Today's News

  • House misses mark on financial reform; ignores American taxpayers

    Over the course of the past two years, Americans have lost homes, businesses and jobs, attributable in large part to a lack of effective regulations on Wall Street and in the housing market that led to a series of costly bailouts by the federal government.  Last week, Members of the House were faced with a decision between defending the American taxpayer or continuing the culture of “too big to fail” Wall Street bailouts.  

  • Final season at Union College

    He has survived four grueling football seasons at Union College, including a red-shirted freshman year. He has worked himself into the starting rotation. He has clocked the fastest 40-yard dash time any linebacker ever has at Union. And Daniel Moody, a 2006 graduate of Henry County High school, is preparing for his final go around as a Bulldog.

  • Kentucky provides 2.3% of energy

    When it comes to supplying the energy that powers our country, Kentucky plays a bigger role than most.  We represent just 1.4 percent of its population, but provide 2.3 percent of its electricity.

    The main reason for that, of course, is coal, which was first commercially mined in the Commonwealth in 1820.  Now, only two states extract more annually, and only four depend on it more to run their homes, schools and businesses. Here in Kentucky, it supplies more than 90 percent of our electricity.

  • Do you take debit cards?

    General Manager

    Eminence residents soon will be able to pay their utility and tax bills by credit or debit card.

  • County parks manager feels at home

    Staff writer/photographer

    Travis Buchanan, of Cincinnati, has worked as Henry County’s parks manager since April, but said he feels very much at home in the position.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on turf grass and a minor in business.


  • HCPS to resume classes on August 11

    Students in Henry County have about one month of summer vacation remaining!  The county school system will begin their 2010-11 school year on August 11 when students will again catch their buses and find their desks for more learning opportunities.

    Registration for families new to the county begins at the central office at 326 Eminence Road in New Castle.  Parents can call 845-8600 or come by the office to get the information needed to get their children enrolled at any of the district’s schools.

  • Lyndon Johnson takes over program

    It’s been a hectic two weeks for the Henry County High School football program, but a new head coach has been named.

    Assistant coach Lyndon Johnson was bumped up to the head position on Monday morning, ending the speculation over who would be in charge after Ray Graham decided to leave the program on June 28. The team starts practice this Thursday.

  • Sports Briefs


    The Henry County cross-country team starts practice at Harry Hill Park at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. A meeting will follow at 8 p.m. for all runners and parents. This opening practice and meeting is for all those interested running cross this fall ee" elementary, middle school and high school.

    Colts Football

  • Host familes needed for exchange students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 14, 2010

    Wednesday, July 14

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Microsoft Word 2007 training at the Henry County Library at 10:30 am.

    Thursday, July 15

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