Today's News

  • Splash down

    Four years after a project to revamp the Eminence Pool was halted, a water-feature may soon be part of Coach D Park.

    Last week, the Eminency City Council voted to apply for a Land and Water grant that would help fund a water recreational area at the park as part of the Eminence City Park renovations project proposal.

    The resolution passed unanimously as the application’s deadline was April 30.

  • Suspect in Oldham killings arrested in N.C.


    By Jacquelin Stoess-Hack

    Landmark News Service

    A Westport man who claims he shot two women in self-defense a week before Christmas is now charged with the sisters’ murder.

    An Oldham County grand jury indicted Ronald T. “Ronnie” Evridge on May 3. After police searched for him for several days, he was arrested early Friday morning.

  • “Hi Helen” history rooted in World War II era Austria

    In Port Royal, the words “Hi Helen!!! IFW” have hung on a barn for more than 30 years.
    The origins of this story began about 67 years ago, not in Henry County, but Austria.
    According to Joe Winterberg, his father Ignace Fenlon Winterberg of Ludlow was an enlisted member of the 42nd Rainbow Division during World War II. He was a supply sergeant who did more than just receive supplies or procure them for his unit.

  • Local Buzz for the week of May 9

    Arts &crafts

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

    Church services

    The Eminence Christian Church will be sponsoring a Recycle Event from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12, at the church, 5333 S. Main Street.

  • Lady Cats take 2nd at NCKC

    After stomping Trimble County 10-2 to win their way into the NCKC tournament championship game, the Lady Cats fell 4-2 to Walton-Verona to take second place.

    In that championship game, the Cats took an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Aly Stanley led the inning off with a single. Olivia Whaley reached on an error, gibing the Cats runners on first and second with no outs.

  • Warriors split St. Pat’s doubleheader

    In the middle of a double-header Saturday against St. Patrick, Eminence junior Brandon Mitchell was determined not to lose again.

    Mitchell took the mound for the second game of the day and allowed no hits, striking out nine of the 18 batters he faced.

    The dominant pitching performance came after the Warriors coughed up a 9-6 loss to the Saints, marking the small school’s fourth win of the season.

    “In that first game, we gave up a bunch of runs, started off like we always do,” Eminence head coach Mark Payton said.

  • Wildcats on a roll, earn 2nd place district seed w/ Owen win

    After a tough start to their season, the Henry County Wildcats have won four in a row, and six of their last nine games to approach a .500 season.

    One indicator of the team’s improvement came last week in a 5-3 win over a hard hitting North Oldham team. This is the same team that defeated the Cats earlier in the year by a score of 17-3.

  • HCHS track competes at NCKTC championships

    The Henry County Track team competed in the North Central Kentucky Track Conference Championships Thursday at Owen County High School. The NCKTC is not to be confused with the NCKC which is the conference that all Henry County athletic teams compete in. This conference is exclusively for track and includes more teams from around the area.

  • Warriors drop Western, Lexington Christian

    After a hiccup loss against Carroll County, the Eminence softball team cranked out two wins last week, improving their record to 11-8, matching their 2011 season wins.

    On Wednesday, May 2, the Warriors delivered an 18-0, 3-inning romp over Western High School. In the game, pitcher Brenna Raisor gave up just one hit, while dishing out two doubles and a triple to lead the Warriors.

    Savannah Mertz had a home run; Kelsie Craigmyle had three hits; and Shelby Dees, Kara Capps and Marissa Puckett each had two hits.

  • Baughman wins in Atlanta

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the Atlanta Senior Invitational, Category II National doubles title in Georgia. Only the top 20 ranked players in the nation are invited; Baughman was ranked No. 9 in the USTA 70 and over division at the end of 2011.

    He teamed with Jerry Caldwell to defeat the Van Winkle brothers of Georgia 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals, and Al Griffin and Willis Anderson (N.C.) 6-3, 6-3 in the finals.