Today's News

  • New players, same goals for unknown Wildcats

    Before the Wildcats opened their basketball season, coach Derek Springate told the players to make a list of team goals together, and here’s what they came up with: win 80-percent of district games, including the championship, dish out at least 20 assists per game, shoot at least 70-percent from the free-throw line, give 100-percent effort each game and beat teams that, on paper, they aren’t supposed to beat.

  • Nethery says this team is better than his first two

    Progressing — that’s been on Chris Nethery’s mind since he took over the Eminence boys’ basketball program from Keith Blackburn two years ago. And progressing is what the Warriors are doing.

    Eminence finished Nethery’s first season in charge with a 2-23 record, then improved to 5-21 last year. Now, Nethery said this team is better than those first two and he wants to take it up another notch. The magic number, based on a percentage improvement from last year, is 13 wins.

  • Lady Warriors look to be more competitive this year

    Entering his fourth season in charge of the Eminence girls’ basketball team, Carter Martin said the number one, and possibly only, focus this year is being more competitive.

    Eminence has accumulated a 9-96 record during Martin’s tenure, including the 2-27 record last year. The 2010-11 squad wants to take it up a notch, and they could have the players to get it done.

  • Ladycats trying to find their own identity, Gilley says

    Following a season that saw plenty of highlights from the Henry County girls’ basketball team — winning its most games in six years — the Ladycats are now trying to find their own identity.

  • Opening week features county showdown

    Separated by just four miles, the Henry County-Eminence rivalry tipped off the high school basketball season on Friday night and will close the regular season exactly 11 weeks later.

    Playing at Eminence, the visiting Ladycats led for all but 1:27 of the game, easily winning 52-27. The two teams play again on Feb. 18, this time at Henry in what will be the season finale for both squads. Eminence has not beaten its cross-county rivals in the last 12 tries, dating back to 2005.

  • Making Christmas special in Henry County

    Nestled in southeast Henry County in the village of Bethlehem is a treasure – the little Bethlehem post office. And yes, I am prejudiced, but perhaps less because I happen to live in Bethlehem than because of the hustle and bustle that I have experienced in big-city post offices, such as New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and, most recently, Louisville.

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 8, 2010

    Thursday, December 9

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

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 8, 2010

    District Court
    Monday, Nov. 29
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    Barbara C. Tipton, 1966, charge from 4/9/09: failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense, amended to 2nd offense or greater on 5/4/09, recall Department of Transportation, continued to 2/21/11 for payment.

  • Preparing students for real life decisions

    “You need to finish school,” parents often tell their children. Sometimes it feels like those words go in one ear and out the other.

    According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 28 percent of Kentucky’s high school graduates go directly to work. Six months later, 10 percent of those are unemployed.

    To combat this trend, a 4-H exercise called “Reality Store” aims to give students the tools to help them make informed decisions about their future.

  • Kentucky ag groups combine for Ag Industry Show

    For the first time, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association and the Kentucky Horse Council have decided to join forces for the first Ag Industry Trade Show, Jan. 13-14 at the Lexington Convention Center to coincide with each organization’s annual meeting. 

    Many farmers and ag industry people are involved in more than one facet of agriculture, so an event like this should maximize efficiency for both the farmer and the trade show exhibitors.