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Today's News

  • Getting ready to go back to school

    It’s hard to believe that the lazy days of summer are quickly coming to an end, and school bells are just around the corner.  You have probably already started buying new school clothes and school supplies.  An important thing to remember with each new school year is to make sure your child’s school entry or sports physical and vaccinations are up to date.  

  • Public Records for the week of July 27, 2011

    Marriages

    Courtney Nicole Rager, 23, Eminence, to Dallas Matthew McCutchen, 29, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

    Lisa Gaskins (FKA Lisa Douglas) and Charles Gaskins, Pendleton, to Kimberlee and Darrell E. Gray, Pendleton. Lot No. 3, Oakwood Park Subdivision; $155,000.

    Norberto Cravens, Smithfield, to Rhonda Combs, Louisville. Property in Henry County; Settlement agreement, fair market value is $10,000.

  • Enoch Welch to coach Wildcats

    Henry County High School athletic director Todd Gilley announced that Enoch Welch will take over the boys’ basketball program from Derek Springate, meeting with the players last Monday to be formally introduced to his new squad.

  • April 19, 1989: Wildcats walk past Warriors with narrow 8-7 victory

    Usually when the Eminence Warriors and the Henry County Wildcats meet on the diamond, the game features plenty of hitting and action. The first contest between the two rivals had plenty of action but the Wildcats took advantage of eight walks given up by the Warriors to take a narrow 8-7 victory.

  • Magisterial district lines to be redrawn

    According to the 2010 census, population in Henry County didn’t grow as much as it shifted from east to west.
    Growth in the county was very low, about 300. But the population shift was considerable.
    Because of that population shift, the county must redraw its magesterial district lines. The lines, while redrawn this year, would not take effect until 2013.

  • Holy Branch Gourds: A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    General Manager
    Holy Branch Gourds started, as so many things do, as a children’s project.
    Bonnie Lander already had a passing interest in painting gourds, but she turned that interest into a project for her children when they were young. But, as so often happens, as the children aged, they got interested in other things.
    The business formally began in 1983, and has grown from painted gourds to... just about anything.

  • Public Records for the week of July 20, 2011

    Marriages

    Stacey Leigh Scales, 27, Eminence, to Jeremy Scott McLane, 36, Eminence.

    Sylvia Darlene Ernst, 36, New Castle, to Timothy Dwayne Bartley, 48, New Castle.

    Elizabeth Carolyn Barber, 49, Pleasureville, to Charles Douglas Quire, 52, Pleasureville.

    Stephanie Dawn Cravens, 34, New Castle, to Jeremy Thomas Decker, 34, Crestwood.

    Stephanie Louise McClure, 25, Georgetown, Ind., to Robert Theodore King IV, 24, Eminence.

  • Come on out and have breakfast with us!

    Things are really busy at the Chamber. Summer brings so many fun things to do in Henry Co. Coming up on July 30 is the Harvest Showcase, and the committee for this great event is planning for bigger and better things.

  • Henry jobless rate drops below 9%

    Submitted
    Henry County was one of 99 counties in the state to experience a drop in unemployment rates from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Henry’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point, from 9.5 in May 2010 to 8.6 in May 2011.

    Regionally, Trimble County experienced the most improvment, going from 13.3 percent in May 2010 to an even 10 percent this year. Conversely, Spencer County recorded the lowest decline — changing 0.1 points.

  • Businesses hit and miss during race week

    By Jeff McKinney
    Kentucky News Content Service

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.