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Today's News

  • Voters head to Primary Election, May 20

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    As the Primary Election looms, registered voters in Henry County will be making several key decisions regarding state and county representation.

  • City passes balanced budget

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Eminence City Council conducted its first reading of the new budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. According to Mayor Drane Stephens, the budget, if passed next month after the second reading, would keep the town fiscally afloat for the next year.

    “Our focus was, of course, to have a balanced budget, but with minimal increase,” Stephens said. “And to use our existing funds and not to borrow any money for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. We were able to accomplish that.”

  • City increases fees for services to cover costs

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Residents in the city of New Castle will see slight increases in their costs for services after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

  • First annual Hope Jam concert features headliners

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Relay for Life Team at Eminence Speaker has been working since late last year to raise enough money for a major fundraiser. It seems that their dream will now be a reality. The first Annual Hope Jam Concert will take place this year at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. According to Lisa Willhite, an Eminence Speaker employee and team leader, the idea came about because of the team’s business.

  • HC Medical Center awarded
  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”

  • Eminence Art Club paints in broad strokes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The art club at Eminence Independent School is learning what it takes to raise money. The club, directed by art teacher Robin McHone, is creating pieces of art to auction off on Thursday, May 8. The auction’s proceeds will help fund a field trip for the group.

  • Wildcats crush Western Warriors 17-0

    The Henry County Wildcats managed to get two games in last week despite the foul weather to start the week. On Thursday the Wildcats scored 10 runs in the first inning to put the game away against the Western High School Warriors en route to a 17-0 win. Friday night they played away at Simon Kenton where the tables were turned on the Wildcats as the Pioneers won 11-0 in five innings.

    HCHS 17 Western 0

  • Memoir: Our family and 4-H

    The Skidmore family was involved in the first 4-H Club in Henry County. Our father, L. C. Skidmore, Jr., was a member of the first club, started by C. C. Malone, the first County Agent of Henry County, in the mid-1920’s.

    I (Mary Lynn) spent many Sunday mornings with my dad in his latter years and he shared a lot of his memories with me. Many of those fond memories were of his experiences in 4-H and his love of the cattle business.

  • Getting green with Eminence Christian Church

    Eminence Christian Church’s Green Ministry is doing its part to increase awareness of environmental issues in Henry County. The program, now in its ninth year according to co-chairman Bill Brammell, came from a desire to follow what the church felt was its calling to ministry.