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Today's News

  • Honoring the humble hankie

    Until the 1920s, they were used for everything from wiping away tears and wiping runny noses, to being transformed into dolls, or used as a signal to a prospective suitor.

    But in 1924, the Kleenex was born, and the humble handkerchief’s prominence began to fade.

    Last week, collectors of handkerchiefs and buttons gathered at Twin Oaks Nursing Center in New Castle to share their collections, and stories about the once popular accessory.

  • GOP, Dems pick jailer candidates

    After months of searching and interviewing, the Henry County Republican and Democratic Executive Committees have made their choices.

    Doug Kemp will represent the GOP and Scott Southworth will represent the Democrats in November in an election for Henry County Jailer.

    The position was vacated earlier this year after Republican Ronnie Stephens resigned from the post.

  • Wildcats rush past Warriors, 33-32

    EMINENCE, Ky — For the second week in a row, kicker Chet Ervin saved the day as the Henry County Wildcats came back from a second half deficit last Friday to defeat the Eminence Warriors at Eminence, 33-32.
    Ervin’s 27-yard game-winning field goal came after a stubborn Eminence team trudged  through the mud at home to take a second half lead back from the Wildcats. With four seconds left and Henry County down 32-30, Ervin’s kick split the uprights for the win.

  • 1-point thriller

    Nearly 10 years ago, Chet Ervin’s kick sailed through the crossbars and sealed a win for the Henry County football team over its cross-county rivals Eminence in a one-point thriller, 33-32. From all accounts — including those written about in the Local — a thriller is exactly what it was.

  • Angels, White Sox are baseball champs

    Both champions of the Henry County Youth Baseball League this season lost their first game in the season-ending tournament before rolling off consecutive wins, including two over the same team in the finals, to win from the loser’s bracket.

  • Angels, White Sox are baseball champs

    Both champions of the Henry County Youth Baseball League this season lost their first game in the season-ending tournament before rolling off consecutive wins, including two over the same team in the finals, to win from the loser’s bracket.

  • Local buzz for the week of June 29, 2011

    Arts and Crafts

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

  • Needed reform: The REINS Act

    Some utility companies in Kentucky announced in May that they would need to raise electricity rates by about 20 percent  over the next five years in order to pay for the upgrades necessary to meet stricter federal environmental regulations.

    These new rules and the resulting increase in utility rates will make it more difficult for families to pay their bills, and will leave job creating businesses with less money to grow and hire new employees.

  • Family of Relay For Life Chairwoman Marla Young
  • Public records for the week of June 29, 2011

    Marriages
    Rachel Nicole Scheer, 30, Pleasureville, to Mark Anthony Scheer, 46, Pleasureville.
    Jennifer Lynn Nolin, 30, Pleasureville, to Charles Emanuell Turner Jr., 31, Eminence.
    Divorces
    William C. Estes, 55, Mt. Eden, and Joyce C. Hodge, 52, Manning, S.C.
    Kevin W. Kinser, 37, Shelbyville, and Melissa Gene Jackson, 40, Smithfield.
    Kevin Charles Burk, 54, Campbellsburg, and Terry Elizabeth Breen, 49, Campbellsburg.