Today's News

  • March Madness is a little different for the General Assembly

    In the General Assembly during this time of year, “March Madness” refers to more than just a basketball tournament as the final hectic days of the legislative session draw to a close.

    In the state Senate, the focus last week was predictably on the two-year budget, with that chamber considering what changes it will make to the House version approved earlier this month.  The Senate is scheduled to vote on a proposal early this week, setting the stage for legislative leaders to come up with a compromise by the end of the month.

  • P&Z intended to be good stewardship of land

    General Manager

    When Planning and Zoning was enacted in Henry County, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent was a senior in high school.

    The current Planning and Zoning administrator, Greg Derossett, was in middle school.

    As such, neither had a hand in the development of the commission, which former Planning and Zoning attorney Bill Brammell and current Board of Adjustments member Dennis Yeary said developed out of a concern for land use.

  • Bill Covington takes over Eminence softball program

    Sports editor

    With a new coach in charge and 23 players listed on its roster, the Eminence High School softball team is hoping to improve on last year’s 3-14 season.

  • New coach hoping to improve track program at HCHS

    Sports editor

    With the first track meet now behind them and a long list of meets still left, new coach Sedrick Williams and his Henry County Cats are eager to get the program headed in the right direction.

    Williams took over the Henry track team in February with a long-term approach for a program that has had three head coaches in as many years. His focus: building a foundation and progressing each year.

  • Census participation is important

    For several weeks, public service announcements have stressed the importance of completing the 2010 census forms which are arriving in the mail now.  It is vital that we participate.

    There is much at stake.  Billions of your tax dollars will be divided among the states based on census results.  Funding for education, transportation, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs will be affected.

  • From the Sideline

    Players to Watch

    TJ Cooper: The Eminence High School senior has qualified for the Kentucky State Track and Field Championship in the high jump and looks to lead a track program that was in doubt this spring. The speedster, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards during football season in the fall, said he is focusing on the sprints.

  • Rand Paul and Trey Grayson to speak at Lincoln & Reagan Day Luncheon

    With the Primary Election in May quickly approaching, increasing national attention is being focused on Kentucky’s Senatorial race to replace retiring Republican Senator Jim Bunning. Two candidates vying to fill this office are Dr. Rand Paul and Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson. The race is heating up and both are campaigning intensely to win support of Kentucky’s voters. On April 3 at Noon, both will be speaking during a Lincoln & Reagan Day Luncheon to be held at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton, Kentucky.

  • Hunsaker says Cats are ‘very coachable’ this season

    Sports editor

    The high school baseball season starts this week and Austin Hunsaker says his Henry County Wildcats are very coachable and are more prepared for games, compared to previous seasons when the weather put a damper on pre-season play.

  • With new coach, Ladycats ready for the next level

    Sports editor

    Finishing last season with an impressive 24 wins and winning their fourth straight 31st District title, the Henry County Ladycats are now ready to make the jump to the next level. Matt Wright, who was named Suzanne Cates’ replacement after her resignation, is the one in charge to get the job done.

  • More than meets the eye at Kentucky Humane Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dan Flinkfelt can’t get enough animal interaction.

    At work he is the Henry County Humane Society Director/Animal Control Officer.

    There 16 bays house dogs and puppies that wait to be reclaimed, adopted or transported to the Kentucky Humane Society’s Louisville facility.

    Two rescued cats, Babs and Lynx, are permanent fixtures at the facility.