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Today's News

  • Eminence student arrested after making threats

    An Eminence student was being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.

  • Relay For Life events in Henry County

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Saturday, May 9 — Campbellsburg Chiropractic will be having a Relay For Life sidewalk yard sale outside the office in Campbellsburg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or Shine!

  • AFJROTC’s Neely earns Cadet of the Year honors

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each cadet appearing before the Officer Promotion Board on Thursday, April 30, was competing for the honor of Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year. The five cadets competing for the honor were Christy Neely, Tom McCabe, Erick Butler, Andrew Hitt and Rachel Thorley.

    Four board members began the evaluation process the moment each one stepped into the room.

    AFROTC program director, Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and his assistant MSgt. Kevin McClure briefed the panel on proper attire and presentation.

  • Fighting the weather

    General Manager

    The toughest opponent the Henry County baseball team has faced this year is a girl — Mother Nature.

    She’s rained out plenty of games, and left fields soggy enough that they just weren’t playable. And last week against Williamstown, she threw a wild, windy fit.

    But the Wildcats play on, when Mother Nature permits, of course.

    “Our toughest opponent this year has been the weather,” coach Austin Hunsaker said.

  • Ladycats are ready to roar at All A

    General Manager

    With a 16-7 record, the Henry County High School girls softball team could say they’re pretty good.

    But getting the team to believe that may be a challenge, according to coach Suzanne Cates.

    “I just don’t know if they believe that they’re as good as they really are,” she said. Building confidence is key as the Ladycats head toward the state championships in the All ‘A’ tournament.

  • Eminence Warriors still hunting for first win

    Sports editor

    After playing eight games this season, the Eminence baseball team is still searching for its first win.

    The Warriors, who are coming off a 1-17 record and have underclassmen and middle schoolers filling key roles, lost to Spencer County, 19-2, April 23, Carroll County 13-0 on April 29, and Anderson County 25-0 on April 30, 

  • EHS girls scrap against Lady Rockets

    General Manager

    Against one of the best pitchers in the state, the batting can be tough.

    And for the Eminence High School softball team, the hitting wasn’t happening last week against Shelby County’s Haleigh LeCompte. LeCompte pitched a perfect game, striking out 11 Lady Warriors in just five innings.

    “They had a really nice pitcher, and we struggled hitting it,” EHS coach Chris Nethery said. “We didn’t play horribly.”

  • Wrestlin’ for a good cause

    Staff report

    Mountain Wrestling Association will return to the Eminence Community Center on May 23 for another fund raiser.

    This time, the event will raise funds for the Pleasureville Bulldogs baseball team. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any team member for $7, and $1 from each advance ticket goes back to the team. Tickets at the door will be $8.

    MWA member D.J. Current said the group hopes to hold fund raisers each month at the Community Center. The last event raised more than $1,500 for the Maynes family, who lost their home in a fire.

  • Revenue to hold steady, 16 roads to get blacktop in 09/10

    General Manager

    Flat revenue. A substantial increase in county retirement contributions. Sixteen county roads to be paved. A $125,000 increase in ambulance service revenue.

    Those are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget but they weren’t what generated the most conversation in a special budget meeting of the fiscal court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Evans returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 23, B.J. Evans of Turners Station likely has seen more of the world than many people twice his age.

    As a specialist in the U.S. Army he was stationed in Illesheim, Germany, three years, and did year-long tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Evans, a Henry County High School graduate, knew early on that the military was in his future. “I joined the reserves while I was still in high school in 2002 and went active duty in 2003,” he said.