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Today's News

  • HCYFL

    Eastern 54, Trimble 0: In the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League, the Eastern Colts opened the season with a 54-0 win over the Trimble County Raiders on Saturday.

    Jacob Watson scored first with a 34-yard touchdown run, and followed with another touchdown when he picked up a fumble and returned it 22 yards. The Colts scored two extra points on a pass from Conner Smith to Nick James after the second touchdown. Smith then ran in a quarterback sneak late in the first quarter, and the extra points pass from Smith to Johnathon Suter was complete.

  • Cheerleaders from EMS might dance at Capital One Bowl

    If they can raise $16,000 for the trip, the Eminence Middle School cheerleaders will be performing at the Capital One Bowl in front of thousands of cheering fans on Jan. 1.

  • Warriors face adversity in big win

    It was a tough weekend for the Warriors, but they had no problem on the field as they came away with a big 58-22 win over South Floyd in their opener Saturday night.

  • Taxes, taxes, taxes

    In last week’s Local, there were four articles notifying the public about tax increases from the City of Eminence, Henry County Public Schools, Eminence Independent Schools and the Henry County Public Library. It seems like every year, they vote for a tax hike. With a bad economy, people losing their jobs, the cost of living increasing, many people won’t get a raise in salary this year and all of the hard times many people are experiencing, I get upset every time I see the words tax increase.

  • Three arrested in meth lab bust

    General Manager

    Three adults have been arrested and charged in connection with a small, working meth lab near New Castle.

    Joseph E. Foree, 29, and Sandy Wentworth, 28, both of 3568 Campbellsburg Road, were arrested Monday, Aug. 24 at their home.

    Also arrested was Joseph A. Callis, 29, of 348 S. Property Road, New Castle, who was at the Campbellsburg Road residence at the time of the bust.

  • Library hosting open house Sept. 3

    General Manager

    For the first time in many years, the Henry County Public Library will hold an open house.

    Slated for Thursday, Sept. 3., the event is designed to promote the variety of adult and children’s programming at the library, and will include door prizes and snacks.

    The Kentucky Historical Society will be on hand with their Images of the South exhibit, and will hold a special story time at 6 p.m.

    Organizers Suzanne Kirk and Julia Turpin also hope to have a display of local artwork on hand.

  • Coach pleased with first soccer outing despite loss

    They weren’t on the winning side last Tuesday night, and they ran out of gas in the final minutes, but coach Jay Dunavan said he was very impressed with his Henry County Wildcats in their first soccer game of 2009.

  • Going once, going twice, sold!

    Staff writer/photographer

    Becky Roberts of Eminence was so pumped for another evening of bidding and buying, she showed up at Mike Shaw’s auction house by 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The auction started at 6 p.m.

    Roberts admits she is hooked.

    “I’ve bought a refrigerator, a great front-loading washer/dryer set, dishes,” she said, “and I got a gorgeous organ last week.” To the obvious question, oh do you play, she answered ... “well, no.”

  • Council sets new limit on Lou

    General Manager

    One month after agreeing to step up enforcement of the speed limit on Lou Avenue, the Eminence City Council voted to up the street’s speed limit.

    Set at 15 miles per hour more than one year ago, the council set the street’s limit at 25 miles per hour during its meeting last week.

    A representative from the housing authority, Glenda Lucas, wrote a letter to the council requesting the limit be increased from 15 to 25.

  • Quality of play much better in third year of program

    With a year of varsity play behind them, the Henry County Ladycats have the soccer program headed in the right direction.

    The Ladycats started a junior varsity team from scratch two years ago, transitioned to the varsity level last fall, and are back with more quality players going against a much tougher schedule. With just 17 players listed on the roster, including 15 sophomores, every player fills a key role and is vital to the team’s success as the season progresses.