Today's News

  • Moore crosses another finish line

    Mckenzie Moore never let circumstance stop her.

    Moore’s childhood doctors didn’t have an optimistic outlook for her life.  Her graduation from Henry County High School last week exemplifies Moore’s determination to not let anything stop her.

    Mckenzie’s mother, Bridget Moore, said her daughter never took no for an answer.

  • The Greatest Generation

    Henry County residents will have the opportunity to thank World War II veterans at the New Castle Spring Fling Festival in June.

    About 12 WWII veterans will be take part in a parade on June 8 honoring them for their service and sacrifice with a meet and greet accompanied by a collection of WWII memorabilia.

    “This is a chance for residents to come out and say thank you, if nothing else,” said Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street Manager. “These guys have some amazing stories and a huge part of history still living here in the area.”

  • Take 5 with Martin Washburn

    Basc Bio

    Henry County High School Graduate

    25 years at Safety Kleen

    Pleasureville Fire Chief since 2002

    Deputy Director of Emergency Management

    Why did you want to be fire chief?

  • FDs to vie for $8k grant

    Rather than the $5 deed fee increase they had requested, fire departments in Henry County will split about $16,000 annually.

    In April, the court considered the request along with three scenarios presented by Judge-Executive John Logan Brent. Among those proposals was an option that would create two $8,000 grants.

    The court voted last week to go with that option in a 3-3 vote, with Brent breaking the tie. Magistrates Scott Bates, Roger Hartlage and Nick Hawkins voted against the proposal.

  • Outstanding Educator — HCPS: Paula Petree

    By Brad Bowman


    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored Paula Petree as an outstanding educator for Henry County Public Schools.

    Basic Bio

    Lived in Henry County since age 11.  Graduated  from Henry County High School and Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands).  

  • Cats Fall to Owen in District

    What was a pitching duel Monday night turned into a 7-2 loss in the 31st District Tournament for Henry County.

    The Cats’ Alex Miles and Owen County’s Jarrod Ball duked it out from the mound until the Rebels broke the game open in the seventh inning with four runs.

  • Warriors fall to Owen, 17-1

    The Eminence Warriors softball team fell to the Owen Co. Rebels 17-1 in three innings Monday night in the first round of the district tournament.

    The Lady Rebels pounded out 14 hits and took advantage of eight Warrior errors to score 10 runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second inning.

    The Warriors scored a run in the top of the third when Lyndsay Craigmyle walked with one out. Kelsie Craigmyle followed with a double to left field to put runners on second and third. Savannah Mertz drove in the run with a groundout to give the Warriors there only run.

  • 7 compete at AA State Track meet

    Seven Henry County High School athletes competed at the AA State Track Meet Friday at the University of Louisville.
    Cathryn Fischer, Eddie Jones, Haley Lewis, Morgan Miller, Destany Crawford, Teagan Fish and Connor Finley represented the Wildcat track team in muggy, breezy, drizzly conditions.
    Conditions were not favorable for personal records in the hurdle events, discus and pole vault with a stiff breeze blowing into the faces of those competitors and drizzle adding an extra complication to the pole vault.

  • Lady Cats fall to Oldham in season finale

    Defensive miscues played a role one last time in the regular season as the Lady Cats fell to 8th Region powerhouse Oldham County 10-3.

    The Lady Colonels leadoff hitter reached third on a passed ball on strike three to start the inning. After a pop up to pitcher Krista DeBurger, the Lady Colonels drew a walk.

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Week-Samantha Thompson

    Samantha is a junior on the Warriors’ softball and archery teams.


    What are your hobbies?

    Anything that will help my sports. Going to the shooting range, tumbling for cheerleading etc.


    What about non-school activities?

    I participate in pageants and help with the little Mr. and Mrs. Eminence day pageant as co-director.


    How about school clubs?

    Senior Beta and Spanish club.


    What’s your favorite school subject?