets to Trimble County to open the week. The Warriors were never really in either match as they lost to Gallatin 25-12, 25-15 and 25-17. Trimble County overwhelmed the Warriors by scores of 25-5 and 25-6.

  • Lady Cats down rivals


    The Henry County Lady Cats had a good week with wins over district rivals Carroll and Gallatin counties. That makes the Lady Cats 3-1 so far in district seeding matches, which ties them for the first seed with Gallatin County.

    Carroll County and Owen County stand at 2-2 in district games while Eminence is 0-4.

    HCHS 3 Carroll Co. 2

    The Lady Cats and host Lady Panthers went back and forth all night before the Lady Cats pulled away in the final two sets to win comfortably.

  • Warriors defeat Pacers


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Indiana Friday night and overcame sloppy conditions, a 14-0 deficit and several turnovers to pull out a 28-14 win over the Switzerland County Pacers.

    The game was played in rainy conditions as were many in the area over the weekend and it took its toll on the Warriors’ wide-open offense.

  • Sports Briefs

    Friends for Michael 5k

    The 19th annual Friends for Michael 5k run/walk will be held at Henry County High School Saturday, Sept. 26, at 9 a.m.

    Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of Henry County Middle School. To register in advance, contact Greg Woods at 655-2270 or go online to friendsformichael.org.

    The race begins on U.S. 421 in front of the high school, goes out to the fairgrounds and finishes on the Henry County High School track.