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Today's News

  • Now it’s time to exhale, get to work

    When I finally left the office on election night, the election hadn’t yet been called in Barack Obama’s favor.

    The lights in the office were out, traffic on the road was nonexistent, and it was still.

    There was no wind, no road noise, just … quiet.

    There were few, if any clouds in the sky, and the stars twinkled vividly.

    I stood still in front of our door, enjoying the calmness, the quiet, the solitude.

  • A caring community

    General Manager

    On the desk in Zack Woods’ office at Henry County Middle School is a copy of a book about tsunamis.

    The same book is being read, or already has been, by a student at the school. Woods, the principal, and the student are taking part in a reading partnership program.

    “The kids like to talk about what they’re reading,” he said.

  • Armstrong to take last seat on council

    General Manager

    It all came down to a game of chance.

    Less than 24 hours after the polls closed, two women sat in the lobby of the Henry County Clerk’s Office waiting to see just which of the pair would go on to serve as the sixth member of the Eminence City Council.

    In the end, incumbent Treva Browning lost a coin toss to Elizabeth “LeeAnn” Armstrong, with Armstrong claiming the last seat on the council.

  • Thanks for help with Toy Run

    First and foremost we want to thank Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior for making this toy run a big success.  We serve an awesome God.

    A big thank you to all who were involved with the Henry County Toy Run.  Without all of your support this would not have been possible.

    We personally want to thank Henry County Local and Cindy DiFazio.  Cindy, you did an excellent job putting the story together about the toy run.

  • Bengals, Colts win HCYFL titles

    Sports Editor

    In a night marked by cold weather and big plays from the younger footballers in the county, the Henry County Youth Football League wrapped up its season Sunday night with championship games for both the junior varsity and varsity divisions.

  • Warriors finish XC season at region

    Sports editor

    The Eminence cross-country season came to an end Saturday at the Class A, Region Five Championships with no Eminence runner advancing to the KHSAA State Cross Country Championships, which will be held this Saturday at the State Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Cassey Fischer qualifies for KHSAA State Championships

    Sports Editor

    When the top runners in the state toe the starting line Saturday at the Kentucky State Horse Park in Lexington, Cassey Fischer will take her mark as the lone runner from Henry County that qualified for this year’s KHSAA Cross Country Championships.

  • New Castle Cafe in former Mom’s location, open in the evening

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle Cafe owners Marlene Brees and son, Mark, are keeping the welcome mat out six nights a week until 8 p.m. and residents are eating it up.

    “We’ve been doing pretty good in the evenings,” Marlene Brees said.

    The dinner menu includes a choice of five main-course meals including country-fried steak, oven-baked turkey and pork chops.

  • Henry will face top team in Class 3-A on the road

    Sports Editor

    A year after winning regular-season and postseason district championships, earning the No. 1 seed from District Four, hosting two state playoff games and advancing to the third round for the first time in school history, the Henry County Wildcats have gone 0-3 in the district and will play as the No. 4 seed in the first round of the playoffs next month.

  • Be safe, be seen on Halloween

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Director, Henry County Emergency Management

    Tips on designing and creating Halloween costumes at home to meet “See and be Seen” safety standards are being offered by the Kentucky Optometric Association in a pre-Halloween message to parents.

    According to the vision care organization, many Halloween accidents from skinned knees to pedestrian traffic fatalities, can be traced to a child’s inability to see steps, curbs and automobiles or to a driver’s failure to see a child in time to stop.