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Today's News

  • Foundation dinner set for Feb. 7

    Staff writer/photographer

    The annual Eminence Education Foundation Dinner once again is on the horizon.

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Donald Aldridge said the foundation raises funds for student scholarships and educational grants for teachers. “It’s the Booster Club for academics,” he said. “It provides two to four scholarships per year plus grants for innovative education programs.”

  • According to report, Kentucky has shown improvement

    Late last month, for the eighth time since 1994, the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center issued a far-reaching report that provides perhaps the best overall snapshot of the Commonwealth.

    The report comes out at the end of every even-numbered year, and is designed to give more information to policy makers and citizens alike on five broad areas: communities, education, economy, environment and the government.

  • Same name, same service, new home

    I know that by now, what I’m about to say is no great secret. The Henry County Local is moving.

    Next month, we will move from our current location at 1378 Eminence Road, pleasantly located between Eminence and New Castle, to 18 South Penn in Eminence.

    We will remain open for business in our current location until Feb. 25. On Feb. 26 and 27, we’ll move and settle in to our new home.

    Our name will not change, nor our committment to cover the news and community of Henry County. We simply are moving to a building that better suits our needs.

  • Witnessing History

    Staff Writer/Photorapher

    Millions of people gathered in Washington D.C. Tuesday to witness an historic event — the inauguration of Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.

    Among the millions at the National Mall to witness the event was Henry County District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby II and his wife Adrienne.

  • Congressional leaders should follow President Obama’s lead toward bipartisan solutions

    President Obama has promised to usher in an era of politics that transcends partisan divisions.  He has encouraged Congress to focus on cooperation and debate so that we can craft the best solutions to our nation’s challenges.  Unfortunately, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s record does not reflect that bipartisan spirit.  While I am hopeful that President Obama will lead Congressional Democrats in a new direction, early indications have not been positive.

  • Expand your universe, mentor a child

    January is National Mentoring Month.  National Mentoring Month (NMM) is the time each year when our nation officially puts a spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. When you serve as a mentor, you enrich your own life as much as you do the life of a child. Mentoring leads to new experiences, new connections, new insights, and new satisfactions.

  • Infinite Campus comes to Henry County Public Schools

    Maintaining information on the students in the 174 Kentucky public school districts requires a huge system with the capability to accurately store and retrieve student information, calculate state funding, facilitate transfers, and many other utilities.

  • Henry Co. girls get to finals

    On the final day of the year, the Ladycats almost ended 2008 with a bang but instead had to settle with second-place honors in the Madison Southern Holiday Classic after defeating Lone Oak, Madison Southern and Pineville, then losing to Grayson County in the finals on New Year’s Eve.

  • Superintendents commend board members

    In difficult economic times like these, a community’s elected officials face incredible challenges. Often, they are required to make choices and decisions that they never dreamed they might face when agreeing to offer themselves up for public service. It’s called being a leader and our community is fortunate to have ten such individuals on the Henry County Schools’ Board of Education and the Eminence Independent Schools’ Board of Education.

  • Cats win another tournament and 9th straight game

    Coming on the heels of the championship win at the Richmond Model Holiday Classic the week before, the Henry County boys’ basketball team defeated Sayre (50-47), Kentucky Country Day (44-41) and Paris (57-47) last week en route to the title in Sayre’s Gene Kirk Classic, which left the Wildcats riding a nine-game winning streak and bringing an impressive 11-2 record into the new year.