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Today's News

  • Sports Briefs

    Eminence Youth Basketball

    The Eminence youth basketball team of the North Central Kentucky Sports Conference will have signups and a team meeting at the Henry County Library Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Parents are required to attend.

    Cornhole Tournament

    There will be a cornhole tournament this Saturday at Harry Hill Park to raise money for 17-month-old Alyssa Louden, who was recently diagnosed with Hurlers disease. Signups will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. First prize will receive two sets of cornhole boards and two sets of bags. The entry fee is $20 per two-person team.

  • Garrett Black heads to All 'A' state tournament

    Amazing. Wonderful. Super. Fantastic.

    These were just a few of the words Steve Dent used to describe his Henry County Wildcats after their showing at the 8th Region All A Classic Boys Golf Tournament last Thursday at Cardinal Hills in Bedford.

  • Promising seasons

    Sit back, relax, chill for a little while. From the looks of things, Eminence and Henry County fans will have plenty to stand up and cheer about when the lights come on Friday nights.

    Following the easy opening-season victories over the weekend, a lot of questions were answered that are brought with unpredictable starts to always unpredictable football seasons. Most of those answers were in favor of the Warriors and Wildcats.

  • Family set to celebrate life

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Dec. 13, 2006, in Naples, Fla., a brain aneurysm cut short the life of 35-year old Brandon Browning, devastating his close-knit Henry County family.

    What the family did in the traumatic hours following his death was nothing short of heroic. Their unselfish decision to donate his organs gave hope to three other families whose loved ones were living on borrowed time.

    On Sunday, Sept. 7 two of the three recipients will join Browning’s family and friends in a “Celebration of Life” to honor Brandon.

  • Henry County dominates in first game out, 40-0

    Following Henry Countys 40-0 victory over Ludlow High School late Saturday night, the Wildcats collected the Henry County Dairy Queen Bowl trophy and hoisted it into the air at midfield.

    If this season opener was any indication of the direction Henrys football program is headed during the next 10-plus weeks, it should be a year full of feel-good moments for the Wildcats, who are coming off one of their best seasons in school history.

  • Breaking News: Eminence Auto Parts destroyed by fire

    Kentucky State Police and the Eminence Police Department are investing a fire that destroyed a local business Saturday evening.

    Eminence Auto Parts, a NAPA affiliate, was gutted by a blaze that included multiple explosions Saturday. Officials on the scene indicated arson was the cause, and a search is underway for the suspect.

    Multiple fire departments responded to the scene, including crews from Eminence, Pleasureville, New Castle, Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and Shelby County.

    Check back soon for udpates.

  • Bluesneck

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chad Heightchew, Jamie Tingle and Phil Branham loaded guitars and amps, basses and drums, microphones and monitors into a trailer hitched to the back of sound engieneer Barry Heightchew’s truck. The trio, Pleasureville’s own Bluesneck, were itching to get on the road to Florida.

    The plan was to drive 968-miles straight through to the Sebastian Inlet State Park Marina in Florida for a one-night gig. Branham’s friends, Alan and Nancy French, were throwing a retirement bash and invited the group to play.

  • Kentucky health assessment isn't positive

    In recent months there have been a series of reports from state and national organizations that have given us a much clearer picture of Kentucky’s collective health. Unfortunately, their overall assessment is not positive, due largely to problems that are preventable.

    Perhaps the most alarming statistic of all comes from the Kentucky Institute of Medicine, which found that no other state has a higher mortality rate. None of our 120 counties, in fact, is below the national average.

  • New church rumbles into county

    Staff writer/photographer

    After 17 years as pastor of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Spencer County, Finchville resident Vern Hawkins felt pulled in a new direction. “I felt like the Lord was leading me to do something different,” he said.

    Hawkins began the non-denominational New Hope Biker Church in January 2008. He said it was decided to remain non-denominational so that people not wishing to be identified with a particular denomination would feel comfortable attending.

  • Youth basketball program gets board approval

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s unlikely that Eminence High School Varsity Basketball Coach Chris Nethery and Mark Blackburn expected the deluge of questions and concerns that rained down on them at the Eminence Independent School Board meeting August 19.

    Nethery and Blackburn presented a request for rental of the school gym for Eminence Youth Boy’s Basketball games. They have formed a team of fifth and sixth grade boys to play inter-squad games with neighboring city and county teams.