Today's News

  • Generation Rx: Teens and prescription drugs

    Prescription drugs are the fastest growing substance of abuse among teenagers.  According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, one in five teens reported having abused a prescription drug, and there are now, for the first time, as many new abusers (12 and older) of prescription drugs as there are of marijuana.  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs in 2005.  This drug abuse is deadly.  Research by the Centers for Disease Control shows that nearly all poisoning deaths in the United States are attributed

  • Injured Ladycats back on track, play in finals

    With a 5-0 win over Carroll County on Monday night, the Henry County Ladycats positioned themselves for a fifth consecutive 31st District softball championship – the victory advanced the Cats to Tuesday night’s finals against Owen County, which was past deadline and will be in next week’s Local.

    Playing at Owen County High School on Monday in the first of two opening-round games, the Ladycats got base runners on every at bat, held Carroll to just three the entire night and came away with the shutout win.

  • Eminence is fortunate to have Berry

    I am proud to say I was raised in Eminence and was a 1966 graduate of Eminence High School.  I am very familiar with the town, the people and of course, Buddy Berry.

    Since I am Buddy’s uncle, I have known him all of his life and there is not another single person that I have met in my lifetime that I respect more than Buddy.  He was an outstanding student, athlete and citizen in his youth and has matured into a caring parent, educator and role model as an adult.

  • Crawford picks Campbellsville

    Wanting to help build a program instead of competing in an established one, Henry County track star Brittany Crawford picked Campbellsville University over the University of the Cumberlands, ending the speculation over which school she would attend.

    Crawford is still writing her final chapter to her high school athletic career with the state meet still one week away, but has already committed to Campbellsville. It was a school she really liked when she first took a trip to the campus as a freshman, and in the end the school she chose. It felt like the right place for her.

  • New Henry County Middle School baseball team ends first season

    After discussions over the possibility of jump starting a Henry County Middle School baseball program during the previous few years, it was given life in 2010 and looks to continue in future seasons.

  • Rahm follows brother to KWC

    Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Zach Rahm has decided to play football for Kentucky Wesleyan College in the fall.

    Rahm decided with Kentucky Wesleyan a few months ago but made it official last Monday with a signing inside the high school’s Media Room. He will reunite with his older brother Josh, who graduated from Henry County in 2008 and currently plays for Wesleyan.

  • Warriors finished in 32-0 outing

    Suffering its biggest loss this season, the Eminence baseball team was dominated by Shelby County, 32-0 in five innings, on Monday night in the first game of the 30th District tournament.

  • Crusade for Children funds come back to Henry County

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    If local firefighters haven’t been through your neighborhood yet, get your donations ready — it’s time for the 57th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The annual event is a huge project for fire departments in the region as they raise funds for the Louisville charity. While the event itself takes place June 5-6, some Henry County fire departments will start collecting donations this week.

  • The problem of underage drinking

    We are nearing the time where many young people will celebrate a lifetime of accomplishments as they graduate from high school and move toward their life goals.  Family and friends will gather together for a festive occasion to commemorate this awesome milestone.

    Traditionally, this is also a time when alcohol enters into the mix and brings tragic results for all involved.  Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among American youth and it kills 5,000 teens every year.

  • Health care law will increase spending

    Just over a month ago, Americans watched with some apprehension as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law.  Time and again, taxpayers were promised that health care reform would slow the growth of health care costs for families, businesses and government.  Although the dust has barely settled, new revelations about the impact of the act suggest that, despite the promises, it will increase health care costs for individuals, businesses and taxpayers.