Today's News

  • 90th birthday

    Rosie Ellen True of New Castle, formerly of Eminence, will celebrate her 90th birthday today (Feb. 2, 2011). She has two daughters: Janie (Roy) West, Bedford and Mary (John) Hance, Smithfield; and one son, Robert (Wanda) True, Smithfield. She also has six grandchildren: Chantel Lewman, Independence, Kansas; Chris (Tammy) Ranells, Shelbyville; J.J. (Lisa) Hance and Cindy (John) Stivers, all of Smithfield; Adam True, LaGrange; and Joanne (Micheal) Johns, Scottsville. She also has 15 great-grandchildren.

  • Win over Gallatin secures the top spot in the 31st District tournament

    It was made official on Thursday night in Henry County’s 46-39 win over Gallatin County — the Wildcats will be the top seed in the 31st District tournament next month, closing the deal on what has been their top priority all season.

  • Warriors advance to finals

    The Warriors’ run in the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament lasted until the final day, when the Eminence boys’ basketball team lost to Gallatin County in the finals — lasting longer than most had thought.

  • Three OTs for Ladycats

    Friday was a long night for the Henry County girls’ basketball team at Trimble County High School as all three games — freshman, junior varsity and varsity — went into overtime and Ally Vaughn ended her junior season with a broken finger.
    Trimble won the freshman game, Henry won the JV game and Trimble won the varsity game in three close calls that stretched out the night. The Ladycats lost 56-54 in varsity action.
    “It was a very long night,” Henry coach Todd Gilley said. “I will say our players battled the entire time.”

  • EHS girls drop two

    With two more losses last week, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is 1-18 on the season and is still searching for a win since beating Evangel Christian on Dec. 7.
    The Warriors lost to Moore on Thursday, 70-27, and Carroll County on Saturday, 72-13, to stretch out their streak to 17 straight losses. They played Shelby County on Tuesday night, and close out the regular season with games against Spencer County, Portland Christian, Newport and Henry County.

  • Henry Baughman goes into Tennis Hall of Fame

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield strolls into my office every once in a while, tells me about his most recent tennis tournament — undoubtedly another win — and oftentimes I write a brief about it for the paper. Sometimes I turn it into a story. But his most recent feat is more worthy than that.

  • 1950: Local man in Look Magazine

    Compiled by Cindy DiFazio and E.T. “Hammer” Smith

  • Spencer joins the Wildcats

    Breaking news: Kentucky’s new football alignment has added Spencer to Class 3A District Three, joining Henry, Central, LaRue and Elizabethtown. No, not Spencer County.

  • Henry County goes with Jason Spencer

    After sorting through nearly 50 applicants in a search for the new Henry County High School head football coach, the school announced Monday afternoon that Jason Spencer will take over the program.

    Spencer becomes the fourth coach within the last year. Chris Engstrand resigned last January, Ray Graham was hired in February, Graham resigned in June, and Lyndon Johnson was named the head coach in July with a one-year agreement.

  • Eminence moves on in All ‘A’

    In what Chris Nethery describes as one of the focal points of the entire basketball season, Eminence beat Williamstown, 56-52, last Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region All “A” Classic tournament.

    It also gave the Warriors three straight wins — the first time that has happened in five seasons, dating back to February 2006. But moving on in the All “A” Classic, designed for the smallest 125 schools in Kentucky, was most important to Nethery.