Today's News

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.

  • Harvest Showcase is July 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Showcase on July 31. The Showcase committee has a mix of new events and old favorites that should prove to make this 11th annual event one of our best ever. As always there will be a farmer’s breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30.  This will be followed by Lunch at the Farmer’s Market with locally grown beef, pork, vegetables and homemade cantaloupe ice cream on the menu.

  • Honoring Our Troops Year-round

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance unlike any other.  To some, it marks the beginning of summer festivities.  However, for service members, veterans and the loved ones of the fallen, it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice brave men and women have made to protect our freedom.

  • TJ Cooper ends EHS career tied for 11th at state

    Eminence’s TJ Cooper capped off his high school athletic career with an 11th-place finish at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship.

    Competing in the smaller Class A competition at the University of Louisville on Saturday morning, Cooper cleared 5-foot-8 in the high jump, knocked off the crossbar on three attempts at 5-10 and tied with five other jumpers for 11th in the state.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Study could have big impact

    The three lines in the state’s 283-page budget may have taken up little space, but the study they authorized on Kentucky’s corrections system could have a big impact in the years ahead.

    My colleagues in the General Assembly and I set this in motion because it will give us a chance to work with the Pew Center on the States, an independent and highly reputable non-profit organization that has undertaken in-depth looks at various government programs across the nation.

  • Henry athletes qualify for state in 10 events

    First-year head coach Sedrick Williams wasn’t surprised that his boys’ 400-meter relay squad won the Class AA Region 3 Championship last week, just at the ease.

  • Postseason dwindling

    Eminence’s baseball and softball teams were eliminated in the opening round of district tournament play. Henry County’s baseball and softball teams were knocked out in the first round of regional play. And both the Eminence and Henry track teams wrap up their seasons at the state meet later this week. The high school postseason is dwindling down.

  • Henry boys 18th at state, girls 25th

    A season marked by Sedrick Williams taking over the Henry County track program and the athletes qualifying for the state meet in a school-record 11 events came to an end last Thursday night at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship.

  • Here we go again

    Crack, meth, runaway kids, missing persons, sexual assaults and increase in crime. These have all been put out there as possible excuses for not having cruising in Eminence. (Shawn) Bright said gas stations and restaurant managers remember that cruising was good for business and are saying yes to cruising. Mr. (Jim) Pettit says it wasn’t good for business at his Dairy Mart, it sounds like sour grapes.

  • Shelby sweeps 8th Region tournament titles

    At the same time that the Shelby County High School softball team edged past Grant County 8-6 last Thursday night in the 8th region finals, the Shelby baseball team was battling with Anderson County in a more-than-four-hour thriller that lasted 11 innings and ended with Shelby on top 10-9.

    Both Shelby teams escaped on Carroll County’s fields to win the titles and will now represent the region in the state tournament.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.