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Today's News

  • 2010 election moment has started in Henry County

    Thanks to the Henry County Local for reporting on a very important issue pertaining to our county politics in last week’s paper. As reported, it appears the momentum of the 2010 election has started and many Henry County residents and Kentucky state representatives have taken an interest in the future of Henry County and it’s political status.   Last meeting, Secretary of State, Trey Grayson provided information and direction at the last Henry County Republican monthly meeting.

  • The life and adventures of Henry Bibb

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry Walton Bibb was born in, or near, New Castle in 1815. Bibb was the son of Kentucky State Senator, James Bibb. He grew up to be a respected writer, editor and newspaper publisher.

    It should have been a typical success story. Not so for Henry Bibb.

    He was the illegitimate mulatto son of a slave and a white man born in the early 19th century. He, of course, was not acknowledged as Bibb’s son and grew up a slave.

  • Survey questions are being addressed

    The first priority of elected officials at any level of government is making sure that they truly listen to those they serve.

    With that in mind, I sent out a 17-question survey before the start of the 2009 Regular Session to gauge the views of several hundred households located in our legislative district.  The results, as I expected, were enlightening.

  • Eminence pastor witnessed, lived black history

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was 1964 and the young Rev. Wilbert Goatley had been pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eminence six short years.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was scheduled to speak at a large civil rights rally at the state capitol in Frankfort and Goatley and other activists in the area prepared for the visit. “We carried eight carloads from this church,” he said. “We met in the churches and ended our rallies singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’”

  • Historical Society Gala set for March 21

    General Manager

    The Henry County Historical Society would like to say thank you.

    Or, at least, that will be the theme of their annual fundraising gala set for March 21 at Smith-Berry winery.

    With a “Gratzi! Henry County” theme, the event will include an Italian based meal as well as live and silent auctions.

  • The cupboard isn’t just bare, it’s gone

    When Governor Beshear took office in December 2007, he joked that he knew the cupboard would be bare, but that he didn’t expect it to be gone.

    Since then, he has overseen more than $430 million worth of cuts, all without touching Medicaid and our classrooms.  Unfortunately, with the nation’s economy showing no signs of improvement, he and the General Assembly learned in November that this would not be enough.  Our state economists told us that another $456 million would still need to be trimmed by the end of June.

  • Marcus Wright and Ed Berry jerseys retired at Eminence

    Sports Editor

    With Marcus Wright and Ed Berry joining a short list of some of the great Eminence High School players of the past, EHS has now retired six players that also includes Jim Green, Keith Blackburn, Chrissy Roberts and Buddy Berry.

  • Superintendent thanks Foundation supporters

    On behalf of the Eminence Education Foundation and the Eminence Independent School District, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for making our Education Dinner and Silent Auction such a success.  The Foundation collected approximately $9,000 to use for future scholarships and teachers’ grants.

  • Mr. Goodwin goes to Washington

    Staff writer/photographer

    A passion for journalism, both print and broadcast has earned an HCHS senior a trip to Washington.

    Brandon Goodwin, a senior at Henry County High School, has already come a long way and is still going places. An Oklahoman transplanted to Franklinton,  Goodwin soon will travel to Washington, D.C., to collect a scholarship for outstanding work in the field of journalism.

  • District pairings

    Sports Editor

    While most teams across the state have known for a while which squad awaits them when the postseason arrives next week, the Henry County Wildcats had to wait until Sunday night — and it came down to a game of luck.