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Today's News

  • Blackburn leaving Eminence

    After seven seasons as the head man for the Eminence High School boys’ basketball team, filled with some of the best basketball squads the school has produced in recent memory, Keith Blackburn has decided to step down as Eminence’s coach. His decision to back away from the program stemmed from off-court issues that date back the previous three seasons, he said.

  • Zak Yates named 8th Region Assistant Coach of the Year

    Through nine seasons, five head coaches and numerous wins and losses, Zak Yates has been the one common denominator on the Henry County High School baseball team for almost a decade. Now, after the best season Henry County has produced during Yates’ tenure, his tireless work is not going unnoticed. Following Henry’s remarkable baseball season, which ended in the championship game of the 8th Region tournament two months ago, Yates was named the 8th Region Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year.

  • Peyton will play in U.S. Kids Golf World Championships

    Beginning with her first putter at the age of one, Mackenzie Peyton has always been around the game of golf. She received the putter from her grandfather, Willie Peyton, on her first birthday, was a regular on the greens by the age of two, and was playing a full nine holes by the age of five. Now, at the ripe old age of 11, Peyton already has played three years on Henry County High School girls’ golf team and, as an upcoming sixth grader, she’s making a name for herself against others her age from around the country.

  • Warriors say bye to coach

    When the Eminence Warriors lost to Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District boys' basketball tournament Feb. 26, it was much more than what it seemed at the time. The horn sounded, the players shook hands and the two teams headed toward different locker rooms - one team ready to roll on to the next round in post-season action and the other ready to start thinking about the next season.

  • Eminence hosts State water Ski Championships

    Rain and lightning might have dampened and delayed the Kentucky State Water Ski Championships over the weekend, but the unstable weather conditions could not stop the best statewide skiers from topping the all-time Kentucky list. After the two-day event, held at Stillwater Lake in Eminence, 33 different skiers were crowned state champions, and seven different state records were set. The competition, sanctioned by the American Water Ski Association, was delayed twice on Saturday — once due to heavy rain and once for a bolt of lightning spotted in the area.

  • Eminence names new volleyball head coach

    When the Eminence volleyball team takes to the court again, the Lady Warriors will have a new face along the sideline in Kristen Lively. She will take over the program left behind by Cindy Bohannon, who went 2-38 during her two-year stint. For Lively, who is also the high school’s math teacher, it will be a new experience as she has no volleyball background but is very enthusiastic to get started. The team will officially begin practice the week of July 21.

  • Cyclists pass through Henry County on their way to 'living the dream'

    At the end of another long day of cycling last Monday night, with hundreds of miles behind them and hundreds more still ahead, Matthew Case and Eric Brewer decided to call it a night. The duo, in a far place away from home as college students from Utah, were in New Castle and needed a place to stay when they spotted the Henry County Local. Bingo. There — hidden behind a building that used to be a restaurant before the Local relocated there in the mid-1970s — they gave their tired legs a needed break, unloaded their bikes, put up a tent and rested for the night.

  • Trip to China made many impressions

    As I sit here at home on Sunday morning, I am still somewhat frazzled by the jet lag incurred from flying east for nearly 20 hours. I want to wrap up this series of articles about our trip to China by writing about the lasting impressions that China made on our family. There is no way to write it all in detail. The patient and generous editor of the Local could not possibly give me that much space!

  • Linda Sarrett coaches USA team at Bank of Scotland

    When Linda Sarrett boarded a plane last Saturday to head to Scotland, she thought she would be coaching a USA Junior Team against other junior teams from around the world in the Bank of Scotland Cup track and field meet. But when she arrived, she shortly found out otherwise. “When we got there, Scotland had its national team with national champions, and so did the other teams competing,” Sarrett said. “They were actually surprised that we didn’t know it was for senior competition.

  • Eminence residence destroyed in morning fire

    News Intern

    An Eminence woman lost her home last week as a fire ravaged her house.

    Eminence Police Department Chief Carey Duncan arrived first on the scene at the house fire at 4766 Jackson Road in Eminence last week. About 40 seconds later, EPD Major Kevin Kemper arrived on the scene as well.

    “I thought everyone got there and did a good job,” Duncan said. “They did what they could.”